MCPS Web Resources

The following online resources are available at school and at home. For home use you will need a password. See your media specialist for the passwords. Visit the links below or use this Sqworl to see images of each resource.


  • BrainPop
    Creates animated, curriculum-based content that supports educators and engages students. Hundreds of topics within Science, Social Studies, English, Math, Technology, Arts & Music and Health are all brought to life through short, animated movies and related interactive quizzes and other features.
  • BrainPopJr.
    Beginning animated, curriculum-based content for students.
  • BrainPopEspanol
    All the great BrainPop content in Spanish.
  • BrainPop ESL
    Learn English with BrainPop
  • Tumble Books
    An online collection of animated talking books. You can choose to have the books read to you or read them yourself.
  • PebbleGo
    Five great databases! Animals, Science, Biographies, Social Studies, Dinosaurs.
  • Culture Grams
    Up to date information on 182 countries and cultures. Categories include history, land and climate, language, government, family, and even great recipes!
  • SIRS Discoverer
    SIRS Discoverer provides access to periodical and newspaper articles selected by subject.
    A literature resource created to generate enthusiasm for books and reading by bringing authors, illustrators and engaging resources about books for children together.
  • Encyclopedia Britannica
    Four encyclopedias plus an Internet guide, atlas, and videos. Includes study guides and exercises
  • Enciclopedia Universal en Espanol
    Britannica’s Spanish language encyclopedia.
  • PowerKnowledge Earth and Space  
  • PowerKnowledge Physical Science  
  • PowerKnowledge Life Science

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