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PowerKnowledge Physical Science
Everything you need to know about atoms & molecules, energy, matter, force and motion, the earth, temperature and more. Includes articles, videos, interactive games & activities, lesson plans and resource lists.
Britannica K-12 Science Launch Pack
Science lesson plan curriculum based support packs, for teachers and students
Britannica Elementary School Edition
General encyclopedia, atlas, dictionary and thesaurus covering a wide range of topics. Information is presented using text, audio, videos and images. Each article also contains links to explore more on the topic
Research support for students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Jam-packed with eye popping graphs, charts, maps and more than 3,000 searchable images, InfoBits features a visual graphic interface, a subject-based topic tree search and full-text, age-appropriate, magazine and reference content
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Books & EBooks
Machines - Simple and Compound by
Publication Date: 2007-03-21
Machines make work easier to do.
Pulleys and Gears by
Publication Date: 2002-01-01
How can pulling down make something go up? How do carnival rides work? What makes the hands on a watch go around? How does pedaling a bicycle make it move? This title shows you how different kinds of these two simple machines are all around you to make your work and play easier.
Publication Date: 2003-07-01
How do wheels work? Why are doorknobs shaped like wheels? Why do buses have big steering wheels? For the answers to these and many other questions, read 'Wheels'. Find out why cars have rubber tires. Learn about a kind of wheel called a gear. Discover how wheels can be used to measure lengths. This book describes what wheels are and how they work, different types of wheels and their uses, and other facts about wheels.
Publication Date: 2006-12-18
This award winning story that is the predecessor to the Junior Geography Detective Squad (JGDs), 50-state, mystery, trivia series. We meet the characters - Matt Patterson, his sister Mary Beth, Jolene Ariette and Guy Lombard (Matt's best friend). We follow the teams as they are on a party train looking for clues leading to a mystery destination. Where will the "Train of Clues" take you?
Machines We Use by
Publication Date: 1998-09-01
It's Science! introduces the reader to the basic concepts of physical science covered in the first years of school.
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With the free app Popplet, you can add pictures, texts and ideas to organize your thoughts in a visual way.
Idea Sketch is a free app that lets you easily draw a diagram - mind map, concept map, or flow chart - and convert it to a text outline, and vice versa. You can use Idea Sketch for anything, such as brainstorming new ideas, illustrating concepts, making lists and outlines, planning presentations, creating organizational charts, and more!
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