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Bentley Lower School Library: 1st grade

Welcome to the Hiller Library

Search the Bentley Databases

Britannica Online, a general encyclopedia, good for answering questions and providing authoritative information for reference. (bentley / Ktwelve)

ImageQuest, provides access to more than two million rights-cleared images from over 50 of the best collections in the world. The first place to go for images for any projec(bentley / Ktwelve).
Kids InfoBits
Kids InfoBits
 a content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use resource covering a broad range of educational topics.(bentley / bentley)

Animal Project

Let's so some research on animals!

Use Britannica Online Encyclopedia and Gale Kids InfoBits to find information about your animal.

Use the name of your animal as your keyword!

Try these useful web links:

Dinosaur Project

Find out facts about your favorite animals

  • BBC Nature - Prehistoric Life
    Contains up to date articles on new dinosaur finds.
  • National Geographic - Prehistoric World
    Contains recent articles about the prehistoric world as well as an interactive timeline.
  • ARKive
    National World Encyclopedia Online
  • DinoDictionary
    A site with basic information on many dinosaurs. Includes scale pictures to show you their size, diet type, and time period. It helps if you know the name of the dinosaur you are seeking.
  • Dinosaur Field Guide on Dinosaur Central
    Contains an illustrated Field Guide that has detailed information on 141 dinosaurs.
  • Zoom dinosaurs
    "zoom dinosaurs is a comprehensive on-line hypertext 'book' on dinosaurs."
  • Dinosaur webquest
    A website created for a second grade class' dinosaur reports. nice links to various types of dinos as well as basic information on fossil records, eras and habitats.

Professor Garfield Toon Reader

  • free online access to Toon Books in English
  • read in Spanish, French, Russian, and Chinese
  • comic-creation activities