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BIOGRAPHIES
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DICTIONARIES AND ENCYCLOPEDIAS
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  • Fact Monster - search a dictionary, encyclopedia, atlas and almanac at the same time. Good site when you just need a small amount of information on a topic.

GEOGRAPHY AND MAPS
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HISTORY
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LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
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MATHEMATICS
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  • A + Math - interactive educational math activities for grades K-5.
  • Johnnie's Math Page - has activities to help with subjects like fractions, geometry, multiplication, statistics, probability, measurement and numbers.
  • Math Dictionary for Kids - an animated, interactive dictionary for students which explains over 500 common mathematical terms using simple language and visual examples.
  • Measurement Converter - a conversion table for weight, time, length, area, speed, and more.
  • SOS Math - contains tutorials covering algebra, geometry, calculus, differential equations, matrices, and complex variables.
  • Wolfram MathWorld - web's most extensive mathematics resource covering a wide range of mathematical topics; material ranges from undergraduate to research level; for advanced high school math students.

RESEARCH AND WRITING
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SCIENCES
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Astronomy
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  • Amazing Space - learn about astronomy, space, telescopes, stars, constellations, planets, and discoveries.
  • Earth and Moon Viewer - view either a map of the earth showing the day and night regions or view the earth from the sun, the moon, and the night side of earth.
  • Hubble Site - learn about new Hubble discoveries, view photographs of stars and galaxies, and find out facts about the remarkable telescope.
  • NASA - available in both English and Spanish.
  • Views of the Solar System - presents a vivid multimedia adventure unfolding the splendor of the sun, planets, moon, comets, asteroids and more.
Chemistry
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  • Chem4Kids - a brief overview of chemistry; covers matter, elements, atoms, and reactions; describes different kinds of chemistry ranging from biochemistry to physical chemistry.
  • Chemicool - an interactive periodic table, alphabetical listing of elements and a chemistry dictionary.
Science Experiments
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SOCIAL ISSUES
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SOUTH CAROLINA
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  • Palmetto Pals - information about the State House; find your legislator and email him/her.
  • River Venture - a virtual river ride down South Carolina's major rivers.
  • Sciway's FastFacts - fast facts about South Carolina.
  • StudySC - information about SC, including history, geography, culture and more.

UNITED STATES
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