Educational Activities in GALILEO: Keeping Students Engaged through Summer


The school year is coming to a close and summer is coming quickly. If you’re looking for some activities to keep restless students engaged in learning or if you’re looking for activities to send home with students so that parents have something fun and educational for students on a rainy day, GALILEO has a quite a few things to offer, including magazines, activities, and editorially-selected websites for further exploration.

**Elementary Students**
Britannica Learning Zone (http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zelz)
PreK- 2nd grade students can find videos from around the world and reading and drawing activities.

Britannica Elementary (http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zebk)
Watch videos, investigate animals, and read about famous people. Search for a topic and check The Web’s Best Sites section on the right of the article to find websites to explore. Find games and fun activities in the Learning Materials.

SIRS Discoverer (http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zssd)
Click Activities on the right of the screen to find art and science projects, games, puzzles, and more. Click Discoverer WebFind Selected Websites for further exploration.

Book Collection: Nonfiction (http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zbnf)
Read about famous people, pets, pirates, dinosaurs, and more.

Magazines A-Z (http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?path=/magazines/&view=high-school)
Parents can help students find magazines with activities, stories, and other items, such as Highlights for Children, Humpty Dumpty’s Magazine, Jack & Jill, National Geographic Kids, Ranger Rick, Spider, Sports Illustrated for Kids, and Time for Kids.

NoveList K-8 (http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zkne)
For the kids that love to read, parents can find Grab and Go Book Lists to help their children pick out books during the next trip to the public library.

**Middle School Students**
Compton’s by Britannica (http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zebm)
Investigate important people and big events, keep up with the news, and watch videos. Search for a topic and check The Web’s Best Sites section on the right of the article to find websites to explore. Find interesting science activities in Learning Materials.

SIRS Discoverer (http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zssd)
Click Activities on the right of the screen to find art and science projects, games, puzzles, and more. Click Discoverer WebFind Selected Websites for further exploration.

Book Collection: Nonfiction (http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zbnf)
Read about celebrities, cars, sports, hobbies, and more.

Magazines A-Z (http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?path=/magazines/&view=high-school)
Find magazines in GALILEO, such as Boys’ Life, Calliope, Cobblestone, Girls’ Life, and Stone Soup.

NoveList K-8 (http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zkne)
Find more books like a favorite that’s already been read. Just search for a favorite book, click the title to see the book information, and then click Find Similar Books. Take the list on the next trip to the public library.

**High School Students**
Encyclopaedia Britannica High School (http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zehs)
Read biographies and learn about historical events, keep up with the news, read the Britannica Blog, and watch videos. Search for a topic and check The Web’s Best Sites section on the right of the article to find websites to explore. Find interesting science activities in Learning Materials.

Book Collection: Nonfiction (http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zbnf)
Read about celebrities, cars, sports, hobbies, and more.

Magazines A-Z (http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?path=/magazines/&view=high-school)
GALILEO includes several magazines for teens, including American Cheerleader, BMX Plus, Dance Spirit, Discover, Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, Teen People, and Transworld Skateboarding.

NoveList (http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zknl)
Find more books like a favorite that’s already been read. Just search for a favorite book, click the title to see the book information, and then click Find Similar Books. Take the list on the next trip to the public library.

Please Contact Us if you have questions or comments or if you need to report problems.

Courtney McGough
GALILEO Support Services
Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia

Express Links for Databases Mentioned in this Post:

Encyclopædia Britannica School Edition: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zebs
Encyclopædia Britannica High School: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zehs
Compton’s by Britannica (for middle school): http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zebm
Britannica Elementary: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zebk
SIRS Discoverer: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zssd
NoveList: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zknl
NoveList K-8: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zkne
Book Collection: Nonfiction: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zbnf

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