United States Mint - games and much more
Check out ideas from the US Census Bureau
Enchanted Learning brings you illustrated map terms
Simple Machines and Inventors
ThinkQuest has a great simple machine site with practical examples of simple machines
Marvelous Machines - GREAT page of simple experiments with simple machines
Inventor’s Toolbox – be sure to go to the Gadget Anatomy and take the quiz AFTER you look at all the simple machines.
1. Read Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Burton and identify the simple machines within the book.
2. Read How Things Work by David Macaulay to find out how simple machines work.
3. Write an acrostic poem for a simple machine or for the complex machine that is student designed.
4. Write a description of your simple machine and how it works.
5. Write a research paper about how simple machines influenced history and how they might influence the future.
6. Write an e-mail letter to a scientist or a peer to discuss simple machines.
7. Look up definitions of the simple machines either in an encyclopedia or on the internet.
AllAboutNature has a great biome page with descriptions of all the biomes and information about the animals of each biome.
The Great Plant Escape - Learn about plants while solving a mystery.
Mrs. Mitchell's Virtual School - this is MUCH more than just biomes!
Cool Science for Curious Kids from Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Earth on the Edge - find out why ecosystems are important and what we can do to protect them
Eco-Pros - fantastic page on the environment of the earth
NASA's Earth Observatory: Mission Biomes
Enchanted Learning Animal Information
Oakland Zoo Animals – LOTS of facts
Meet the First Americans – Explore the five cultures
Native American Page from a fifth grade class – see what they learned
European Immigration – NOTE if you get to a Thinkquest page, click on the picture for the quest and it will bring you to the topic.
Most European immigrants landed at Ellis Island. Find out about its history.
Scholastic Magazine has a great page on immigration
African American Virtual Field Trip
Check out this Virtual Underground Railroad Quilt
Scholastic Magazine invites you to meet the top ten African American Inventors
The History Channel has many biographies of African Americans
Study questions for the National Geographic Underground Railroad Site
Nutrition – You are what you eat!
Clickable parts of the NEW food pyramid
Find out all about milk from MooMilk.com
Find out all about what is in the Food Pyramid
Learn how to read Nutrition Labels
Great Thinkquest on Nutrition
Learn about the Solar System and Collect Cards by answering questions.
Discover the solar system with Small Planets
Enchanted Learning has an incredible Astronomy Page
Hobby Space - check out this great site with info, games, and more