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Elementary Research Tools 

Research tools and databases to support elementary learners. 

Databases for Lower Elementary

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Play and read to learn letters, numbers, shapes, animals, and more.

πŸ”—Britannica FundamentalsΒ 


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Animals (including dinosaurs) and social studies sections of this early literacy and learning tool.

πŸ”—Pebble Go


Easy to read content and activities for young learners.Β 

πŸ”—World Book Early Learning

Databases for Upper Elementary

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Find information on countries, animals, and people. Watch and learn with videos, games, and activities.

πŸ”—Britannica School ElementaryΒ 


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Content from children’s magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedia entries, and images. Learn about animals, musicians, fitness, space exploration, and much more.

πŸ”—Explora For Primary Schools

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Easy-to-read content for elementary school learners. Hundreds of activities, science projects and experiments.

πŸ”—World Book Kids

General Research Sites

National Geographic Kids

Description: Find information on animals, history, science, space, and more. 

πŸ”—National Geographic Kids 


Description: Find information on history, biography, geography, science, and sports.



Description: Visual encyclopedia for kids


Websites for Animal Research

San Diego Zoo Kids 

Description: Find information on plants and animals

πŸ”—San Diego Zoo Kids

Smithsonian's National Zoo

Description: Find information on animals and conversation

πŸ”—Smithsonian's National Zoo

World Wildlife 

Description: Find information on species that need protection

πŸ”—World Wildlife 

Websites for States Research

National Geo Kids 

Description: Find information on US states and territories

πŸ”—National Geographic Kids