5th Grade Research Links
Infotopia Search engine of links that have been approved by teachers and librarians.
CK-12: Site to help you learn about topics in any area.

Evaluating Web Sites:
CHOOSE one of the following websites to explore with the class.
Endangered Earth (www.endangeredearth.com/)
Save the Rennets (www.savetherennets.com/)
World Wildlife Fund: About Our Earth (wwf.panda.org/about_our_earth/)
Kids’ Planet: Species Fact Sheets (www.kidsplanet.org/factsheets/map.html)
Wikipedia: Endangered Species (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endangered_species)
Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus. (http://zapatopi.net/treeoctopus/)
Earth’s Endangered Creatures (www.earthsendangered.com/)
The Jackalope Conspiracy (www.sudftw.com/jackcon.htm)

Biographies:
Search ALL the sites below at one time by clicking on this link: Famous_People-5
Famous Authors:Biographies.com: A & E onlineBiographies of people related to American History:Academy of Achievers: Arts, Business, Science, Public Service, Sports...Historic Figures: History makers throughout the worldBiographies by Duckster Lists famous people by era and/or occupation.
Biographies of Famous Americans
Fact Monster Biographies of Famous People
Biographies by InfoPlease
Biographies by SweetSearch lists biographies by categories.
Biography.com Thousands of famous people are listed on this site
Kid Info Biographies of Famous and Historical People
National First Ladies Learn about the wives of the Presidents.

General Science Topics

Science News for Students - Links to lots of science information from Science News magazine.
NASA Home page:
Extreme Science:
is the place online to find the biggest, baddest, and the best in the world of extremes and learn about the science behind what makes each the most extreme example of its kindHow Stuff Works:
Science Toys: Make toys out of household items.Bill Nye the Science Guy: Official website of his TV show.Social Studies:

InfoPlease: Top 10, U.S., World, Timelines, People, History & Government, Science & Health, Fifty States, Business...CIA World FactBook: Data about cities/countries around the world.Current Events in Social Studies: These current events links provide a collection of news, events, highlights, and feature stories from around the world and in your neighborhood.Ben's Guide to US Government:
My Social Studies: Topics such as U.S. History, Government/Politics, Culture/Diversity, World History, News Sources, Global International Studies, etc.Welcome to the White House: Web address of White HouseAnimals
Search ALL the sites below at one time by clicking on this link: Animal_Research-5
World Wildlife Fund Gives information about endangered species broken down by species and location. Also discusses threats to wildlife.
National Geographic Animals Lots of facts and photos about animals. Just what you'd expect from National Geographic Society.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Endangered Species Program Can search for animal or for endangered species by states.
Desert Animals and Wildlife Learn about animals on all continents of the world, current and extinct.
National Geographic Kids - Animals and Pets Learn about animals and their habitats.
San Diego Zoo Lots of information about all kinds of animals--cute and creepy.
Discovery Planet-Animals Everything from Pets 101 to Wild Animals
Insecta Don't forget about the little creepy, crawly creatures.
University of Arizona Center for Insect Science Fact sheets and information about insects that are designed for elementary classrooms