Calgary Board of Education

For Students



The primary purpose of this page is to support the research and reading interests of the students and staff at G.W. Skene School.

Places to Start

|Ask Jeeves for Kids

Ask Jeeves a question and he will try to find an answer.


Web sites teachers have found helpful for Alberta students


A web guide for kids.

|Kids Almanac

From the people at "".


Web sites teacher-librarians have found most helpful for K-12 students.

|Awesome Library for Kids

Organizes the Web with 14,000 carefully reviewed resources.


A web search for kids created by librarians.


An extremely easy to use search engine. 

Reference Links

|Alberta Learning's Online Reference Centre

This site offers Kindergarten to Grade 12 teachers, students and their parents access to online resources including Electric Library Canada Plus, Electric Library Canada Elementary, SIRS Discoverer, Grolier Online, World Book Online and Canadian Encyclopedia.

|Alberta Source

An entry-point into a variety of websites on the province's historical, natural and cultural heritage.

|Service Alberta



Curriculum Related Links

Language Arts 

|Wired For Words |Rocky Mountain Book Award |Starfall Learn to Read
|Persuasive Writing
Persuasion Map
Young National Geographic Explorer
Spelling City


|Virtual Manipulatives for Interactive Math |ABC ya! |Ultimate Speed Math
|Number Invaders |Math Maven's Mysteries (Problem Solving) |Math Puzzle Challenges (Problem Solving)
|Number Operations (Addition) |Number Operations (Subtraction) |3-Digit Subtraction with Regrouping
|Virtual Manipulatives for Subtraction |Various Math Games |Illustrated Dictionary of Math
|Telling Time |Operations:
K-5 (Printable worksheets)
|Place Value:
|Great explanations of mathematical concepts:
Math Is Fun


American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Aeronautics Learning Laboratory

|Sky Science

Alberta Science Foundation

|Science Kids
|Calgary Board of Education web-based tools library

|Grade 3
Rocks and Minerals
Interactive Rock Cycles
Hearing and Sound

Building Structures

Life Cycles

|Grade 4

Plant Life
Waste In our World
Simple Machines
Constructing Mechanism

Learn how the forces and simple machines can work together to create The Compound Machine!
Ed Heads

Investigate and report on Simple Machines

|Grade 5

Ducks Unlimited - Learn about wetland conservation
Ducks Unlimited

Learn about Wetlands

Science Kids

Classroom Chemistry
Chemistry for Kids

Electricity and Magnetism and Devices using Electricity


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Social Studies

|Alberta: Its Geography and People
Alberta's Special Places
|Alberta: Its People in History Alberta
How the West was Young
|Grade 3
Tiki introduces you to Peru. There are 5 slide show that introduce you to the regions of Peru.
Tiki visits Peru
|Travel with Mom, Dad, David and Darleen to India.  Visit Mumbai, Mysore, Thissur, and Jaipar for Diwalli and the river Ganges.  There are also some wonderful stories and some print and color pages.
Welcome to India
| National Geographic Kids
Excellent source of games for teaching geography skills
|Making A Relief Map
|Grade 4
Discover fossils
|Learn about important people from Alberta’s history.
Glenbow Museum

|Grade 5
Printable Outline Maps
Source of printable outline maps for each continent.  Capital cities marked.
Online Atlas
Online atlas

Printable Outline Maps Another source of printable maps from National Geographic



Special Programs

Hockey HEROS Program

Hockey HEROS is a program that works in collaboration with Aspen Family and Community Network Society to Empower children through ice hockey. The premise of H.E.R.O.S. is to use the game of hockey as a catalyst to attract youth to a program offering support for education self-esteem building and life skills training. The program focuses on boys and girls of diverse ethnicity from economically challenged neighbourhoods. The program will be conducted in an environment of fun and safety where each child is considered to be a HERO.

Students at G.W. Skene that have been selected, through a screening process conducted by staff at the school and representatives from the HEROS program, attend a weekly on-ice hockey skill development session. Students in the program also work with mentors in developing their Self-Esteem and provide Life Skills training during the on-ice sessions.

>Hockey HEROS