Inside:  It is important to find great resources to get your child into science. Online education is booming. Check out these great science resources. There are affiliate links in this post but are resources I highly recommend.  I may receive compensation if you click the link.

It is so important to find great resources to get your child into science. Online education is booming, which means there has never been a better time to look for websites that will support your child’s learning in relation to science. Science literacy is so important in later success as an adult.  Active participation in science by reading and experimenting is necessary to improve anyone’s scientific literacy.  There are thousands of websites to choose from to actively learn science, but here are some top picks.

All Ages Resources to Get Your Child into Science

Science Made Simple

This site has information and science project ideas for children of all ages.

Animal Planet

Students can learn more about their favorite animals and enjoy the critter cams bringing them live action at various zoos.  I have seen these in practice in the classroom.  They are engaging, educational and a great whole classroom learning opportunity.

Bill Nye

The site offers a range of worksheets for interesting science activities for children of all ages.

Science Alcove

This is my own site.  It has reading on a variety of science subjects suitable even for adults.  There are lots of science experiments and activities including free printables to download.  Check out this link to find lots of experiments and other resources.

Mel Science

This is a science subscription site.  You can subscribe to receive monthly chemistry kits that have fantastic experiments and provide the chemicals and equipment needed to perform them.  Chemicals for cool chemistry are often hard to get access to so this is an excellent service for mainly middle school and high school kids to boost their academic requirements in chemistry.

KiwiCo

This is another subscription science service.  It is a truly STEAM service having kits that cover science, technology, engineering, the arts and math.  You can purchase kits suitable for babies up to adults.  So truly all age ranges are covered.  You can buy gift cards for one to three months for a unique gift idea.

All Ages Resources to get your kid into science

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High School Resources to Get Your Child into Science

Great Courses Plus

I call this Netflix for the mind.  It is also a subscription service that provides on demand courses in a number of topics including a large selection of science programs.  They are delivered by world renowned masters in their fields.  There are no programs for the very young but adults and young adults will find them educational.  If you are homeschooling high school, there are a number of high school science courses in their roster.

Science News for Kids 

Science News for Kids helps young people stay up-to-date on the latest scientific news. Articles can help students understand important topic like climate change, loss of habitat and why chocolate is so hard to grow.

How Stuff Works

How Stuff Works covers a wide range of fascinating topics, such as UFOs, tornadoes, lunar exploration, and more. It’s a fascinating site students are sure to enjoy.

Science Toys 

Students can learn how to create a range of gadgets. The items will usually require some inexpensive materials, so plan ahead to make sure the projects get completed properly.

The Exploratorium

The Exploratorium in San Francisco tries to create a hands-on experience of the world around us. They’ve produced an online version with various activities and a set of teaching resources parents can use with their children. Search for “accidental scientist” to see a range of microsites they have created on topics like gardening and music.

NASA

The site offers activities for students K through 12. Students interested in space will love learning more and even helping with NASA’s ongoing research.

High school resources to get your kid into science

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Elementary and Middle School Resources

Education.com

This site offers a range of free worksheets and activities for K through 5.

U.S. Department of Education, Helping Your Child Learn Science

This handy resource pages offers some fun and age-appropriate science work you can with children from Pre-K up to Grade 5.

The Smithsonian Institute

This site offers a range of activities for elementary and middle school children, including tracking migratory birds and learning more about habitats.

Little Bins for Little Hands

This site offers a long list of science experiments younger children can do at home, with adult supervision of course.

Wonderopolis

Wonderopolis allows students to explore the world and answer their many questions about science. It also offers interesting exploratory activities, such as what you would pack for a trip into space.

Elementary school resources to get kids into science

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National Geographic Kids

This site offers a range of interesting activities for younger children, related to animals, dinosaurs, space and more.

Funbrain 

This site offers a range of activities and videos for grades K through 8. Click on the grade you want on the top navigation bar to get started.

Help My Kid Learn

Select your child’s age range from the top of the page, 0 to 12, and explore the range of activities available in math, science and other subjects.

Steamsational – STEAM Activities for Kids

Home of the Jarring Science Club providing science experiments you can do in a jar, this is an excellent resource of experiments for kids from preschool age to middle school.


Kids learn by reading and actively participating.  Greater participation leads to greater science literacy and greater success later in life.  There’s a wealth of science resources for kids on the internet. Try these to start with!

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