FBI--history and games

Explorers Project

Pebble Go--database that includes basic information on most explorers, great first step

Britannica Elementary--encyclopedia with a read aloud feature

Biography--video segments and some articles on most explorers

eBooks electronic books, many biographies availible

Research in Context--a collection of articles about your topic reference, newspaper, magazine

If you have trouble accessing any of the databases from outside of school, go to mel.org and find the database name there (it's an alphabetical list) and click on it.


Softschools Timlines




Ponce de Leon

Colonial Project


The Planets

World Book Kids- Search by planet name for basic information about your topic. 

National Geographic Virtual Solar System - Really cool interactive website that provides basic information about each of the planets and also has an interactive comparison feature.

NASA Solar System – This site will also be useful for our planet research project. It includes the important data for each planet and more.

Curious about Astronomy? Ask an Astronomer- There is an archive of questions students like you have asked real astronomers and the chance to get your own questions answered.

Nine Planets - This site offers introductions to the nine planets, their satellites and other Solar System objects.

Planet Symbols from NASA - Symbols of all the planets and there is an explanation of the symbols at the bottom of the page.

Windows to the Universe – Contains information on all planets.

Kids Astronomy – Kid friendly planet data.


Biome WebQuest

Mrs. Wilczak's 5th grade Class.  Click here for the quest.