World Book Online


Science Resource Center

SIRS Discoverer


SIRS Knowledge Source

All of these databases are good sources of information. The following are best for elementary students: SIRS Discoverer, Culture Grams, and World Book Online. To gain access you will need the user name and password located on the HES Media Center Information sheet given out at the beginning of the year or contact Miss Hazuda in the Media Center by email or phone.

Student Internet Resources

State Tetris    Test your knowledge on where the states belong

Book Adventure    Book Adventure is a FREE reading motivation program for children in grades K-8

St. Mary’s County Public Libraries    Get links to programs, the library and apply for a library card

Ben’s Guide to the Government     learn more about the US government by grade level

Starfall    where children have fun learning to read

Dance Mat Typing    a fun site to practice typing skills

Bees and Honey    a great way for young students to practice their skills using the computer’s mouse

Food Pyramid     learn the correct balance of a healthy diet and physical activity

Growing with Technology   learn all about different technical terms and do different technology-related activities

***new*** Fun 4 the Brain   a fun site that has you practicing your addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts