The school year may be almost over, but many are still working on the final projects of the year! For all of your science research needs, the Wellesley Free Library has many great science databases for kids of all ages, accessible for free through our website! Rather than google-ing, search these databases for a reputable source!
ScienceFlix provides students with over 4,000 videos, articles, interactive media and more on the earth, space, life and physical sciences, health and the human body and technology and engineering. Teachers can support learning with projects and experiments, quizzes and discussion starters, weblinks and interactive timelines.
Two look-it-up databases about animals and earth and space for children in grades 1-3. Learn about your favorite animal and watch a video of it. Play games like Habitat Hunt and Predator and Prey. Explore the earth and weather.
PowerKnowledge Life Science
PowerKnowledge Earth Space Science
PowerKnowledge Physical Science
For grades 3–8, PowerKnowledge Science Suite offers online research, report, and homework help in three areas of science: life science, earth and space science and physical science. Comprised of curriculum-correlated content, PowerKnowledge Science Suite promotes digital literacy and 21st century learning skills with database articles and interactive content.
Science in Context
Provides topic overviews, experiments, biographies, pictures and illustrations, as well as articles from over 200 magazines and academic journals and links to quality web sites.