Compelling science videos have high-quality classroom applications

Bottom line: Stellar simulations, teacher guides, and other activities can stand on their own, and they’re enhanced with high-quality video content.

Grades: Pre-K–12 Price: Free

BrainPOP Jr.

Top-notch educational videos a boon for elementary school teachers

Bottom line: BrainPOP Jr. sets the bar for top-quality online learning supplements.

Grades: K–3 Price: Paid 

Lawrence Hall of Science: 24/7 Science

First-class site for science games and investigations

Bottom line: These well-designed and highly educational activities challenge and engage kids in all the right ways.

Grades: K–5 Price: Free

Mystery Science

Big questions, kids’ curiosity drive impressive science curriculum

Bottom line: These powerful science units capitalize on elementary school students’ natural curiosity.

Grades: K–5 Price: Paid 

National Geographic Kids

Stunning photos and in-depth stories of Earth’s peoples and wildlife

Bottom line: This amazing collection of multimedia resources teaches kids about animals, habitats, countries, and cultures.

Grades: 1–6 Price: Free, Paid 

Journey North

Long-standing citizen science site continues to inspire learners

Bottom line: Extensive resources can help kids collect, share, and analyze evidence about seasonal change.

Grades: 1–8 Price: Free

Space by Tinybop

Zoom into our solar system, solve mysteries with open-ended play

Bottom line: Learn about the sun, moon, and planets through interactive open-ended play.

Grades: 1–8 Price: $2.99



Find and assign STEAM tasks with dynamic project-based learning hub

Bottom line: Dynamic resource for finding, creating, and rating lessons that support STEAM and PBL.

Grades: 1–12 Price: Free

littleBits Invent

Top-notch tool empowers kids to invent, build, and control wirelessly

Bottom line: Easy-to-use, versatile electronic invention set that works wirelessly with your hand-held device.

Grades: 2–8 Price: Free, Paid 


Climate Kids – NASA’s Eyes on the Earth

Kid-friendly, expert site explores key climate issues

Bottom line: A great launching point for engaging in accurate and timely climate change information.

Grades: 3–6 Price: Free

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