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  • Biomes if the World  This website groups biomes into six types and provides information on freshwater and marine ecosystems.

Country and State Information

  • Background Notes Facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy and foreign relations of countries around the world provided by the U.S. Department of State.
  • Flags of the World Over 56,000 images of flags from around the world.
  • The Oregon Encyclopedia An encyclopedia of Oregon history, famous people, culture, environment, and places.
  • The World Factbook International information and facts complied by the CIA.




  • Inventions An alphabetized list of inventions and inventors, with other useful inventor information.


  • Historical Maps A collection of international historical maps and links to other map resources.
  • National  Lots of United States maps with a variety of information about climate, agriculture, population, animal life and much more.


  • Encyclopedia Mythica Internet encyclopedia of mythology, folklore and religion from around the world.
  • Greek Mythology Information and links about the gods and heros of Greek mythology.





  • Chemicool An easy-to-navigate site that offers the periodic table, chemical elements and a chemistry dictionary.
  • Horizon Magic Porthole  Magic Porthole takes you into the fascinating and fragile world of coral reefs with online and offline multimedia and multifacted experiences.
  • Mineral Gallery Search for minerals by name, class or groupings.
  • Plants Plant information provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.