eSpotlight - Back to School with PowerKnowledge!

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Get Ready for School with PowerKnowledge!

Did you know? The San José Public Library offers students in grades 3-6 and teachers access to Rosen PowerKnowledge Science Suite: PowerKnowledge Life Science, PowerKnowledge Earth & Space Science, and PowerKnowledge Physical Science. The PowerKnowledge eResources presents hundreds of articles, visuals, and lesson aids for students and teachers alike.

You can access these eResources for free with your library card number. Watch this video to learn more about PowerKnowledge Science Suite:

Articles contain information pooled from Rosen Publishing's popular PowerKids nonfiction print series. Each article contains citations that you can use for your reports for school, making this eResource perfect for those situations when a student realizes they need another one last source for a project after the library has closed. Here is a sample of some of the topics covered in the three eResources:

  • PowerKnowledge Life Science - Animals and Classifications, Life Cycles and Habitats, Human Anatomy, Green Living
  • PowerKnowledge Earth & Space Science - Maps, Landforms, Rocks and Minerals, Outer Space, Energy and Matter
  • PowerKnowledge Physical Science - Elements and Periodic Table, Matter, Atoms and Molecules

In addition, each eResource contains ideas for science projects and science fair experiments.

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Resources for Teachers

PowerKnowledge can be a great alternative for students to find information for their science projects when all of our relevant books are checked out from their local branch. PowerKnowledge also includes ideas for lesson plans and reproducibles to help reinforce concepts. The Science Suite helps connect the dots with class curriculum by providing educators information about what individual articles, games, and other features fulfills California content standards.


Are you interested in learning more about this resource? You can jump right in and try it, or visit your local library branch for more information. You can always use our support page to contact us!

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