Category: H.S. science

Resources for parents and teachers

The NSF Science Zone app (Free).

Download the NSF Science Zone app (FREE!) Access and navigate hundreds of exciting videos and high-resolution photos from a wide array of science topics. You can have students select a video a day or assign one. NSF Science Zone is available for free on the Apple App Store for all iOS mobile devices and on …

Science Buddies

Science Buddies has hands on STEM activities for teachers, many of which work for distance learning.


Science teachers can go on OpenSciEd and sign up for a free account. Once they have it, they can download curriculum units that include videos, simulations, and lessons which they can then share with their students. While not all of the activities work for at home science learning, many do.

National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation has a resource bank of classroom activities sorted by topics from physics to computing to neuroscience. Each page has links to external resources for that topic. Note that a lot of the resources are geared at teachers and focus on lesson plans and curriculum, rather than materials for students. However, each …


PhET has over 130 free math and science simulations for students– and over 2000 lessons to go with them. Many of the simulations are available in multiple languages. The site provides simulations of hand-on science topics and be sorted by grade level, topic, and/or the device that the student is using. All are free and …

National Science Teachers Association

The National Science Teachers Association has science ebooks and activities for all grades that are free during school closures. Each book features pop up questions, review activities. The texts are engaging, science aligned, and provide strong explanations of content. The only shortcoming is that the books are slow to load so there is a time …

Socratica Chemistry

Socratica is a short video series about with a variety of core content and independent living skills subjects. This is their chemistry series. They’re a bit quirky, but they cover everything in simple, straightforward videos.

Journey to the Microcosmos

A strong video series that combines the biology knowledge of Hank Green with the microcosmos photography of James Weiss. It’s a slice-of-life in the microcosmos that focuses on different species of bacteria/microorganisms and aspects of their lives. It’s more descriptive than theoretical and doesn’t push grand concepts or curriculum strands so much as teach about …

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