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Fourth Grade


EduTech (link)

EduTech (Education Technology Services) provides North Dakota K-12 schools with the technology tools, support and training needed to improve student learning and achievement.

Lewis and Clark

Go West Across America with Lewis and Clark Game (link)

Wild rivers. Rugged mountains. An unknown continent to explore. This great American expedition will face them all. And they need your help on this incredible adventure.

Lewis and Clark (link)

Experience westward expansion with explorers Lewis & Clark and start your own adventures!

Lewis and Clark Then and Now: A Virtual Field Trip (link)

Animals and the Expedition--The Buffalo

NPWRC: Lewis and Clark in North Dakota: Wildlife Then & Now (link)

A Brief Natural History of North Dakota 1804 to Present.

Lewis and Clark | PBS (link)

The Journey of the Corps of Discovery

Lewis and Clark Across Missouri (link)

This website serves geographical information and maps that are products of the LEWIS AND CLARK HISTORIC LANDSCAPE PROJECT that has been conducted at the Geographic Resources Center (GRC), Department of Geography, University of Missouri in partnership with the Missouri State Archives, Office of the Missouri Secretary of State.

Lewis and Clark in North Dakota (link)

Follow Lewis and Clark through their entire journey. Read their journals and take an online virtual tour.

Lewis and Clark Trail (link)


Investigating the First Thanksgiving (link)

You be the historian. On this website you will discover clues about what really happened at the 1621 harvest celebration.

Native Americans: Wampanoag (link)

These sites are about the Wampanoag Indians and Squanto. Squanto helped the Pilgrims and may have been present at the first Thanksgiving. There are maps, lesson plans, and a play. Included is an eThemes resource on Thanksgiving. : An eTHEMES Resource

Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony (link)

These sites are about the life and times of the Pilgrims who landed at Plymouth and established a colony. Students can explore many images and listen to audio files. There are links to eThemes Resources on the Mayflower Voyage, the Wampanoag Indians, and Thanksgiving. : An eTHEMES Resource

The First Thanksgiving (link)

Learn how the pilgrims reached America and lived to celebrate the first Thanksgiving. Includes the voyage on the Mayflower, daily life and the Thanksgiving feast.

Thanksgiving Holiday (link)

These sites are about the first Thanksgiving with the Pilgrims and Native Americans. There are math word problems with a Thanksgiving theme, story prompts, art projects, and other activities. Includes links to eThemes resources on turkeys, the fall harvest, Pilgrims of Plymouth, the Wampanoag tribe, ...

Mayflower Voyage (link)

These sites are about the Pilgrims' journey on the Mayflower to Plymouth. Includes diagrams, photographs, and a map. There are links to eThemes Resources on pilgrims and Thanksgiving. : An eTHEMES Resource

The Thanksgiving Story (link)

Provides comparisons between the first thanksgiving feast in 1621 and the national holiday in the United States. This site provides definitions of common Thanksgiving terms and links to President Washington's and President Lincoln's proclamations.

Turkeys (link)

These sites are about turkeys. Find out the differences between wild and domestic turkeys. Learn why wild turkeys almost became extinct, why they are commonly served at Thanksgiving, and if these big birds can fly. Includes photographs, games, and illustrations. There is a link to an eThemes Resource

Thanksgiving Games (link)

Thanksgiving themed online games and puzzles, including Tic Tac Toe, Hangman, Jigsaw puzzles, Word Search, Bingo, Memory Game and Coloring Book.

Recipes from the Woodland Culture (link)

Recipes for Roast Corn Soup and Succotash Seneca

Thanksgiving Mazes (link)

Help the Indian find the corn, the pilgrim find his/her hat, or the turkey escape into the woods.


Hurricane Names - Is Your Name Here? (link)

Tropical Twister - How are hurricanes named?

Hurricanes (link)

Past Hurricane names in the Atlantic by Donald Burger, Houston, TX. This website will tell you the hurricane names for the past and future.

National Geographic: Eye in the Sky--Hurricanes (link)

National Geographic site explores hurricanes. How they are formed, where they form and the destruction that they can cause.

NOVA: Hurricanes (link)

PBS explores the new tools available to make it easier to predict a hurricane's intensity. Contains links to a quiz that will separate the "hurricane know-it-alls" from the rest of us as well as a section entitled: "How do they know that?"

Hurricanes (link)

Past Hurricane names in the Atlantic by Donald Burger, Houston, TX. This website will tell you the hurricane names for the past and future.


The Weather Channel Kids (link)

A resource that encourages children to deepen their understanding of the world around them through fun and meaningful online experiences centered on weather and climate.

Weather Sounds (link)

Dan's wild, wild weather page!

Weather Underground (link)

Bismarck, North Dakota (58501) Conditions & Forecast

What is weather? (link)

Learn about wind direction, precipitation and air pressure.

Bismarck Weather Forecast and Conditions North Dakota (58504) (link)

Weather Wiz Kids (link)

Dan's Wild Weather Cloud Gallery (link)

Kid friendly descriptions and photographs of how to identify types of clouds.

Weather Australian Photographs & Storm Pictures (link)

Comprehensive web site provides descriptions and pictures of the different types of clouds.

National Parks

National Parks A-Z Internet Scavenger Hunt (link)

An A to Z National Park internet scavenger hunt.

National Park Service: Find a Park (link)

Official US Dept. of the Interior National Park Service website

North Dakota National Parks (link)

Find a park in ND.

Theodore Roosevelt National Park (link)

U.S. National Park Service

National Park Service - Experience Your America (link)

National Parks Conservation Association (link)

Protecting Our National Parks for Future Generations.

US National Parks (link)


Animal Adaptations WebQuest (link)

These animals have interesting adaptations.

Animals of the Desert: Research Page (link)

Use this form to help research about animals of the desert.

Desert Plant Life Research (link)

Use this form to help you in researching desert plant life.

Desert Poetry (link)

Use this form to write a poem about the desert.

Desert Report: Comparing deserts (link)

Comparing Deserts with Venn Diagrams

DesertUSA (link)

Desert Life in the American Southwest

Earth Floor: Desert Biome (link)

Site provides information on desert animals and animal adaptations. Offers links to desert plants and their adaptations, other biomes, and more.

Video: Squirt of Blood Is Lizard's Secret Weapon (link)

This interesting video features a wonderful look at both the food chain and the defenses associated with creatures who refuse to be eaten.


Kids Web Japan: High-Tech Japan (link)

At this site sponsored by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, high tech aspects of modern Japan are explained by products, such as cellular phone, game machine, bullet train, high tech eco products and dog language translator. The entire KidsJapan s

Kids Web: Japan (link)

This site, sponsored by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, explains traditional Japanese arts, crafts, and culture in a way that's very friendly to younger students.

National Geographic: Japan (link)

A thorough introduction to Japan, containing fast facts, a flag, description, history,and links to maps,videos, music and photographs from the country.

Japanese Internment (link)

Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project, digital archive of video oral histories of Japanese-Americans incarcerated or interned during World War II

Mars and the Earth's Moon

A Virtual Journey into the Universe (link)

Great research site for studying the solar system

Astronomy For Kids: Mars Exploration (link)

This is a brief, one-page synopsis of past and future missions to Mars, but contains links to many other pages of interest regarding Mars.

Interactive Mars Habitat (link)

This is a fun web site introducing students to the concept of designing extraterrestrial habitats. Here, students will guide themselves through an interactive tour of a potential Mars exploration habitat.

NASA for Kids (link)

Games, Art, Stories, Activities all about Space

NASA Kids' Club (link)

Games, art & stories, and activities, and more.

National Geographic for Kids - Space Ace (link)

Blast off into outer space with this interactive quiz! For each correct answer, you'll receive part of your astronaut's uniform. Complete the ten questions to see your complete outfit!

Search for Life on Mars (link)

A unique interactive site in which you are the explorer of Mars. It is your mission, if you choose to accept it, to explore Mars and find either water or fossils. Good Luck explorers!

StarChild: A Learning Center for Young Astronomers (link)

Official NASA website for kids, providing information on stars

The Space Place: Blast off on a Mars Adventure! (link)

This site from the National Aeornautics and Space Administration provides a short, fun activity based on Mars exploration. "You and your crew are about to blast off to Mars! Now you must decide what to take on the long journey in space."

Video in the News: Apollo 11 Anniversary -- 1st Moonwalk (link)

National Geographic News presents a short video covering the first moonwalk. This is the same coverage millions of people watched in 1969. Read more about moonwalks below the videoclip.

Windows to the Universe (link)

Windows to the Universe is a learning system covering the Earth and Space sciences for use by the general public.

The Space Place by NASA (link)

Welcome to the Space Place!
Come on in and check out our games, animations, projects, and fun facts about Earth, space and technology.


Antarctica (link)

Learn some amazing facts about the coolest place on Earth. Explore a map and geography, science, animals, explorers, jokes, and more. Also contains a quiz to take.

Cool Antarctica (link)

Pictures, Information...and a travel guide!

Discover Antarctica (link)

Through an interactive map, explore the sights, sounds, animals and ice that comprise mysterious Antarctica.

Antarctic Connection - Penguins of Antarctica (link)

The Antarctic Connection™ is an internet based e-tailer and information source for All Things Antarctic!™. This page provides information on the Penguins of Antarctica.

Women Explorers

Distinguished Women Past and Present (link)

Links to biographies of women explorers

Enchanted Learning: Women Explorers (link)

Astronauts and Cosmonauts; Sally Ride, Bondar and others....

You Go Girl: 7 Women Explorers - MSN Encarta (link)

Here's your chance to meet seven extraordinary adventurers.


Discover Canada's Wetlands - Chapter 1: Introduction (link)

Wetlands are an important part of our ecosystem. They are often called the kidneys of the land. Learn about wetlands, where they are located, their value, and what threatens them.

Nature Works- Wetlands (link)

Did you know that wetlands are frequently used as resting stops for migrating birds? This is just one of the many interesting facts found within this educational resource. This site features information on the characteristics, types, descriptions and more.

Prairie Grasslands

Build-A-Prairie (link)

Can you turn this barren plain into a healthy prairie? Use the field guide to help you choose the right plants and animals for your prairie. Then you can "see" what the prairie looked like when the homesteaders settled there 150 years ago!

Enchanted Learning: Prairie Biome (link)

Discover the hidden treasures in the prairie habitats on the earth! Don't miss out on all of the fun at this Enchanted Learning site.

Prairies of the World (link)

Great Plains Nature Center's site on prairies.

Streams & Rivers

Missouri's Web of Life | Rivers and Streams (link)

This page explains the need for clean rivers and streams including the various animals that depend on them. Also includes links to other types of environments.

Stream Biology and Ecology (link)

Streams, rivers, creeks...they are complex ecosystems home to many creatures. Read about the biology and ecology of these amazing ecosystems.


Woodland Explorer (link)

This is a site from the UK that has some excellent pages on woodland habitats. Some of the areas are best for lower elementary grades but even high school students doing research on animals will find this useful.

Woodland Habitat (link)

This site contains links to animals and plants that are found in a Woodland habitat.

Reptiles and Amphibians

Enchanted Learning: Reptiles (link)

This site offers information regarding reptiles and can be used to create working definitions about reptiles.

Kids Go Wild: Wild Animal Facts (link)

Exciting site containing information on Birds, Mammals, Reptiles and Amphibians

Life Cycle of a Frog (link)

Interactive site with streaming video of life cycle of a frog.

NPWRC: Reptiles and Amphibians of North Dakota (link)

The following guide to reptiles and amphibians of North Dakota is designed to give the reader a tool to identify some of the least understood of North Dakota's wildlife species.

NPWRC: Reptiles and Amphibians of Southwestern North Dakota (link)

Reptiles & Amphibians: Kenesaw State University (link)

This site features tons of informational links to learn more about reptiles and amphibians. It is strictly a website filled with links to other sites.

Smithsonian: Reptiles and Amphibians (link)

Reptile and Amphibian Facts. Great for homework help!

Pink Dolphins

Amazon River Dolphins (link)

From Virtual Explorers

Bottlenose Dolphin (link)

Defenders of Wildlife

Dolphins Around the World (link)

Site includes links to information about the Pink Dolphin, Bottlenose, Dusty, Steno, Spinner Dolphins and more...

Nature Wildfacts: Amazon River Dolphin (link)

Click here at the British Broadcasting Corporation to learn more about the Amazon river dolphin and to examine some nice photos of them.

Pink Amazonian River Dolphin (link)

Site includes information about the pink and Gray River Dolphins.

Spinner Dolphin (link)

Defenders of Wildlife

Harry Houdini & Optical Illusions

Harry Houdini: Library of Congress America's Story (link)

These fascinating articles provide a brief biography of the famous magician, Harry Houdini. Also contains historic photographs, and a timeline of events taking place during his lifetime.

Museum of Science: Boston (link)

The mission of the museum is to stimulate interest in and further understanding of science and technology and their importance for individuals and for society.

Postcard Exhibits: Exploratorium Exhibits - Illusions and Other Surprises (link)

Post Card Exhibits: Illusions and Other Surprises Students can experiment with different illusions and even print them out to try on their friends!

Science Bob: See some optical illusions (link)

A webpage on optical illusions, containing a grid of black squares, an elephant with four or five legs, and a picture with three faces in it.

Science Museum of Minnesota (link)

The Science Museum's programs combine research and collection facilities, a public science education center, extensive teacher education and school outreach programs, and an Imax Convertible Dome Omnitheater.

Rain Forests

Children's Tropical Forests (link)

This children's site provides a variety of fact sheets, maps, news, and more about the world's tropical rainforests.

Exploratorium: Sounds of the Rainforest (link)

Students can hear the different sounds of the rain forest in Puerto Rico.

Missouri Botanical Garden: Rain Forest Animals (link)

Check out this site to learn more about the different types of animals that reside in the rain forest. This resource provides a link to each animal with a full description of the different animals.

National Geographic: Rain Forest at Night (link)

Site takes you on a nighttime virtual tour of the rain forest on the island of Borneo in southeast Asia. Includes a printable image gallery. Other resources, including video, are a click away.

Rain Forest (link)

World Rainforest Information Portal

Planets and the Solar System

A Virtual Journey into the Universe (link)

Great research site for studying the solar system

NASA for Kids (link)

Games, Art, Stories, Activities all about Space

NASA Kids' Club (link)

Games, art & stories, and activities, and more.

National Air and Space Musuem: Exploring the Planets (link)

Links to comparing planets, information on each planet and dwarf planets

StarChild: A Learning Center for Young Astronomers (link)

Official NASA website for kids, providing information on stars

The Nine (Eight) Planets (link)

Solar System Tour


Cook Inlet Beluga Whale (link)

Defenders of Wildlife

Enchanted Learning: Whales (link)

Contains information about different types of whales

Gray Whale (link)

From eNature

Humpback Whales (link)

From Defenders of Wildlife

Minke Whale (link)

From eNature

Sperm Whale (link)

From eNature

Whale Sounds (link)

From the Lawrence Hall of Science

Whale Webquest (link)

Takes students through 2 different tasks and a project learning about the different kinds of whales, how big whales are, how to tell the different whales apart and the different body parts of a whale.

Learn about Whales (link)

Read the story to learn more about whales. Take the quiz and see what you have learned.

Types of Whales (link)

Whale Types and Migration

Dewey Decimal System

Dewey and the Alien (link)

Learn how to remember what each of the Dewey hundreds groups represents.

Dewey Tour (link)

Online tour of the Dewey Decimal Classification system

"Do We" Really Know Dewey? (link)

Test your math skills putting books in dewey decimal order.

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