Science and STEM Resources

Hello Parents!

I’ve put together a list of science and STEM related websites for you and your budding scientist to explore. Let us know if you participate in any of them or if you’ve got other recommendations!

NASA

NASA has a whole segment of STEM Home Resources of Activities for K-12 Levels.

https://www.nasa.gov/stem

The National Air and Space Museum 

Their website has videos, hands on activities and more. Explore aerodynamics through hands on activities, discover the science behind spy planes, earthquakes or volcanoes in a STEM in 30 episode or listen to human stories of achievement, failure, and perseverance on AirSpace podcasts.They also host an Air and Space Live Chat on Facebook Live every Thursday. Each week features a different expert to answer questions from kids, students, and air and space enthusiasts. The event is live at 1pm Eastern, 19:00 Berlin time

https://airandspace.si.edu/learn

National Geographic Kids

Explore the world through videos and games

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com

BrainPOP

A great site for interactive science learning. It covers topics like cellular life and genetics, ecology and behavior, forces of nature, our fragile environment, scientific inquiry, and paleontology and anthropology. So young aspiring scientist is bound to find something that will spark their interest.

Offering 30 days free during Corona: https://www.brainpop.com

Mystery Science

There are some free lessons available, a starter list of K-5 level lessons. Homeschool free memberships available for the first two Mysteries in each unit, and if you enjoy it, can sign up for a yearly membership.

https://mysteryscience.com

WONDERVILLE

STEM-based resources and interactive lessons for teachers, can also be accessed by students and parents, to make science learning fun. Free online access during Corona. https://wonderville.org

Natural History Museum Utah

Hosts a series of  FREE online learning events for middle school level children. Led by NHMU scientists who are experts in their fields, students use the Research Quest website to analyze evidence and develop their own theories. Their goal? Help solve mysteries our own scientists are still trying to figure out!  Live or on-demand: https://nhmu.utah.edu/research-quest

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West Virginia’s Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences 

Offers daily virtual learning videos and activities. The Clay Dates include educational content such as science demonstrations, at-home art projects, Tiny Tales story time,  planetarium films, and more. New Clay Dates are released weekdays at 11am Eastern, !7:00 Berlin time on the Clay Center’s Facebook and YouTube page.

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Mommy Poppins

List of STEM-Activities for little kids at home: https://mommypoppins.com/family/stem/guide-to-science-experiments-for-kids-and-fun-stem-activities

PBS Kids Science

Little kids can earn about science and play games with their favorite PBS KIDS characters like Sid the Science Kid, Dinosaur Train and the Cat in the Hat!

https://pbskids.org/games/science/

Science Kids

This New Zealand website has tons of science related games and virtual experiments that kids can play in many different topics. You will need the Flash player. https://sciencekids.co.nz/gamesactivities.html

Exploratorium San Francisco

Has learning tools and educational videos online, including a whole series about viruses: https://www.exploratorium.edu/learn

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Little Wildlife Explorers

Together will monitor three nests in the forest (one of a blackbird, two of Song thrushes). They will investigate bird nesting behavior, their eggs, hatching and so on.All the info, with photos and videos are viewable on the website at https://www.littlewildlifeexplorers.com/birdnestdiary, on facebook and on Instagram.

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Entdeckum – das Labor für Kinder

Follow them on Facebook for their daily Wissensspiel (in German)  to learn about all things science related including black holes and dinosaurs. https://www.facebook.com/Entdeckum/

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