At-Home Learning

We are providing here a list of free resources to help you find exciting ways to learn science at home, plus some fun science activities that can be done with materials you likely already have at home. We will be adding more activities over the next couple of weeks.

Girlstart

Girlstart’s mission is to increase girls’ interest and engagement in STEM through innovative, high-quality informal STEM education programs. They have collected a number of engaging activities, challenges, and other STEM experiences that families can enjoy at home: Girlstart STEM at home

Thinkery

Thinkery is the Austin’s Children’s Museum. They have a page with fun at-home STEM story time and craft videos:  Thinkery at home

Mad Science

Mad Science is the world's leader in science education for children with over 150 franchise locations in more than 20 countries. The local franchise is based in Austin. They have put up a page with some printable coloring pages and several fun at-home science experiments:  Mad Science

Science Mill

The Science Mill is a family-oriented science museum located in Johnson City. They have virtual field trips, hands-on science and interactive games at the Explorer Zone: Explorer Zone

NASA

Let NASA bring the universe into your home with space-based e-books, podcasts, videos, and activities for both children and adults: NASA at home

NASA

Space-based activities, videos, games, and physical training especially for students in grades 5-8:  NASA STEM at home

American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)

ASEE is sharing engineering resources that can be completed while children are at home via a new Facebook group. Each day they will post a new engineering design challenge that can be completed using household supplies: ASEE

Resources

Activities!

Earth-Moon System Model

Make a simple scale model of the Earth and Moon. You may be surprised!