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updated July '17

STEM YouTube Channels:

SciShow Kids - explores all those curious topics that make us ask "why?" Whether conducting experiments, researching new questions, or talking with experts, there's always something new to discover with SciShow Kids, no matter what your age!SciShow - a series of science-related videos on YouTube.  Scientific fields covered include chemistry, physics, biology, zoology, entomology, botany, meteorology, astronomy, medicine, psychology, anthropology, and computer scienceVeritasium - a science video blog featuring experiments, expert interviews, cool demos, and discussions with the public about everything science.  They make it easy to understand the wonders around us.MinutePhysics - videos include time-lapsed drawing to explain physics-related topics in under three minutes. MinuteEarth - videos regarding the physical properties and phenomena that make up and occur on Earth.Sylvia's Mini Maker Show - Sylvia makes creations like robots, crafts, and electronics, inspiring kids to "just get out there and make something!"  Visit her website: Sylia's Super-Awesome Maker Show!NASAeClips - Our World is for elementary students (grades K-5) who will learn more about our world through the power of video segments. Through NASA's lens, the segments compare the natural world with the designed world, illustrating the ways to make the most of this world while propelling us into new worlds. This program is designed to supplement existing elementary learning objectives not only in STEM, but also in reading, writing, and visual and performing arts.

Crash Course Kids - Provides a broad overview of various topics through the use of green screen visuals and a lot of talking.  Students may need to watch it twice to better grasp the concept.

Steve Spangler Science Experiments
blue bulletAgriculture The Adventures of Herman (the earthworm)
The Great Planet Escape - learn about different types of soil - Science educational website teaching about soil and related issues for ages 5-16.

pink bulletAnimals

Animals - from Oakland Zoo
ARKive - images of life on earth - fact files, images and video about threatened species. They may be used for educational use by educators and students for use in lessons, presentations, school projects etc.
Dinosaurs Dino Dictionary
BBC - Science & Nature - Prehistoric Life
Finding the World's First Dinosaur Skeleton
The Electronic Zoo
INSECTS - see below
Kids' Planet
Ranger Rick's Kids Zones -On-line magazine from National Wildlife Foundation
Raptor Resource Project - view web cams of raptors
Sea World Animals - Explore, Discover, Connect
Wildlife Conservation Society
Zoos & Aquariums Lincoln Park Zoo
Monterey Bay Aquarium
National Aquarium in Baltimore
National Zoological Park, Washington, D.C.
North Carolina Aquariums
North Carolina Zoo
Oregon Coast Aquarium
Oregon Zoo
San Diego Zoo
Riverbanks Zoo
Animal Webcams Africam
Animal Web Cams at the National Zoo
Houston Zoo Animal Web Cams
Monterey Bay Aquarium
San Diego Zoo
gold bulletClimate Climate Change - Kids Site
pink bulletElectricity

Circuit Game - Use a soldering iron to design a pathway for electricity to flow from the battery through the light bulb and back again.

Electricity Experiments from Steve Spangler

green bulletEcology / Environment

kid recycling

EEK! - Environmental Education for Kids!
Kids F.A.C.E. (For A Clean Environment)
The Green Squad
Environmental Kids Club
pink bulletFire Safety Sparky the Fire Dog
blue bulletForces and Motion

Forces and Motion Science Experiments from Steve Spangler
Science Trek from Idaho Public Television

gold bulletGeology / Rocks and Minerals


Gems and Minerals
Mineral Identification Site
Rocks For Kids

Rocks and Minerals Science Experiments from Steve Spangler

Science Trek from Idaho Public Television

blue bulletHealth & Nutrition


Kidnetic - Healthy living - Kid fun!
KidsHealth - games, recipes, articles on illnesses and injuries, learn about parts of the body, and much more.
Learn To Be Healthy - Kids - Register for free to learn about Dental Heath - 1st-3rd, The Five Senses - 1st-3rd, Eating Healthy - 2nd-4th, Tobacco and Inhalants - 4th-5th, Nutrition and Physical Activity - 4th-6th, Adolescence - 5th-6th.

USDA - Choose My Plate

NIEHS Kids' Page - Games and Activities, Sing-along-songs, Brainteasers and Riddles, and more.

Playnormous - online health games

Project Heart - fun activities that help you learn about your heart
blue bulletInsects
Bug Word Match
Pest World for Kids
Science Trek from Idaho Public Television

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The Great Idea Finder Take a glimpse into the past at some of the more unusual inventions and fascinating inventors.
Inventions - from Fact Monster
Inventors & Inventions - Enchanted Learning
pinkMatter States of Matter Experiments from Steve Spangler
gold bulletPlantsflower bulb growing Biology of Plants - from Missouri Botanical Garden
pink bulletScience Fair Ideas All Science Fair Projects
Elementary School Science Fair Project Ideas

Home Science Tools - Science Fair Projects for Elementary

Kids Science Projects
Science Buddies - ideas for science fair project as well as a topic wizard that will recommend a science fair project idea that is just right for you.
Science Experiments - from Easy Science for Kids
Science Fair Central - from Discovery Education
Science Fair Projects & Experiments - Topics, Ideas, Resources and Sample Projects
Super Science Fair Projects- ideas and tips for a successful science fair project

blue bulletSimple Machines


gold bulletSound Light and Sound Experiments from Steve Spangler

green bulletSpace

stars and planets

Amazing Space -online explorations, planets trading cards, tonight's sky
Ask an Astronomer for Kids
Dyson's Animated Moon Map
Hubble Site from NASA
Kids Astronomy
NASA Solar System Exploration
NASA Space Place
National Air and Space Museum
With Peter and Paul Around the Galaxy


gold bulletWeather


also see
Climate above

FEMA for Kids -
Hurricane Hunters
Snow Crystals
The "Weather Dude"
USA Today Weather
Weather Wiz Kids
Science Trek from Idaho Public Television
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute invites curious kids to explore biology...
Explore 13 science topics for grades pre-K to 6th. You don't have to register to play... click 'maybe later'.
This website has links to a variety of activities for pre-k to 12th grade.
OLogy means "the study of". On this site from American Museum of Natural History, you can fossils, the universe, animals, and more. You can collect Ology cards and make projects with them. Activities on this website include drawing dinosaurs or making bird feeders.
green bulletPrimary Games
Many fun learning "games" in many curriculum areas.
These "games" are so fun, you'll forget you're learning!

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Kids' Place logoFun activities for language arts, math, social studies and science. You'll also find brainteasers for students in grades 3-8!
blue bulletHomework Spot logoHomework Spot is a free K-12 homework resource center that simplifies the search for the best content online. From the site, quickly and easily find resources by grade level and subject, including English, math, science, social studies, art, music, technology, foreign language, health and more.

 green bulletStudents Classroom Click on different areas of the classroom to visit this site.

create a graph online!

  Pizza Toppings Graph
From the National Center for Education Statistics:
Dare to Compare Explore your Math and Science knowledge. Take a online assessment for 4th (8th and 9th) graders choosing either Math or Science and from 5 to 20 questions.
Create a Graph Choose to make an area, line, bar graph or pie chart using your own data. 

gold bulletBeakman's World

gold bulletThe Why Files
Like science? This a a site for you! It is designed for students through middle school. Find out the latest in science news. Look for information on reports and science fair projects.
pink bulletNational Geographic for Kids is your gateway to experience the excitement of contemporary science and technology through on and offline interactivity with science and technology centers worldwide. Science is exciting, and it's for everyone! That's why TryScience and over 400 science centers worldwide invite you to investigate, discover, and try science yourself.
The Web site is a project of the National Academy of Sciences intended to showcase the accomplishments of contemporary women in science and to highlight for young people the varied and intriguing careers of some of today's most prominent scientists.
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