Subject Resources

​​​​​​​World Book Online

Gale Vi​rtual Reference Library

EBSCO Host​​


KnowBC ​​




Classic Short Stories - A collection of short stories you may read online

Shmoop - Great site for demystifying poetry

Grammar Byte - Interactive grammar exercises/practice with accompanying handouts


Le Dictionnaire Visuel- Une référence visuelle


Statistics Canada

Create a Graph - use this website to create your graph or use the interactive tutorial to learn how to make a graph

Middle School Science Websites - listed by topics
Graduated Cylinder Volume - learn how to measure volume with this interactive tutorial. Need Adobe Flash.
Science News for Kids​- find trending topics and up to date articles about scientific topics
Triple Beam Balance - learn how to read a triple beam balance with this interactive tutorial. Need Adobe Flash
GMO Livebinder- a collection of resources related to Genetically Modified Organisms


Cosmos4Kids - various space topics including diagrams, vocabulary terms, videos and useful links.

NASA - information on the universe and space exploration

Life Cycle of Stars - You Tube video ofthe life cycle of stars of different sizes (3 min)

Star Size Comparison - You Tube video comparing objects in the solar system (3 min)


ARKive - Explore 15,000 of the world’s endangered species. With over 100,000 photos and videos, discover what these animals, plants and fungi look like, what makes them special and why we should protect them.

Natural Hazards - Natural Resources Canada

Biology4Kids - various plant and animal topics including diagrams, vocabulary terms, videos and useful links.

Nature Works -  information about ecosystems

Cell Division - Interactive animation of what happens during cell divisions

Lifecycles - Interactive animation of what happens during the life cycle of animals and plants

Learn Genetics - Interactive animation to explore different areas of genetics such as DNA, heredity, stem cells and gene therapy

The Tech - a variety of information on genes, mutations and diseases

Human Genome Project - information about the project and other genetic related issues


The Elements - by Tom Lehrer – a musical video reciting all the elements in the periodic table (2min)

Chem4Kids - various chemistry topics including diagrams, vocabulary terms, videos and useful links

States of Matter - compares the different states of matter

The Significance of pH in Everyday Life - 3 min video

PhET interactive pH scale

Acid, base, pH tutorial - outlines characteristics and examples of each

pH in living systems - scroll down the page to find the heading Living Systems

Acids and Bases TED ED video - 4 min video

TechTopics: Matter - information about the properties of matter​

pH water properties - USGC water science school

Acid rain- USGC water science school

Periodic Table

Chemicool - interactive periodic table listing characteristics and properties, includes citation information

Periodic Table of Elements - Los Alamos National Laboratory interactive periodic table

Ptable - a dynamic periodic table with various information and links to videos about each element. Check out the demo on how to use all the features of this periodic table here

Physical Science

Physics4Kids - various motion and energy topics including diagrams, vocabulary terms, videos and useful links.

Balloons and Static Electricity - an interactive simulation looking at static electricity and charges

John Travoltage - an interactive simulation looking at static electricity

Charges and Fields - an interactive simulation looking at voltage and electric field

All About Circuits - compares series and parallel circuits

Social Studies

Natural Resources Canada - Explore Candian maps based on a variety of topics

Virtual Museum of New France - Join Canada's first European inhabitants in their daily activities and learn about their culture and civilization. (French and English)

Canada History - Visit some of these places on the site and learn about the people and places that built Canada.

CBC History - this website has a variety of video, audio and information about Canadian History available to read in English and French

Heritage BC Stops - Virtual history tour about BC. Has many primary documents that can be viewed for over nine regional areas in our province, including our own Okanagan.

Okanagan Historical Society - The Okanagan Historical Society is one of the oldest societies in British Columbia dedicated to the preservation of local history.

A Pictoral History of Kelowna BC - Originally Published by Kelowna Centennial Museum Art.

The World Factbook - The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. The Reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, a World Oceans map, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map.

Library and Archives Canada - This website contains over 350 archival documents including manuscripts, maps and charts, medals, portraits, etc. dating from the origins of New France to the end of the French regime. These documents are categorized into twelve themes: departure; navigation; discovery; encounter; settlement; foundation; daily life; administration; trade; worship; warfare; and, survival. (French and English)

Dictionary of Canadian Biography - This website provides Canadian biographies which can be browsed by: region of birth; region of activities; occupations and other identifiers; or, name of subject a-z. Every biography has a "how to cite" and summary of each browse-able category listed previously. (French and English)

Samuel de Champlain - National Film Board video on Samuel de Champlain (Québec 1603) available to view in English and French

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First Nations / Native American

Native American Creation Stories - Native American creation stories (some Canadian content) were a way for the elders of a tribe to teach the young about who they were, where their ancestors had come from, and how the world had come to be. Each tribe had their own version yet you find many of the same elements like the earth, sun, animals.These are just a few of the many stories passed on from generation to generation.

Native American Myths in Brief - This site explores Native American myths (some Canadian content) – symbolic stories which have evolved orally, and which have guided and inspired humanity for thousands of years.


Teachers Guide to Technology and Learning - twitter, flipping, pintrest, etc.