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Posted May 25, 2010

Need Rainy Day Activities for Young People this Summer? GALILEO Can Help!

We know children and teens will be enjoying the outdoors for most summer days, but what about those rainy days when they’re stuck inside and parents want ideas for activities? GALILEO resources offer quite a few fun educational activities for students looking for something to do.

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. Find games and fun activities in the Learning Materials.

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. 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)
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. 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.

Image from Encyclopaedia Britannica