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Curious Kids: Ohio

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Did you know that Chillicothe was Ohio's first capitol? Find more cool facts about Ohio here!

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Fiction Books

Nonfiction Books

Activities

Dayton History Trivia
From Dayton History. Think you can answer all the questions? Try it out and become a Dayton expert!

Ohio Crossword Puzzle

Ohio Word Search
See if you can find these cities in Ohio!

Wilbur Wright Coloring Sheet

Databases

A to Z Food America
Read about the food culture and recipes of Ohio.

A to Z Maps Online
Maps for just about everything, including state counties, populations, and precipitation rates!

BrainPOP
Learn about the Wright Brothers and their time in Ohio.

Movies

How’d They Build That? Big Truck
Watch how they build trucks at this Springfield, Ohio factory!

Kit Kittredge, an American Girl [DVD + Blu-Ray]
Times are hard for Kit’s family during the Great Depression, when she and her friends work to solve a robbery in her Cincinnati home.

Websites

Buckeye Children’s and Teen Book Award
Ohio’s own book prize! Vote in this year’s contest, or nominate a favorite new book for next year!

Census Data
Learn about Ohio's population and demographics with the help of Census data and statistics.

National Museum of the United States Air Force: For Kids
Online activities and descriptions of events for kids from the museum.

Ohio
From National Geographic Kids. Learn fast facts about our state!

Ohio Timeline
Learn about what has happened in Ohio since 13,000 B.C.!

PBS Learning
A TON of cool videos about Ohio - including sports, geology, presidents, and the Indigenous peoples!

Profile Ohio
From the Ohio Secretary of State’s office. Facts about all things Ohio, from the state symbols to a list of Ohio inventions and U.S. Presidents!

What’s the Point?
By The Ohio Library Information Network. Ohio Flint is the state gemstone. Use this tool to figure out the age and native culture of flint arrowheads, and learn about the people who created them. Also check out What's That Tree? and What's That Snake?