Library/Media Center

Resources for Learning:

Keyboarding Resources

Dance Mat Typing Typing Games

Keyboarding Zoo

Type to Learn

Typing Adventure – A little game to improve motor memory

Typing With Yasmin

Z-Type – Really fun arcade-style game (more advanced)

Research Databases

Free access to subscription research sites available with District passwords, available through the Media Center.
*Ask your teacher or librarian for a list of usernames and passwords for these resources.


AP Images


Britannica Online

Britannica Image Quest

Enchanted Learning

INFOhio – The following databases are available through the state consortium of Media Centers:

  • Biography Reference Bank
  • Digital Video Collection
  • Ebsco Animals
  • Mango Languages
  • Science Online
  • World Book Encyclopedias (classroom, kids and student editions)
  • First Gov
  • Internet Public Library
  • Know It Now Homework Help (24-7)
  • Ohio Kids (Ohio History)


Raz Kids

SIRS Discoverer – Newspapers and magazine articles that can be sorted by reading level.

Think Central – Use the password your teacher gave you to access online math material.

Websites for Kindergarten Students


Game Goo – Start with the blue activities at the bottom

IXL Learning (Math)

Literacy Center (Writing Practice)

PBS Kids

Scholastic Story Starters – Great for practicing narrative skills and storytelling.


Storyline Online

Upper Arlington Public Library – Tumblebooks and Bookflix programs FREE with public library card

First Grade Websites

Dr. Suess Fox in Socks Game

Time For Kids "Around the World"

Ohio Bird and Animal Unit:

Royal Alberta Museum: Eggs - Click Bird Families Menu and find your bird's name.

All About Birds, Cornell Lab of Ornithology - Type a bird name into the search box.

KidWings - Click on Egg, Nest, etc. for your bird.

SouthEastern Outdoors - Bird Egg Photos - Click on the photo

All About Birds - Q & A about bird features.

Audubon's Birds of America - See James Audubon's sketches of each bird.

Baby Bird Egg Hatching - Watch a live video clip.

Bird Watching and Identification/Bird Feeding/Birdzilla - Type a bird name in the search box.

Birds- Fast Facts about birds, with links at the bottom of the page.

Birds, Bird Pictures, Wild Birds - National Geographic - Identify Birds, Bird Features, Watch a Video.

Children's Bird Books - View front covers and read a synopsis about each book.

John James Audubon - Enchanted Learning biography

National Audubon Society - Four games that use Quicktime Player.

Roger Tory Peterson institute target="_blank" - Type a bird name in the search box.

A to Z Animals - Photos, reports, games about many animals

BrainPOP Jr. - movies about hibernation, migration, food chain and camouflage

Enchanted Learning - Select Animal Printouts on the far right column on the screen

BioKids- U Michigan basic bird information.

Ohio Department of Natural Resources - Ohio Animals

Feather Atlas- see different types of feathers from the US Fish and Wildlife Service

ARKive-photos, videos and facts about birds


Second Grade Websites

Pixabay - Free photos for use in school projects.

Library game! - Sort books and put them in order.

Free Rice - Learn facts, earn food for charity with each correct answer.

Time For Kids "Around the World" - Learn about countries. Make sure to explore "Sightseeing" and "Day in the Life."

Ohio Animal Research

Third Grade Websites

UA Archives – Historical documents and photos from Upper Arlington.

Free Rice – Learn facts, earn food for charity with each correct answer.

Library game! – Sort books and put them in order.

Bio Cube Creator

Time For Kids "Around the World" – Learn about countries. Make sure to explore "Sightseeing" and "Day in the Life."

Dance Mat Typing – Practice keyboarding!

General Research Websites and Search Engines

Enchanted Learning (use UA schools username/password for full membership)

Britannica School (use UA schools username/password for membership)

Internet Public Library

Fact Monster

KidRex Search Engine for Kids

Wikipedia for Kids

KidsClick search engine

GoGooligans search engine for kids

Animal Life Cycles Unit – Links to websites and databases for animal research.

Britannica Online (school username and password needed)

Enchanted Learning Animals (school username and password required for full access)

World Book Online – This site is available in the K-5 Resources through INFOhio. When you use this site from school computers you will not need a password. If you want to use this site from your home computer you will need the INFOhio passwords. Ask your librarian for a bookmark containing the INFOhio passwords.

A to Z Animals

Animals (Exploring Nature)

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium - From the main menu, choose “Meet Our Animals” and “Search by type”

eNature Field Guides - Choose an animal category in blue to the right of the main picture.

National Geographic Animals

National Geographic Kids Creature Feature

National Wildlife Federation-Wildlife Library

Zoobooks "Zootles" Animal Directory

Defenders of Wildlife Especies Animal Facts

Natural Disasters – Links to explore types of natural disasters and survival tips.

Weather Underground – Look under the Severe Weather tab to see current or historic storms. The Photo/Video blog has video clips and photos of storms, etc. To see videos of historic storms, search the videos and scroll down to the type of natural disaster you are interested in learning about.

National Geographic for Kids – In the search box you can type the natural disaster you want to know about “tsunamis” “hurricanes”, etc. Some articles will lead you to short news articles.

Weather Wizkids Weather Safety – See what you can do to survive when natural disasters strike. Other parts of this site will also be helpful with research.

FEMA for Kids – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has a website describing different kinds of disasters, how to design a plan and what to put in a preparedness kit.

Brainpop – Read short articles and watch short movie clips about natural disasters.

NOAA Kids Hazards Quiz – Do you know what to do in an emergency? Take these quizzes and find out!


Fourth Grade Websites

Free Rice – Practice vocabulary and earn rice for the World Food Programme.

Bio Cube Creator


Wings and Sandals – Interactive games

Myth Web

Mr. Donn Mythology Guide for Kids

Famous Ohioans and Inventors:

INFOhio - Biography Reference Bank –(from home, need username/password bookmark)

Britannica School Edition - (from home need username/password bookmark)

OPLIN Famous Ohioans

Ohio History Central

National Inventors Hall of Fame (located in North Canton, OH)

Heartland Science

Upper Arlington Public Library – Homework Research Databases, Gale Biography in Context (need UAPL card # and pin)

Ohio Biographies 4th Grade - updated January 2015

TimeToast (best if used in Safari)

Windermere Bibliography Template

Fifth Grade Websites


Galaxy Zoo- citizen science classification of galaxies.

Energy Resources

Helpful links to explore the pros and cons of various energy resources.

National Energy Education Development (NEED) – Infobook fact sheets (downloadable)

Ohio Energy Project

US Energy Information Administration (for Kids)

US Department of Energy

Energy Quest

INFOhio Facts on File Science Online – Login to our school database for VIDEOS and ARTICLES on Energy!!
"Renewable Energy Sources." Science Online. Facts On File, Inc. Web. 16 Jan. 2013.

Pacific Northwest Food Webs

Britannica Online

Enchanted Learning

SIRS Discoverer

INFOhio Discovery Portal: Animals

Animals A to Z

National Geographic Creature Feature

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Common Trees of the Pacific Northwest

RADCAB Sites for 5th Grade

10 Freaky Forces of Nature

Tabby’s Place Cat Sanctuary

Dog Island

Rainbow Eucalyptus

Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus

Polar Bear Fur and Skin

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