Johnson Student Resources
last updated 05/09/07
American History (see also Patriotism)
History Reference Center (school)
History Reference Center (home)
Curriculum Resource Center (school)
Curriculum Resource Center (home)
Revolutionary War - Biographies
Animals and Nature
|The Wild Ones (endangered species)||
Switchzoo.com Make your own animals!
|Bats||The Electronic Zoo|
|Amazing World of Birds||Incredible World of Mammals|
Apples - Just for Kids!
ChildFun Family Website - Apple Activities
Apple Activites for Kids
Aquariumssee also Oceans
|Florida Aquarium - Click on Habitat to follow a drop of water from a spring to the ocean depths and learn about the animals that live along the way. Go to the Hands On area to find activities and information about featured creatures. Read FAQs or jump into the Play Pond.||Mystic
Aquarium - Use
the interactive map to tour the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut. Click on
Animals to get Aquafacts about a number of marine animals. Click on
Research to learn about studies under way at the aquarium.
|National Aquarium In Baltimore - Visit the National Aquarium in Baltimore's Web site to find great information about their animals, exhibits, and conservation efforts.||Monterey Bay Aquarium Online - Visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Web site to view some of their exhibits, tour marine habitats, and see many of the creatures living in the sea.|
|The Seattle Aquarium - Learn about the aquarium that is Loota's home. In the Just for Kids section of this site you'll find an Ask-the-Biologist feature.|
|The Artist's Toolkit||Art Museum Network|
|Ask Art||Sanford: A Lifetime of Color|
|Doodle Pad||Harold's Crayon|
|Inside Art: An Art History web site Internet hunt||
Kids Draw -Try these simple steps to drawing a dinosaur, dog, chick, princess, or a leprechaun!
|Scribble Kids Art Site|
Author and Illustrator Pages
|Patricia Polacco||Tomie de Paola|
|Caldecott Books & Illustrators|
|Kidsread.com - Authors|
|Children's Book Authors and Illustrators||Children's Book Council|
|Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site||Authors and Illustrators on the Web|
|Children's and Young Adult's Authors & Illustrators|
Atlases and Maps (see also Geography, New Jersey, and United States)
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Dewey Decimal System
ESL (English as a Second Language)
Fables back to top
4H Virtual Farm
Fun, Games and Learning
|Power to Learn|
|Fun School||Fact Monster|
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Geography (see also Atlases and Maps, New Jersey, and United States)
The GeoNet Game - Questions in the GeoNet game are organized into six groups, following the National Geography Standards. This is a great place to build an understanding of geographical concepts in a global context.
|Geosense - Play alone or against an online opponent. Use your mouse to click on cities around the world and gain points for correct answers.|
|Geography Quizzes - Scroll down the list and check your knowledge of Places in the News, Country Capitals, Historical Geography, and Rivers and Lakes.||Flag Tag - Choose a level (beginning, intermediate, or advanced) and then let the computer pick random countries. Identify and click the correct flag.|
|America's Story from America's Library||National Park Service|
|FirstGov for Kids||Supreme Court of the US|
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|Open Wide and Trek Inside||The Amazing Human Body|
|Come to your Senses||Human Body Quiz Game|
|Your Gross & Cool Body||Math Hunt: Human Body|
|Children's Butterfly Site||Butterflies On-Line|
|Insect Internet Hunt|
|Butterfly and Moth Internet Hunt|
Iggey and Rasper's Internet Safety Game - Younger kids can use this site to find tips, advice, and suggestions to make their online experience fun and productive.
Stay Safe Online - MSN provides tips for all ages on Internet safety. You can access additional links for detailed information about online security and privacy.
|Spirit of American Innovation||Inventors' Matching Game|
|Built in America||Edison National Historical Site|
|Einstein||The World of Ben Franklin|
|Great Idea Finder||History of Invention|
|Zoom Inventors and Inventions||The Inventor's Museum|
Language Arts back to top
|Children's Digital Library||Book Review Sites|
|Little Explorer's Dictionary||The Internet Public Library|
|American Sign Language Browser||Absolutely Whootie|
|NEA Kids' Top 100 Books|
|The Internet Picture Dictionary||Folklore, Myth and Legend|
|Island of the Blue Dolphins Internet Hunt|
|Clifford's Web Site||Language Translation|
|American Sign Language Browser||Signing Time|
Math back to top
|APlusMath: Flash Cards||Math Cats|
|Math Mayhem||The Problem Site|
Count On - This site is packed with useful math games, puzzles, and information. Numberland provides poems and facts about numbers and has special appeal for young learners. Older students will enjoy the site's games and activities.
Deluxe - This math game asks you to make equations out
of four numbers. The computer supplies the numbers and you supply the
operation. Don't forget the order of operations!
FunBrain Math Games - Pick a game and test your skills. Try Soccer Shootout and Fresh Baked Fractions. Operation Order uses algebra to build a pyramid, and a correct answer in Change Maker adds money to your piggy bank.
|Create a Graph||Hyperstudio Project|
|Power Point||Lissa Explains it All|
|Front Page 2000||Front Page 98|
|The Symphony: An Interactive Guide||Instrument Encyclopedia|
|Creating Music||New York Philharmonic Kid Zone|
Sousa - American Composer, Conductor & Patriot
Myths and Legends
|Encyclopedia Mythica - Study mythology from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania. Also featured are folklore and folktales from around the world, Arthurian legend, Greek heroic legend, legendary and mythical creatures, heroes, and genealogy tables.||Teaching
the Myths - This site highlights the Greek characters and myths
that most appeal to students, offers suggestions for presenting the myths,
and provides a list of mythological references.
|Myths About the Sky, Constellations, and Stars - Learn how different cultures from around the world view the constellations.|
|Learn About Native Americans|
|Native American Chiefs and Leaders||Great Dreams|
|Native American Culture|
|Search for your tribe from the list of Search Results.|
New Jersey (see also Atlases and Maps, Geography and United States)
|New Jersey Historical Society|
|The Ocean World|
|Undersea and Oversea: The Past, Present and Future of Our oceans|
Patriotism see also (American History, Government)
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|Care For Animals - Animated Journeys is a fun way to learn about the responsibilities associated with caring for dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, horses, and other caged pets.||Pet Census - Here is a popular collaborative project in which students from around the country share data about their pets.|
|Central Pets.com - Click on a pet category: Mammals, Birds, Fish, Reptiles, or Insects. Then scroll through the drop-down lists to find specific information on hundreds of species.||Pet of the Day - Primary kids will enjoy viewing and reading about dogs, cats, rodents, horses, birds, geckos, and more. They can even nominate their own pets!|
|Fear of Physics - The creators of this site yearn to rid you of your fear of physics, and have created a "friendly, non-technical place for you to come and play with the laws of physics for a while."||Physics 2000- a collection of more than sixty interactive applets and lessons demonstrating a variety of physics principles.|
Science Museum of Minnesota
Water Lily Society
For information about these flowers that grow in the water, check out this site. There are lots of pictures and two live cameras to view the pond from.
Botanical Garden Web Server
A site with information about the botanical gardens. There are plenty of pictures of different flowers and plants.
Although this site has few pictures, it does provide plenty of information about the garden itself and the flowers that grow there.
This site contains radiographs of flowers. The radiographs look like x-rays taken of the flowers
This is an information page about Cypress Gardens located in Florida.
Jeff's Poems for Kids - There are yucky and funny poems and a poem of the week. Read Daddy's Making Dinner; Franky the Onion and Garlic the Kid; or The Toy Box Ate My Brother.
|Giggle Poetry - Learn how to write nursery rhymes, limericks, and list poems. Write a poem, enter a poetry contest, and read the winning entries. Read interviews with your favorite poets and ask them questions!|
|Poetry Terms - This glossary lists poetry terms and definitions to use when talking about poetry.|
Rocks and Minerals
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Hall of Science:
Play online games such as Alien Juice Bar, Build a Fish, Balloon Ride, and Car Comparison.
Search Engines for Kids
Just type in your list of words and edHelper will do the rest! Spelling, Vocabulary, Word Searches, and many other worksheets are all automatically generated. Or use a preformatted sheet, by grade level.
Pick from falling letters to spell the word on your screen. As you progress from easy mode to normal, the letters start moving faster.
Interesting Things for ESL Students has a huge collection of spelling games, which are also pretty interesting for those studying English as a first language. These games also feature falling letters, but this time you catch them with a paddle, much like the popular arcade game Breakout.
The computer will give twenty sets of four words. Place a check next to the word which is spelled wrong. Spell the word you checked correctly in the box.
|Sports Central - Learn about your favorite sports and get some sports related tips at this site.||Sports Illustrated for Kids - Visit Sports Illustrated for Kids to find games, fantasy leagues, and sports news.|
|Sports and Nutrition - Participating in sports can increase your food energy needs. Find out how many calories you may need to add to your diet to participate in sports.||Playing It Safe: Sports Safety For Kids - Sports are a good way to exercise and stay healthy. Learn how to make the most out of playing sports safely.|
|Official Site of Major League Baseball - Find your favorite team, the latest scores, historical information, and more.|
Official U.S. Time
What's the official time any place in the United States? Just click on a shaded time zone to see the current hour, minute, and second.
|The World Clock - Find the current local time in cities around the world.|
|Saving Time, Saving Energy - Learn how Daylight Saving Time saves energy from the California Energy Commission.||Time
- What time is it? Play the game!
United States (see also Atlases and Maps, Geography and New Jersey) back to top
|States and Capitals|
|The US50 - A guide to the fifty states|
Virtual Field Trips
|World Weather Watch - This interactive weather project pairs up your class with another to record and share weather data.|
|Weather Dude - This friendly site includes weather terms, information on today's weather, satellite images, weather phenomena, and songs about weather.|
Ace Writing: How to get an "A" in Writing
Ideas for Writing -
Room: Writing Prompts
These writing prompts, organized by grade level, encourage students to use their spelling and proofreading skills.
|Story Starters - Here are 50 ideas to get the creative juices flowing. Click Writing Process at the bottom of the page for help with brainstorming, graphic organizers, the first draft, revising, editing, and the final copy.|
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