5th 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.


Native American Pathfinder – follow this pathfinder to do research on Native Americans.

Language Arts

Macmillan - official website for the Treasures Reading Program.

Spelling City


A+ Math - 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.

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives – math activities

NCTM Illuminations - math activities

That Quiz - Math test activities.

Webmath – learn how to solve your math homework problems.

ixl- Multiplying fractions, finding percentages, area, and more


BAM! Body and Mind - play games and read information about health, wellness, exercise, and nutrition.  This website is sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services for Disease Control and Prevention.

FOSSWeb - activities to go with your FOSS science curriculum.

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.

Playnormous - play games and listen to stories to learn about good nutrition and fitness. This site also includes healthy recipes.

Social Studies

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.

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.

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

BLS Career Information - learn about careers that fit your interests.

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

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.

Wordle - create word pictures

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