Additional Resources for STEM in the Home
Checked out our STEM highlights and want more? This list is for you! Peruse this list at your leisure to find additional resources for you or your family. Just a reminder — this is a static list that is reviewed every few months; there is potential for out-dated information.
Daily & Weekly Activities
- Discovery K12 – Looking for some good ole’ fashioned homeschooling curriculum. We got you covered!
- Freedom Homeschooling – You want some more curriculum? Coming right up!
- Girls Who Code at Home – We’re proud to announce Girls Who Code at Home, a weekly series of resources to keep up your learning at home, and ideas on how to stay busy and—most importantly—brave.
- Khan Academy – Created by experts, Khan Academy’s library of trusted, standards-aligned practice and lessons covers daily schedules for math, grammar, science, history, AP®, SAT®, and more. It’s all free for learners and teachers.
- National History Museum Research Quest – Research Quest is a free digital online platform aimed at middle school students that provides supplemental science education and critical thinking opportunities using research and objects from the Natural History Museum of Utah’s collections. Offered weekdays beginning at 9:30 am MDT.
- Repertory Dance Theater – Dance lessons? On a STEM page?? Why not! Try some hands-on physiology lessons with these online dance lessons, hosted each night by the Dance Center on Broadway.
- Scholastic Learn at Home – Even when schools are closed, you can keep the learning going with these special cross-curricular journeys. Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with their families, or with their teachers. Just find your grade level and let the learning begin!
- Take a Code Break – Code.org is launching Code Break — a live weekly webcast where our team will teach your children at home while school is closed, and a weekly challenge to engage students of all abilities, even those without computers. You can tune into these webinars on Wednesdays at 11 am MDT.
Games & Media
Games & Media
- ABCYa Games – Check out hundreds of spelling, grammar, and language arts games for your PreK-6th grade kids.
- Fun Brain Math Zone – There’s no better way to make math fun than with these interactive math games.
- Hour of Code – Try one-hour coding tutorial games designed for all ages in over 45 languages. Join millions of students and teachers in over 180 countries starting with an Hour of Code!
- Kahoot – The name is awesome, and the games and quizzes for your kids at home are even better!
- Kid’s Engineering Games Resource Guide – Turn on your engineering brain by testing out these AWESOME engineering games and resources, curated by Best Degree Programs.
- National Geographic Kids – Check out the world of National Geographic through the eyes of a child, with tons of interactive games, videos, and animals for your kids to explore!
- Starfall Education Games – Covering language arts, math, and spelling, these games are for PreK-3rd grade kids.
- STEM Games for Kids-Maryville University – Maryville University has put together a great list of online STEM games and activities for kids. Take a look!
- Switch Zoo Animal Games – Want to visit the zoo from your home? Check out these animal games and puzzles, listen to animals perform music, watch a dog’s dream, build your biome, or even your own new animal!
Learning at Home
- Audible – This online audiobook program has just made hundreds of book recordings free for your students, including “Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry”, narrated by LeVar Burton.
- Amazon Future Engineer CoderZ Curriculum – Amazon Future Engineer is offering free online Virtual Robotics and Coding courses for any student or teacher affected by school closures.
- Annenburg Lessons – These are really cool lessons. Check them out!
- BrainPop – Create maps, quizzes, and code your way to learning with these BrainPop activities!
- Car and Vehicle Science Experiments – Check out these fun science experiments involving cars! Science can be fun, but the only way to test this theory is to try some experiments. Don’t forget to think about safety, and don’t try any experiments with real, life-size cars!
- Coding Classes – Check out this list of 40+ free coding software designed for student learning!
- Healthline Human Body Maps – Check out this great resource from Healthline that helps teach the science of human anatomy!
- Home Science Tools – Make science fun with hands-on experiments and science fair projects!
- Leo at Home – Leo at Home provides resources and educational materials for students, teachers, parents, and our community, keeping Utah engaged with science, technology, engineering, arts, and math beyond the walls of our museum.
- Math is Fun – All you need is in the name. Games, puzzles, and lessons can convince your student it is definitely true.
- NASA at Home – If anyone asks, NASA got the idea from us. Check out some of their awesome books, videos, and science!
- OED Energy & Mineral Lesson Plans – Check out the Utah Office of Energy Development’s best lesson plans on energy, minerals, and natural resources in Utah!
- PBS Learning – Check out PBS for a host of free resources in all subjects for all ages!
- Porch.com Simple STEM Activities to do at Home – Whether your kids are learning at home on a full-time basis or supplementing their classroom time with screen time, there are some wonderful STEM activities families can do at home.
- Quizizz – Quizzes! Give us more quizzes!!
- Scientific America Bring Science Home – As the old saying (almost) goes, science starts in the home. Try these fun science activities, which parents and their kids (ages 6-12) can do together with household items in just a half-hour or less.
- Science Experiments For All Around Your Home – Here are some fun science experiments that can be done all around the home.
- Software Programming and Coding Glossary for Kids – it can be tricky to keep all of those computer science terms straight! Check out this easy-to-read list that will help you remember the difference between a bug and byte!
- STEAM Art Projects for Kids Pinterest – Ever heard of STEAM? It’s STEM with art thrown in the middle. For those feeling brave, jump into Pinterest to find creative new ideas to bring STEM and art together.
- STEM Ecosystems COVID-19 Resources – The SLECoP is organizing a series of webinars for parents, educators, school administrators, and anyone who has students in their care. These webinars are intended to help them with practical tips they can employ for how to keep their children engaged and learning with STEM at home.
- STEM Projects for Kids who Love Art – What’s that? You want more STEAM? You’re in luck!!
- Tinkering Guide – There are also a lot of different experiments and activities you can do at home that are fun and help you learn about things like science and engineering. You can also try tinkering with things around the house to see how they work (with your parents’ permission, of course). Here is a great guide to help you jump into the world of tinkering!
- Utah Education Network – The Utah Education Network has some resources just in time for more at-home time.
- We Are Teachers – Looking for great STEM reading (or just general teaching) resources? Check out We Are Teachers online!
- Wonderopolis – Learn about all of the many wonders of the world!
- 7 Intriguing Science Experiments for Your Kids – Back in the day, science was boring. There was nothing more than textbooks and listening to professors. Surely, life didn’t give us too many chances to appreciate science. These days, it’s a different story. Yes, science can be fun. Here are 7 intriguing science experiments for your kids to help them appreciate science and also have fun along the way.
- 100 Amazing Food Experiments for Kids – Remember when you told your kids not to play with their food? This is the time for exceptions!
- 239 Resources: The Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids – This is a huge list of resources for your kids. If you run out of ideas, this is always a great place to go!
Virtual Trips & Tours
- Adventures in Familyhood: 20 Virtual Trips – Kids getting restless? Take them on one of twenty virtual field trips!
- The Art Newspaper – The Art Newspaper has put together some impressive landmarks, including a palatial Russian Museum and the Google Arts and Culture Tour (that one will take you a while to complete).
- The Leonardo – The Leonardo Museum has made virtual tours of their exhibits available for anyone to enjoy! You can reserve your own guided virtual tour to check out this local museum from the safety of your home.
- Virtual Art Museums – Art is science too! Check out these amazing virtual art museum tours.
- Virtual Museum Tours – Check out 30 virtual museum tours, including the US National Space and Rocket Museum, the Great Wall of China, and even Mars!