The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has resulted in many children continuing their education from home. Here are some resources to help their continued growth in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Fun Science Demonstrations and Experiments
Join Emmy award-winning host, Steve Spangler, in amazing science demonstrations and do-it-yourself experiments. Over 100 episodes make science fun.
Every day the Center of Science and Industry posts hands-on science activities and fun videos for you to enjoy at home.
Try these fun science activities from Michigan State University. The site even provides tips for parents who are new to teaching science.
Make hovercrafts, marble runs, and elephant toothpaste! Join this vice president of STEM education as she and her kids do fun science activities at home.
Hooked on Science
Browse dozens of kid-friendly science experiments that you can try at home. These experiment guides were designed for the Next Generation Science Standards.
Meet amazing animals such as Fiona the hippo, Moe the sloth, or John and Imani the lions. Each episode also features a fun activity or craft.
Get to know the San Diego Zoo animals through videos, stories, crafts and games. Watch the live webcams to see what the animals are up to today!
Watch live as otters play, beluga whales swim, and penguins waddle at the Georgia Aquarium. Enjoy nine webcams in all. Then try a deep sea learning video, an activity sheet, or a virtual field trip. Submit your artwork, and you may see it posted in the gallery!
Check out live webcams of cheetah cubs, lions, naked mole rats, giant pandas or elephants.
Take a virtual walk through the National Aquarium to find alligators, sea turtles and more.
Spot a shark, ray, or clownfish as you watch livestreamed coral reefs. Then check out the themed coloring sheets and activities you can do at home.
How to Take a Virtual Field Trip
Parents and their children can try this virtual field trip activity for grades 3-5.
Virtually roam across the surface of Mars using 360° images taken by NASA's Curiosity rover.
Every day, NASA posts a new, fascinating photo in their gallery. View today's image, and then browse the archives to see galaxies, astronauts, planets and spacecraft.
Gaze up at the night sky using this free planetarium software. Try zooming in on Saturn's rings, connecting the constellations, or exploring deep sky objects.
Watch episodes of Constellation Station on YouTube to hear the stories behind the constellations and how to find them in the night sky.
Astronauts read children's books and conduct science experiments during their visits to the International Space Station!
Gardening and Farming
Find your green thumb with dozens of fun, easy gardening activities for kids and families. Grow new plants from kitchen scraps, plant a butterfly garden, make your own botanical paper, or go on a garden scavenger hunt.
Garden STEM at Home encourages kids to explore their own backyards, neighborhoods, or pantries with these fun gardening activities.
Gardeners lead virtual tours of the world's largest tulip garden. Enjoy the beauty of over 7 million spring blooms.
Enjoy Canadian farm and food tours using immersive 360° videos. View them with your mobile device, desktop computer, or even a virtual reality viewer.
Maryville University provides a collection of engaging online resources about motion, heat and thermodynamics, light, electricity and magnetism, and gravity.
Connect to engineering design practices and future careers through this collection of videos, projects and other resources.
Disney Imagineers show you how artists, designers and engineers work together to create theme parks. Design your own world, attractions and characters.
Learn about robotics, circuits, amplifiers, and more with this free online course.
Watch how manufacturers create everyday items such as LEGO bricks, mountain bikes, and chocolate. Full seasons of this documentary television series are available on YouTube.
Play games to learn computer programming. Children with no prior experience with programming can join the fun.
Explore computer programming and computer science through videos and projects. Topics include animation, programming languages, cryptography, data analysis and more.
Play typing games for kids from pre-K to sixth grade. Games are organized by subject, grade, and common core standards.
PBS provides more than 2,000 videos and resources to help kindergarteners through high schoolers understand math.
Play educational math games for kids from PreK to 6th grade. Games are organized by subject, grade, and common core standards.
Free video courses demonstrate math concepts for every grade level - from counting to college.
Math is Fun provides simple explanations of math concepts for pre-K through calculus. Try out the games and puzzles or create your own printable worksheets with the worksheet generator.
Virtual Nerd boasts 1,500 math videos for middle school, high school, and ACT/SAT prep.
Solve fun, interactive science mysteries for kindergarten through fifth grade, or even ask your own question to be answered in a future lesson.
Explore Earth, space, life, and more through this collection of educational videos and resources.
Discover the treasures of the Smithsonian with this interactive website.
Free videos, articles, and quizzes teach science concepts for high school and AP science.