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DK SCIENCES FIND OUT!

GREAT EDUCATIONAL web  to search, learn, and explore information on a safe and secure site. Perfect for help with homework or in class. Highly  and perfect visual content that covers all curriculum subjects !

Quizzes, videos and animations to engage and fascinate any child.

 

Below, more explanations and links about this page that is divided into several sections. 

(click on each tab) 

ANIMALS AND NATURE 

The animal kingdom,     food chains,     cats,    dogs,    amphibians, mammals,    insects,    reptiles,    birds,    centipedes and millipedes,    fish,    plants,    invertebrates,    habitats and ecosystems,    primates,     whales dolphins and porpoises,    sponges,    aardvark,    anteaters and sloths,    arachnids,    armadillos,    badgers,    bats,    bears,    camels,    cattle,    crustaceans,    deer,    domesticated animals,    earthworms and leeches,    elephants,    giraffes,    hippopotamuses,    horses,    hyenas,    insect-eaters,    jellyfish corals and anemones,    mushrooms,    nocturnal animals,    otters,    pet care,    pigs,    plankton,    plant care,    rabbits and hares,    raccoons,     red pandas,    rhinoceroses,    rodents,    seals lions and walruses,    squids snails and shellfish,    starfish sea urchins and sea cucumbers,    weasels,    what is a living thing?

COMPUTER CODING

How do I start coding?,    programming languages,    scratch sprites,    scratch windows,     what is coding?,     what is the internet?,     What is Python?,    What is scratch?,    What is the wide world web?

DINOSAURS AND PREHISTORIC LIFE

Dinosaurs,     the first animals,     Cambrian explosion,     fossils,     prehistoric amphibians,    prehistoric fish,    prehistoric invertebrates,    prehistoric mammals,     prehistoric reptiles

 EARTH

Caves,     Coasts,     Continents,     crystals and gems,     deserts,     earthquakes,     glaciers,     landmarks of the world,     meteorite impacts,     mountains,     oceans and seas,     rivers, rock cycle,     rocks and minerals,     seasons,     structure of the Earth,    tectonic plates,     volcanoes,     water cycle,    weather

ENGLISH

Adjectives,     antonyms,      nouns,     parts of the speech,     punctuation,    synonyms,     verbs

HISTORY

Stone age,      bronze age,      iron age,     ancient Egypt,    world war I,     world war II,     Vikings,     Aztecs,     Incas,     Mayans,     ancient Greeks,     seven wonders of the world,     castles,     kings and queens,     black death,     Celts,     Tudors,     Victorian Britain,     explorers,     ancient Rome,     Mesopotamia,     Indus valley and civilization,     Mughals,     Modern India,     ancient China, the Napoleonic wars,     the Titanic,     fashion,     Guy Fawques and the gunpowder plot,     Anglo-Saxons,     Ellis-island,     great fire of London,     Maori,     Native Americans,    Nelson Mandela and apartheid,     Normans,     Pirates,     Presidents of United States,     slave trade,    spies,    the American West,    US Civil Rights,

HUMAN BODY 

Body defences,    brain and nerves,    digestion,    heart and blood,     keeping healthy,     life cycle,    lungs and breathing,     muscles, the senses,     skeleton and bones,    your amazing body ,   your water works,

MATHS

Adding and subtracting,     averages,     coordinates,     fractions,     geometry,     numbers,     prime numbers,     times tables,

MUSIC ARTS AND LITERACY 

Musical instruments,     poetry,     Shakespeare’s globe,     types of music,

SCIENCES 

Amazing inventions,      electricity,      energy,     famous scientists,     forces and motion,     heat,     light,    magnets, materials,     microscopes,      simple machines,    solids liquids and gases,     sound,

SPACE

Constellations,     life in space,     moon landscapes,     observing space,     the Solar System,    the space race,     the space shuttle,     Sun and Galaxies,

SPORTS

American football,     athletics,      baseball,     basketball,     cricket,     cycling,     football,    golf,    gymnastic,     hockey,     horse riding,    ice hockey,    lacrosse,     skateboarding,      skiing,     snowboarding,     swimming,     tennis,

TRANSPORT

History of aircraft,     history of cars,     history of tractors,     history of trains,

MORE FIND OUT 

Braille,     festivals and holidays,     special events,    what does a politician do?,    What is dyslexia? ,    what is a refugee?

AND MORE EXCITING EXTRAS TO DISCOVER :

About 80 short, fascinating and interesting videos with real facts.

Here there is a video as example: 

If you are interested, there is also a selection of some of the reference books, apps, and educational resources published by DK that you can buy. 

More than 150 quizzes to check your children acknowledgment

Many interesting facts to be discovered

It is also worth in this page their lovely and clear images. Here you have an  example:

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Breaking News English

A great site to improve your students listening abilities. As you see, this web page offers 2,369 Free English Lessons in 7 different levels.

In each lesson you will find out the next sections:

You can choose among:









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Dictionaries

Dictionaries

A great collection of the best on line dictionaries all over the web.

Just have a look!

Word Reference.com

Free online dictionaries – Spanish, French, Italian, German and more. Conjugations, audio pronunciations and forums for your questions.  

Vocabulary.com

A great tool either to improve your vocabulary as student or, as a teacher to help your students.  It’s more than a simple dictionary. TRY IT!

Collins Dictionary

 More than 500,000 words, meanings, phrases, synonyms and antonyms. It is ideal for everyday use at home, for study, at the office and on the go. 

McMillan Dictionary Online

Pronuntiation, translations, language resources and many other things that you can explore.

Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary

A great dictionary for general British English on Cambridge Dictionaries Online.

 Merriam-Webstern

America’s most useful and respected dictionary,Word of the Day, facts and observations on language, lookup trends, and wordplay. With many usage examples.  

Longman Dictionary

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Online   

Using English

English language site specialising in English as a Second Language (ESL) established in 2002 with a large collection of tools & resources for students, teachers…, It covers the full spectrum of ESL, EFL, ESOL, and EAP subject areas.  

Dictionary.com

An online source for English definitions, synonyms, word origins, audio pronunciations, example sentences, slang phrases, idioms, word games, legal and medical terms, Word of the Day and more.  

Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary

Used by over 35 million learners of English worldwide. You will find out any word.  

Oxford Living  Dictionary

This dictionary is more than a dictionary: videos, quizzes, grammar, thesaurus… Very recomendable!!

The Free Dictionary.com

This dictionary allows you to create your own personal homepage by adding and removing, dragging and dropping, and “using or losing” existing content windows…

SPECIFIC DICTIONARIES

LINGUEE

It is a web service that provides an online dictionary for a number of language pairs. It incorporates a search engine that provides access to large amounts of bilingual, translated sentence pairs, which come from the World Wide Web. ATTENTION !!!! Linguee is not an automatic translation machine!  

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

What’s the difference between two similar words?   

GRAPH words

Fantastic free semantic field maps and thesaurus synonimes 

Synonyme Finder 

Speak and write with confidence. To help you avoid using the same word too repetitively, redundantly, recurrently, incessantly,  etc.  

Cogney rhyming slang dictionary

Do you want to know about cogney rhyming slang, the secret language of London?

VISUWORD

Fantastic free graph words and thesaurus synonyms for teachers and students

Phrase up Dictionary

phraseup assists you with writing by finding and filling-in the words you can’t remember

Phrasal verbs dictionary 

A reference of 3,451 current English Phrasal Verbs (also called multi-word verbs) with definitions and examples. 

Visual Dictionary Online

Explore the 15 major themes to access more than 6,000 images and see words like never before.

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GRAPH dictionary

With visuword whether you are a native English speaker or a second language user you can explore the lexicon in a complete new way.

Use the graphs to associate words and expand on concepts. Brainstorm. Move beyond synonyms and find other kinds of relational connections.

Enter words into the search box, “visualize a word,” to look them up. Touch a node to see the definition of that word group and click and drag individual nodes to move them around to help clarify connections.

  • It’s a dictionary! It’s a thesaurus!

  • Great for writers, journalists, students, teachers, and artists.

  • No membership required.

It uses Princeton University’s WordNet, an opensource database built by University students and language researchers. Combined with a visualization tool and user interface built from a combination of modern web technologies, Visuwords™ is available as a free resource to all patrons of the web.

THE VISUWORDS™ INTERFACE

To use the applet you only need to type a word into the search query at the top of the page and press ‘Enter’. A network of nodes or ‘synsets’ will spring out from the word that you entered. A synset is essentially a single concept that is represented by a number of terms or synonyms.

SYNSETS

Each synset node is shown as a globe. Nouns are blue, verbs are green, adjectives; orange and adverbs; red. The synsets are joined by colored links that represent kind of association those synsets have to one another.

  • “is a kind of” — hyponym/hypernym pair

    With regards to “wheat” and “grain”, we see a cyan link from “wheat” pointing towards “grain” we can understand this to mean that wheat “is a kind of” grain. Here, “wheat” is a hyponym and “grain” is a hypernym. In the case of verbs this same cyan link can be understood better by “is one way to”. So, for example, to trot “is one way to” walk.

  • “is an instance of” — hyponym/hypernym pair

    In these relationships, the hyponym is specific and unique. For example, “Einstein” is an instance of a “physicist”.

  • “is a member of”, “is a part of”, “is a substance of” — meronym/holonym pair

    In these cases the meronym in some way belongs to the holonym. Examples: “robin” is a member of the “thrushes”, a “wheel” is a part of a “wheeled vehicle”, “caffeine” is a substance of “coffee”.

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STORY BOOKS FLASHCARDS

GREAT RESOURCES: More than 100 useful and  lovely storybook patterns (pictures/flashcards) related with story books and classic tales to download.
 
Next you have an example.
 
At the bottom  of the page,you’ll find  the updated story list.
 
You can also watch some of these stories in video. 
 

Pete the Cat: Rocking in my School Shoes Color /B&W

Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes Color/B&W

The Hat Color/B&W

Panda Bear, Panda Bear…Color/B&W

Handa’s Surprise
Handa:Color/B&W
Animals:Color/B&W

How Do You Feel? Color/B&W/WS

I’m the Best Color/B&W

Dry Bones Color/B&W
Inch By Inch Color/B&W/

Activity:Who am I?

Japer’s Beanstalk Color/B&W

Bark, George Color /B&W

Cleo’s Alphabet Color/B&W

The Three Billy Goats Gruff Color/B&W

The Little Red Hen Color/B&W

Red Riding Hood Color/B&W

The Three Little Pigs Color/B&W

Gingerbread Man Color/B&W

Goldilocks and the Three Bears Color/B&W

Washing Line  Color/B&W
Rosie’s WalkColor/B&W

Chicka Chicka Boom
Color/B&W

Mouse Paint
Color/B&W

Go Away, Big Green Monster Color/B&W

It Looked Like Spilt Milk B&W

Where’s Spot?Color/B&W

Froggy Gets Dressed
Color/B&W

We’re going on a Bear Hunt Color/B&W
Quick As a CricketColor/B&W

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly Color/B&W
TitchColor/B&W

  O

Old Macdonald had a Farm

One Elephant Went Out to Play

Over in the Meadow

P

Papa, Please get the Moon for Me

Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What do you Hear?

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons

Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes

Pete the Cat: Rocking in my School Shoes

Piggies

Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do you Hear?

Planting a Rainbow

Please, Mr. Panda

Q

Quick as a Cricket

R

Rain

Rainbow Fish

Rosie’s Walk

Red Riding Hood

S

See You Later, Alligator

Seven Blind Mice

Shoes from Grandpa

Silly Sally

Skip through the Seasons

Spring is Here

Stone Soup

T

The Ants Go Marchingl

The Cow Who Clucked

The Crunching Munching Caterpillar

The Farmer in the Dell

The Great Big Enormous Carrot

The Happy Day

The Hat

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not…

The Little Red Hen

The Mixed-up ChameleonThe Three Little Pigs

The Mitten

The Napping House

The Season’s of Arnold’s Apple Tree

The Snowy Day

The Story of the Little Mole

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

The Very Busy Spider

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Wheels on the Bus

There was an Old Lady Who…

There were Ten in the Bed

Time for Bed

Ten Fat Sausages

Ten Black Dots

Titch

Today is Monday

The Jacket I Wear in the Snow

Three Little Kittens

The Town Mouse & The Country Mouse

The Grouchy Ladybug

The Wind Blew

Tommorrow’s Alphabet

U

Under My Hood I Have a Hat

W

White Rabbit’s Color Book

Walking through the Jungle

Washing Line

We All Go Traveling By

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

What’s the Time, Mr. Wolf?

Where is the Green Sheep?

Where’s Spot?

Who Sank the Boat?

Who Stole the Cookies from the Cookie Jar?

Whose Baby am I?

 

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Semantic Word Visually Online

Graph Words it’s an free and useful English online thesaurus that helps you find the meanings of words and show connections among associated words. You can easily see the meaning of each by simply placing the mouse cursor over it.

Nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs are grouped into sets of cognitive synonyms (synsets), each expressing a distinct concept. These meanings and semantic relationships are revealed in a graphically way

Here you have an example

HOW TO USE IT?

To search for associated words, type the word in the search box at the top of the window and press the “Draw” button. You may also press the enter key instead.  The word you searched for will appear in the center of the display, and will be surrounded with words and meanings that are related to it.
To save what is currently displayed in the Graph Words, you can press the “Save as image” button on the toolbar.

Some other features of Graph Words to find and learn meanings of words

  • 1.-Each synonym dot can be clicked to find out its meaning and related words.

  • 2.-The tool is free and doesn’t require a member account to start using it.

  • 3.-Words can be saved as an image for your future reference or for other purposes.

  • 4.-Synonims are categorized based on the definitions of the main word.

  • 5.-For words that have lots of synonyms, sometimes you cannot see its entire map. Fortunately, the map can be moved by dragging it so that you can view the hidden dots or synonyms.

  • 6.-Each dot can be moved as well.

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BITS: English Language Learning songs

BITS is a great and useful page created by Skip Reske. As he says, the only purpose of this site is to help students improve their listening and reading comprehension of the English language.
‘BITS English Language Learning’ is completely non-profit and contains no advertising.

– Songs in English: Listen – Read – Sing
Songs With Sing-Along / Read-Along Lyrics

 

You will find many, many songs realted with: 

Johnny Cash songs: The Last Years, The Byrds’ ‘Sweetheart Of The Rodeo”, Emmy lou Harris songs- The Early Years, John Gorka songs, John Prine songs, Kate Wolfsongs, Emmylou Harris Duets, The Be Good Tanyas, The Everbodyfields, O Brother, Where Art Thou? : songs from the movie , The Beach Boys, Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová, Merle Haggard  –  Dwight Yoakam, Bob Dylan – songs from the early years, The Supremes , Simon & Garfunkel, Tom Waits, Rod Stewart, Elton John, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Eagles, The Everly Brothers, Willie Nelson, Ricky Skaggs , Bruce Springsteen, Buddy Holly  –  Richtie Valens, Elvis Presley – songs from the early years, J.D. Crowe & The New South, Grace Slick  / Janis Joplin, The Fleetwoods, Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, Johnny Ace, Otis Redding, Crosby – Stills and Nash, Tracy Chapman, The Byrds,  Love Lost  , Anti-War- Dystopian & Apocalyptic Songs , Doo Wop Music,Cat Stevens , The Grateful Dead – ‘American Beauty’ ,Delta Blues: Mississippi John Hurt, Texas Blues: Mance Lipscomb, The Bee Gees , Songs for Summer,Songs for Spring, Songs for Winter, Songs for Autumn, Songs of Cities and Towns, Songs of Cars, Songs of Protest, Revolt, and Revolution, Songs of Friendship, Songs about drugs and alcohol, Bluegrass Ballads, A Blues Sampler, Six People, Cowboys songs, “Talking” Songs, America, Songs of Hope and Happiness, Songs of young love, Canadian Folk Singers

Marty Robbins

         “El paso” (Marty Robbins)  is one of my favourites from this wonderful collection (click on the image to sing-along)

 

 

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THE MIRROR NEWSPAPER

What’s on news? Find it out in each section!

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WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN…?

Do you want to know what’s the difference between two similar words?

If so, have a look here

It’s sooooo easy and useful!

Write the two words and discover!

Here is an example between fatigue and weary:

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