POWER Kids is collection of databases for Elementary and Middle school aged children. Provided by the Pennsylvania Public Libraries, School Libraries and the State Library, the POWER library enables parents and children to access thousands of articles, newspapers, and photographs on a range of subjects from animals to current issues, cybersafety, social studies to science and math. Search encyclopedias, images, magazine articles, historical essays, and much more. Great resource for science fairs, homework and research projects.
LearningExpress Library is a comprehensive, interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help students learners succeed in a variety of academic levels from grade 4. You’ll get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results. In the main menu, hover over All Centers, click School Center then Elementary School. Choose Math, Reading and Writing and Language. Middle School topics are also available. The site is free but requires registration.
Subscription databases for young learners
- Power Library for Kids
- Something About the Author Online
- Student Research Center
Subject specific websites
- Accelerated Reader
- Guide to Writing a Basic Essay
- Ask Dr. Math
- How Stuff Works
- Color Landform Atlas of the United States
General reference websites
The links below are to websites for FREE downloadable coloring pages. Choose from a selection of styles and topics from alphabet shapes, themes such as birthdays and Holidays, to action, animals, pirates, space, vehicles and much more. Kids will love this! And parents, too.