Use this comprehensive database to retrieve in-depth reference content for the core curriculum areas of Literature, History, Biographies, Science, and Social Studies. Must use a CLEVNET library card to access from home.
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English & Spelling
- Glossary of Poetic Terms
Find definitions, pronunciations, and quotations that describe terms used in the study of poetry.
- Merriam-Webster On-Line (Dictionary and Thesaurus)
Aside from the wonderful access to an online dictionary, this site offers word games and a word for the day!
- Poetry for Kids
Find poems by published author Kenn Nesbitt online.
- Sonnet Central
An archive of English sonnets, commentary, pictures, and relevant links.
- AAA Math
Hundreds of pages of Basic Math Skills. Interactive Practice on every page. An Explanation of the math topic on each page. Several Challenge Games on every page. Math Problems are randomly create.
- Ask Dr. Math
A question and answer service for K-12 math students and their teachers! A searchable archive is available by level and topic, along with FAQ’s (Frequently-Asked Questions).
- Biographies of Women Mathematicians
Need to know about famous female mathematicians? Let the mathematics students at Agnes Scott College, in Atlanta, Georgia help you! Some biographies include photos.
- Math Forum Student Center
Try the challenging and creative projects, puzzles and calculating tips found here!
- 4000 Years of Women in Science
Need to know about a famous woman scientist? You can even get photographs here!
- All About Birds
A wide variety of information is offered here from bird evolution to bird jokes.
- Astronomy for Kids
The solar system, planets, sun, stars, asteroids, and galaxies are all available in this site.
- Beakman and Jax
This site contains 50 Terrific questions which provides over 50 experiments.
- Bird Identification
Pictures, songs and identification tips for birds from North and Central America.
- Bug Club
Geared toward people ages 5 to 15, this site offers information to all who are fascinated by bugs!
- Charles Darwin
A short biography of Charles Darwin with a nice list of further sources.
Want to know more about chemistry and the Periodic Table? Check this out!
- Energy Quest
Learn how various sources of energy affect our environment. Includes a list of science projects and an art contest.
- Enter Evolution: Theory and History
A history of evolutionary thought.
A constantly-changing science magazine with all kinds of cool stuff to explore!
- Katerpillars (& Mystery Bugs)
Fun facts, crafts, and activities related to the study of bugs.
- Kaytee Discovery Zone
Learn about the habitat and anatomy of many different birds.
- Kids F.A.C.E (Kids for a Clean Environment)
A club started by kids like you who want to help the environment.
The Astronomy Academy, Ask a Space Expert, How Big is the Universe and a Space Dictionary…what more could you want?
- Mad Scientist Network
Need to find a good science experiment? Let the Mad Scientist Network help you! For grades 4-6.
- PBS’s Life of Birds: Evolution
Explores the evolution of birds posing the question of whether or not birds evolved from dinosaurs and focusing on variation in adaptation of these animals.
- Ranger Rick’s Kid Zone
For grades 1 and up. A place to find information and games about animals! This page is put out by the National Wildlife Federation.
A NASA learning center for young astronomers. An excellent place for all kinds of cool space stuff!
- The Sierra Club
A huge amount of information from a one of the best-known environmental organizations in the world.
- The Why Files — Science Behind the News
Use the search function and the term “evolution” to find lots of information including a quiz to see “how evolved” you are.
- Virtual Galapagos
Visit the Galapagos Islands, where Charles Darwin studied evolution, and learn about their history, wildlife and geography.
- Why Do Leaves Change Color in the Fall?
Explanation of and experiments with this yearly phenomenon.
- Why Do Plants Have Flowers?
Find out how seeds are formed.
- Wonders of the Sea
Lessons include sponges, mollusks, and sea stars.
- American Memory Project
Want to see real, historical documents? The Library of Congress is digitizing millions of pieces of our country’s past and you can catch them here on the web!
- California’s Untold Stories of the Gold Rush
Try this interactive experience to learn about the famous California Gold Rush.
- Culture Quest
Want to know about different world cultures? Need an international recipe or game? This is the place!
- Library of Congress Presents America’s Story from
Put the “story” back in “history!” Get photos of orignal documents and maps, fascinating info on famous people, places and things, listen to songs, watch a Krazy Kat cartoon and go on a scavenger hunt.
- Today in History
Want to know what’s happened in history on today’s date? Check it out here!
- World Flag Database
Here you can find large, clear printable flag graphics and basic country information!