“ PowerKids Life Science is a winner! …an excellent foray into the elementary database world.” — Connie Williams, Teacher Librarian, Petaluma School District, CA “ Extremely kid-friendly! Our science teachers appreciate the simple and uncluttered look and structure.” — Rosemary Rich, Library Media Specialist, University Middle School, NJ “ Fantastic …user-friendly and easy to navigate…This database is exactly what elementary teachers have been waiting for.” — Tamzen Kulyk, Teacher-Librarian, Saskatoon Public School Division, Saskatchewan “ A wonderful product that will be a really useful addition to any school or public library’s digital collection! PowerKids Life Science will benefit its target audience in grades 3 to 6, as well as serve as a valuable research tool for older students with reading difficulties.” — Joanne de Groot, Department of Elementary Education, Teacher-Librarianship by Distance Learning, University of Alberta
Correlations to national, state, and provincial science curriculum
Lesson plans, reproducibles, print-and-label worksheets, and experiments
Resource sections with Web sites and recommended reading lists
Promotes green living and learning
Inspires and extends independent scientific inquiry
Educators will appreciate…
Homepage Appealing, friendly interface with prominent search tool Dynamic, high-interest video brings content to life and supports visual learners. Key content draws users into the resource to encourage scientific inquiry. Interactive quizzes encourage users to interact with content. Explore topics with visual browse. Pedagogically-based games reinforce skills and content.
Searching for content Finding content in the database can be done two different ways from the homepage. Using the search bar. Using the visual browse.
Using the search bar Type what you are looking for in the search bar at the top of the homepage. Click on the magnifying glass to search.
Using visual browse Click on a topic category located in the left-hand column of the homepage. Topics are designed to correlate with subject units in the curriculum.
Using visual browse Allows readers of all levels to navigate the resource. Just click on any category and it will lead to subcategories. All subcategories and entries are just one click away.
“ Kid-friendly in both look and function… a well-crafted resource that will enhance student research.” — School Library Journal “ This Website will be a hit with both students and teachers…provides a unique resource to younger students —one that will encourage a love of science at an early age.” — American Reference Books Annual “ Provides easy-to-access information for young students and would be a useful addition for school and public libraries.” — Booklist
About Rosen Publishing Rosen Publishing is an independent educational publishing house, established in 1950 to serve the needs of students in grades PreK to 12th grade with high-interest, curriculum-correlated materials. Rosen publishes more than 750 new print and eBooks each year. Rosen Online launched its inaugural database, the award-winning, critically acclaimed Teen Health & Wellness: Real Life, Real Answers , in 2007. The resource has garnered stellar reviews from School Library Journal, Library Journal, Booklist, and American Libraries, and is available in libraries and schools world-wide.. The PowerKids Life Science online database for grades 3–6 has been created in collaboration with educators across North American by the same extraordinary team that built Teen Health & Wellness.