Research Activity: Click on the link below to learn more about the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus. What can this help us learn about good research habits?
http://zapatopi.net/treeoctopus/

Make sure to use Kid friendly, safe search engines for your research! See below for some great resources.

Searching Resources
http://ivyjoy.com/rayne/kidssearch.html
http://www.squirrelnet.com/search/Google_SafeSearch.asp
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/
http://www.lburkhart.com/elem/stud.htm
http://www.kidsknowit.com/index.php
http://quinturakids.com/
http://www.kidrex.org/
http://www.cybersleuth-kids.com/

Research Databases

Pebble Go!
World Book Kids
http://kids.mel.org/
http://elibrary.bigchalk.com/libweb/k6/do/search
http://www.galesupport.com/migeoipcheck/migeoipcheck-gale.php?database=ITKE

Primary Sources

Primary Sources
Primary Sources (Docs teach)

E-books

Bookflix
Mel ebook collection
We Give Books

Images/Photos
Creative Commons Image Search
Copyright friendly images for education
EduPic (free to use for education)
Animal Pictures

Graphic Organizers


Free Music Sites:

http://freeplaymusic.com
Jamendo http://www.jamendo.com/en/ (Free music downloads in MP3)
http://creativecommons.org/legalmusicforvideos/ - Creative Commons
http://www.archive.org/details/netlabels - Archive.org’s NetLabel
Royalty free background music from http://www.jewelbeat.com/
http://dig.ccmixter.org/
http://blogs.sitepoint.com/30-creative-commons-sources/
http://soundcli.ps
District Purchased Music: In the I:Drive under Media


Make sure the sites you use are RELIABLE!
  • Look for .edu or .gov
  • Look for date/year the site was updated
  • Triangulate: Can you find the same information from at least 3 sources?