We've collected this categorized list of online resources (activities, making, coding, STEM, and Girls & STEM) to help provide families and youth with enrichment activities for at-home.
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|Bedtime Math||NASA Modern Figures||NASA Universe of Learning|
In response to COVID-19, Bedtime Math has created a new online resource to help fellow parents, educators and librarians keep spirits lifted and continue the math learning at home in a way that's fun and manageable for parents and caregivers. We have compiled some of our best hands-on math activities, including Funny Money, Knockin' Hockey, M&M Madness, Pirate Treasure Hunt, Terrifically Twisted Tangrams, Trail Mix & Munch, and Tricks of the Eye.
NASA Modern Figures Interactive Toolkit is a collection of resources and educational activities for students in grades K-12.
NASA’s Universe of Learning has activities for learners of all ages to engage in the science of NASA astrophysics from home. Explore everything from our solar system to faraway exoplanets, stars and nebula, and the most distant galaxies.
|National Geographic Explorer Classroom||Pixar in a Box||Project Explorer|
Join Explorer Classroom — a live YouTube show that connects young people with Explorers around the world — to hear behind-the-scenes stories and interact in real-time. All events are free, open to the public, and come with an event guide to help you get the most out of your experience.
Pixar in a Box is a behind-the-scenes look at how Pixar artists do their jobs. You will be able to animate bouncing balls, build a swarm of robots, and make virtual fireworks explode. The subjects you learn in school — math, science, computer science, and humanities — are used every day to create amazing movies at Pixar.
Project Explorer is an incredibly high-quality resource designed to bring the world into classrooms and living rooms with free video content and a curriculum that fosters global awareness and cross-cultural understanding. There is also an associated television show on the Discovery Channel: Crash Test World starring Kari Byron from Mythbusters.
|Science Buddies||Shut the Box||SpaceX ISS Docking Simulator|
The award-winning, non-profit Science Buddies empowers K-12 students, parents, and teachers to quickly and easily find free project ideas and help in all areas of science from physics to food science and music to microbiology.
An online version of the Shut the Box game.
This simulator will familiarize you with the controls of the actual interface used by NASA Astronauts to manually pilot the SpaceX Dragon 2 vehicle to the ISS.
|Tinkercad||STEM Bites||STEM Cams and Live Streams|
Tinkercad is a free, easy-to-use app for 3D design, electronics, and coding. It's used by teachers, kids, hobbyists, and designers to imagine, design, and make anything!
Oregon’s regional STEM Hubs are coming together to bring engaging, hands-on science and engineering learning ideas to educators across the state! Each “Bite” can be done at home, in a classroom, or in program space. The STEM Bites are organized by grade band (K-2, 3-4, and 5-6). The collection includes explorations of our environment, engineering challenges, science investigations, observations, and more.
|STEM Ecosystems Virtual Home Lab|
OSU Precollege Programs has curated this booklet of K-12 online resources for educators, parents, and caregivers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
STEM FAMILIES Virtual Home Lab is a series of workshops to share practical tips, virtual experiments and other concrete tools that families – even those with little time, few resources and no STEM exposure or teaching experience – can use to engage their children’s learning.