Kick your science game up a bit with these virtual resources for learning science from home!
American Museum of Natural History:
The American Museum of Natural History is closed, but the OLogy science website is not! Kids and families can find curriculum collections on topics from dinosaurs to river ecology, Museum courses on Coursera, Khan Academy, and Kahoot and even visit virtually through the Museum’s YouTube channel. The Museum’s Facebook page will also host previously recorded tours of the Museum’s halls and collections on Facebook Live at 2 p.m. ET.
Birmingham Zoo Virtual Zoo and You
Meet the Neighbors and Virtual Zoo Camp videos are posted regularly on the Zoo Facebook Page and give you the chance to get up close and personal with some zoo training, exploring and activities you can do at home.
“Stuck at Home Science” with California Science Center
Cal Science’s content experts and professional have created “Stuck at Home Science.” The ongoing, online series of hands-on and age-appropriate science activities features a video and an downloadable lesson. Kids can watch daily at 10 am PST with lessons are easy to understand and available HERE in both English and Spanish.
The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens is getting creative to educate everyone with weekday Home Safari’s. Tune in Monday through Friday on their Facebook page at 3 p.m. EST to see live videos with some of the zoo’s famous friends, like Fiona the Hippo, Rico the Porcupine and Sihil the Ocelot!
Google Earth is offering virtual tours of some of the world’s most incredible national parks to provide an escape for people during social distancing.
Imagineering in a Box
Walt Disney Imagineers are inspiring creativity, curiosity and innovation through Imagineering in a Box, This one-of-a-kind learning experience is a free online program created in partnership with the Khan Academy and Pixar and gives families a chance to dream, create and build right from home. The new program is a series of interactive lessons in theme park design and engineering, designed to give a behind-the-scenes peek into Imagineering’s development process. It combines 32 videos of actual Imagineers, real-world case studies, and lots of interactive activities to give you the opportunity to dream and design your very own theme park experience.
Kennedy Space Center
The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex shares daily Facebook Live video experiences that pair with an at-home activity! The education team covers tours of Space Shuttle Atlantis, the Astronaut Training Experience, living in space and on Mars, rocketry 101, and more. Kids can also do hands-on activities using everyday items as well as downloadable activities. Presentations are Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m. ET for younger children, and 1 p.m. for young adults with a Q&A portion at the end of each presentation.
We Love Weather TV
Tune in at :50 past the hour on The Weather Channel. The network is dedicating this time every hour to share scientific explanations on everything from how raindrops and rainbows form, to why thunder happens, how to stay safe in all kinds of weather, and more. Families can visit We Love Weather TV for all the details.