Links

Eagle Time Links
7 Wonders of the World 
http://library.thinkquest.org/J002388/naturalwonders.html 

Library Links
Homework Tools 

Homework Tools

   

Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL) The password is: elvis.

 Dictionaries  
  Merriam-Webster's Word Central: This is a great online dictionary and thesaurus. Look up the meaning of words, check the spelling of a word or check out the Word Of the Day.
   
 

 

Kids Health for Kids Medical Glossary: Easy-to-understand definitions for medical terms, from ADHD to zoonosis,
especially for children.

   
 Encyclopedias  
 

Kids Infobits (your password is: elvis): This is only one of the very useful sources found in the Tennessee Electronic Library. It is online encyclopedia, and is an excellent source of information for all you research projects in science, math and social studies!

   
  Encyclopedia.com: This is a great online encyclopedia. You can search over 50,000 articles on a variety of subjects. Parents be aware, to view pictures, etc. there is a subscription charge. However, if you are just looking for free text, here it is.
   
  Encyclopedia Smithsonian: Although not strictly a general purpose encyclopedia, the Encyclopedia Smithsonian "features answers to frequently asked questions about the Smithsonian and links to Smithsonian resources on subjects from Art to Zoology."  Since there is no search function, the only way to navigate is through the rather eclectic A to Z topic listing.  Using your browser Find function to search for specific words (Control-F in both Internet Explorer and Netscape) might be useful on this long index page.  Although the interface is chunky, the content is first rate, so don't let it stop you from exploring what the Smithsonian has to offer.  
   
  Information Please: It's an almanac. It's a dictionary. It's an encyclopedia.  It's Information Please: one-stop shopping for all your information needs.   This site integrates the various Information Please Almanacs (sports, entertainment and general knowledge) with Random House Webster's College Dictionary and the Columbia Encyclopedia.  It can be navigated by the integrated search function, or you can browse the almanacs by navigating topics.  Be sure to test out the fun and useful HotWords.  Highlight any word on any Infoplease page, and then click the Hotwords button for a definition and links to related encyclopedia articles.




Fun & Games 

Fun & Games 

OK kids! Here's the fun stuff, just for you! If you need to relax your brain and have some fun, spend some time at these sites. 

Parents, please guide your children in all their Internet viewing. These sites are fun and for kids, but some do contain advertising, sales promotions and "fill-in" boxes.)

 

 Origami  
   Tammy Yee's Origami Page: This site offers lots of printable designs with instructions. By printing the designs, there is no need for colored origami paper. Just print it and follow the clear, picture instructions for folding. You'll also find lots of games, craft ideas, coloring pages and puzzles as well as fun facts about a variety of environmental topics.

Let's Make Origami!- Kids Web JapanTo learn how to fold well-known origami figures that people have been making for centuries, just follow the kid-friendly instructions, complete with diagrams. Then, when you're ready, click on the other links to learn all sorts of interesting facts about the country of Japan.

Origami Help for Beginners: This site is a short tutorial for beginners to origami that teaches the requisite skills to make almost any well-diagrammed model in any book or Website through explaining common folding symbols and written instructions.

   
Paper Airplanes  
   
  Alex's Paper AirplanesFrom Alex's gallery of two dozen paper airplane designs, visitors have selected the Dragon Plane and Paper Helicopter as their favorites.  The Dragon, an original design, flies "true and fast" and is "the best plane to hit your teacher with."  The Helicopter is popular because it is both simple to make and simple to fly.  You can peruse the rest of the planes  by difficulty of construction (easy, medium, hard) or jump right to the fastest, longest flying, or most unusual designs.

Best Paper AirplanesDuring the summer of 1950, eight-year-old Michael O'Reilly watched in amazement as his sister's boyfriend made the best paper airplane in the whole world.  "When he started folding the paper, I knew this was something different, something special. He never explained how he did it but every move, every fold, every detail was burned into my memory."  Today, Michael shares the secrets of the DC-3 paper airplane: how to
build it and how to fly it.

Joseph Palmer's Paper Airplane: Joseph Palmer's planes are "designed to fly," not look like real airplanes. As a paper airplane purist, none of his designs require cutting, taping or weights: just a single sheet of 8.5" by 11' paper and your fingers.  There are only four designs here, but the illustrated instructions are excellent, and judging by visitor feedback, all of them are great flyers.

The Science of Flight: Paper Airplanes: Paper airplanes are models of real (or imaginary) aircraft that are made from paper. Some people call it aerogami, since it is somewhat similar to the traditional Japanese craft of folding paper. Making paper airplanes is a lot of fun. They are sometimes made simply for fun, or to engage in a competition with other paper planes. Studying a paper airplane can also teach us a lot about how real planes stay in the air. Let’s find out more and then learn how to make a paper plane!

   
Toys  
 

Crayola: Did you know that the average kid in North America uses up to 730 crayon by the time they are 10 years old?! Find out other cool stuff about crayons at this site.

LEGO World: If you like LEGO, you can't miss this site. it is updated every month, so there is always lots of cool stuff to do! Take a look at some awsome inventions done with LEGO. This is a cool site!