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Encyclopedias & Databases
Find quick, reliable information that you can
count on. Articles, reviews, news, images, and more.
Access in the Library or from home using your Strathcona County Library
Find a complete list of all our
Databases for Kids.
The Canadian Encyclopedia Online
Up-to-the-minute information about our country. Over 10,000 articles
with lots of links and feature articles. Find information about topics
such as Canadian regions, animals, scientists and inventions.
Online versions of these excellent print encyclopedias. Search for
encyclopedia & magazine articles, websites, pictures, maps, and videos.
- New Book of Popular Science
- Science & technology plus science in the news
- The New Book of Knowledge
- Reference and current events
- Amazing Animals of the World
- Animal profiles, photographs, and more
electronic version of World Book Encyclopedia with extra materials
such as interactive maps, graphics, pictures, recommended websites and
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Learn how past, present, and future tools used in space for exploration.
View just how big planets are in relation to the sun, with a scale model of
the solar system!
Interactive Sky Chart
Create a custom map of the whole sky from anywhere on Earth, using this
tool from Sky and Telescope magazine.
NASA Astronomy for
Find out about space and beyond, rockets and airplanes, our earth, and
astronauts, living in space. Plus, lots of puzzles and games.
Make spacey things, do spacey things, and learn amazing facts about space
science in action. Make cool things like a momentum machine or a toy
Help on any science topic that you can think of!
Cool Science For
Dive into a miniature world - without a microscope. Find out why snakes are
like lizards and monkeys like moose, and the answers to other crazy science
Museum of Science, Art, and Human Perception
Discover over 12,000 Web pages exploring hundreds of different subjects.
Always changing and always exciting!
Ology means "the study of." And here on the American Museum of Natural
History's Ology Web site, you can study and explore many cool Ologies.
Stories, games, and interactive activities.
The Boreal Forest
Learn about some of the trees, plants, animals, and birds that populate in
Canada's Boreal Forest from the Atlas of Canada.
Who - Canadian Wildlife Service
This educational site, compiled by the Canadian Wildlife Service and the
Canadian Wildlife Federation, offers information on various species of
Canadian birds and mammals.
Wildlife in Alberta: Sustainable Resource Development
This site contains a wealth of information about Alberta's wildlife.
Check out the "Watchable Wildlife" for information about common Alberta
Explore large structures and what it takes to build them! Based on the book
by David Macauley. A 2002 American Library Association Notable Web Site.
How Stuff Works
Have you ever wondered how a cell phone works or what causes a hurricane?
Then this is the place for you!
If you think robots are mainly the stuff of space movies, think again! Find
out all kinds of cool stuff about the history and workings of robotics.
Videos, games, interviews.
Find out about Reactions, Elements, Atoms, Matter, Biochemistry, and more.
of the Elements
Click on an element to find its uses, sources, and history. Website presented
by the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Administration's Kids' Page
Learn about different kinds of energy such as electricity, solar power and
Fear of Physics
Learn about roller coasters,
friction, swinging pendulums, and the science behind making a shot in
basketball, plus lots more!
ClassZone's Web Research Guide
Take the Internet Basics Quiz to determine what you know about the Internet
and its uses. Then explore the Web Research Guide to learn the skills you'll need to do effective
research on the Web.
HTML 4 Kids
Learn everything you need to know about building your own homepage. Lessons,
projects, and tools- and when you get bored, sit back and watch some
non-educational stuff in the Playground.
TekMom's Technology Buzzwords for Students
Did you hear a funny computer word and you don't know what it means?
Check here to find the definition.
This site has lots of good tips and information, but it's especially great
because it has a special search engine of science fair project ideas.
Science Fair Project Resource Guide
Lots of web site resources. Plus, this guide will lead you through the
necessary steps to successfully complete a science experiment.
Science Fair Central
Project ideas, questions and answers, and a "Soup to Nuts Handbook" with
everything you need to know about creating a science fair project. From
Earth Day Canada's environmental education program for kids who
care about the planet. It offers information about the environment through
interactive, fun, educational games and activities.
Canadian Museum of Nature Online
Take a look at "Our Amazing Treasures" to learn of astonishing discoveries
and intriguing specimens.
Great site for information, pictures and graphics on tornadoes, lightning,
hurricanes and storm chasing.
Weather Words Glossary
Doing a school project, or just curious? This is an extensive list from
Environment Canada of weather terminology for your information.
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