This guide features summer camps, websites, competitions, apps, and career resources for students in elementary school to high school. Since women are still vastly underrepresented, STEM activities specifically for girls and young women are included.
Education technology companies have stepped forward to help educators reach students in virtual ways. In many cases, the companies are making their paid services free through the rest of the school year; in other cases, they’re lifting limits to services and/or adding premium features to what’s free. The following list will be updated regularly as announcements are made.
MIT FULL STEAM Ahead is a collection of resources that MIT is putting together for teaching and learning online. These are meant as a rapid response to the need for online resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. MIT will curate existing resources for K-12, higher education, and workforce learners, as well as provide a weekly package of relevant materials for K-12 students and teachers.
Stay connected and feed your curiosity with Franklin@Home, all-new digital science offerings from The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. Take a virtual tour of the Giant Heart, explore NightSkies@Home, and get your daily dose of live science, experiments and recipes—because science never stops.
The Rhode Island Environmental Education Association (RIEEA) have compiled a list of resources for teachers and families so that you can continue to engage in environmental education and outdoor recreation in a safe and meaningful way.
ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) and EdSurge are curating a list of free products offered by companies and organizations to support learning during extended school closures. Search the directory organized into categories including grade levels, subject area, standards and length of free trial to explore what products will best support your needs.
The Exploratorium, a hands-on museum in San Francisco developed a new website, The Learning Toolbox, which features free science activities and materials addressing timely topics around the novel coronavirus, as well as general science support for virtual classrooms and at-home learning. The Covid-19 Science section answers questions about viruses and public health recommendations with supporting hands-on activities and videos. The Learning at Home section provides curated collections of Exploratorium online resources that support science learning wherever you are. The Exploratorium believes that learning through evidence and experience can give people the tools to understand natural phenomena, whether it’s a viral…
Launched last week, WideOpenSchool.org was created by Common Sense Media, a nonprofit known for rating education and entertainment content based on its suitability for kids, with help from dozens of partners. The site brings together content from a diverse group of companies to help students, teachers and families find free, reliable resources while school buildings are shuttered. On the site, students will see an interactive daily schedule customized to their age range, a list of live virtual events like story times and concerts, and links to materials for every school subject, all available for free and vetted for quality by…
Looking for an organization or program or other opportunity to help get your students engaged in environmental learning? The Rhode Island Environmental Education Association (RIEEA) has compiled a comprehensive and diverse list of environmental education organizations and opportunities in the state that offer these services.
Baylor College of Medicine is offering a set of hands-on K-12 activities, grouped by grade level, that will enable parents and children to remain engaged in STEM learning until school operations return to normal. We call this collection STEM @Home. The lessons were selected specifically because they are easy to use at home, and provide high-quality STEM content without the need for specialized training, equipment or materials. We welcome you to investigate our STEM @Home activities, and to explore the entire BioEd Online website for accurate, free STEM educational materials.