4th Grade

Online Databases

Grant Wood AEA – go to online databases including AccuWeather, Atomic Learning, Clipart.com, Ebsco, Multimedia Archive, SIRS Researcher, DE Streaming, and World Book Online.  You must sign in with a username and password to use this site.

Search Engines

Google – use this search engine to find information

KidsClick – Web search for kids by librarians intended to guide you to good websites.

One Key – a kid safe search engine powered by Google.


American Biographies Pathfinder -follow this pathfinder to do research on famous Americans. 

Language Arts

Bookworm – play vocabulary games.

Kids Reads – read interviews with you favorite authors, book reviews and information about book series.

Macmillan - official website for the Treasures Reading Program.

Storyboard That-Digital Storytelling

Hydrothermal Vents

AMNH - Life Forms

Tide Pools

Puget Sound Shorelines: Beaches, Tide Pools, Marine Life

Tide Pools


Varsity Tutors Aplusmath - Improve your math skills by playing games, flashcards, and math word puzzles.  Try the homework helper to check your homework answers.

Cool Math - Play games and puzzles to sharpen your math skills.

Fun Brain Math Baseball – practice your math facts while playing this baseball game.

Hooda Math - play fun math games.

NCTM Illuminations - math activities

That Quiz - Math test activities.

Webmath – learn how to solve your math homework problems.


FOSSWeb - Interactive activities to be used with the FOSS science kits.

KidsHealth for Kids – you can read this site in English or Spanish to learn how to deal with feelings, stay healthy, recipes, illnesses and injuries, your body, growing up and more.  There are also games, movies, experiments, and activities on this website.

NASA - play games and do projects to learn about NASA and outer space.

Social Studies

50 States - learn about the 50 states and their capitals.

America’s Story from America’s Library – Learn about your country on this website hosted by the Library of Congress.  Meet amazing Americans, jump back in time, explore the states, join Americans at play, watch movies and listen to songs from America's past.

State Reports – find information about each of the 50 states.

Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum - learn about President Hoover

Iowa - information from the Internet Public Library

Iowa Map - the larger cities and rivers are labeled on this map from World Atlas.

State Symbols USA - learn about Iowa's State Symbols

National Geographic for Kids – learn about the world, its people and its wildlife while reading stories, playing games and activities and watching videos on this site.

State Data Map on Illuminations - identify and learn about the 50 U.S. states.

Underground Railroad - follow the Underground Railroad on this interactive website by National Geographic.

U.S. States - drag and drop states on the U.S. map.








Other Websites

ABCYA.com -  multiple educational games and activities for kids!  You can choose your grade level and practice with letters (ELA), number (Math),  (puzzles)and skills (keyboarding, calendar, etc.)--and even a holiday centered selection of activities!  Fun and educational!

Moby Max

Fact Monster – learn about the world, U.S., people, sports, science, math and money.  Check out the cool stuff, homework center, games and puzzles.

First Thanksgiving - learn about the first Thanksgiving on this Scholastic website.

Fun Brain – play games including math arcade and reading.

Homework Help- get help from tutors online.  This service is through the Cedar Rapids Public Library, and you must type in your Cedar Rapids Library card number to use it.

I Spy – play I-Spy games and make your own I-Spy puzzles.

Kerpoof Studio – make a picture, story or movie.

Tagxedo - create and save word pictures

Wordle - create word pictures

World Almanac for Kids – read information about many different topics from the World Almanac, play games, quizzes, and print puzzles.