School’s out for the foreseeable future, and parents are surely grappling with the ins and outs of home education. Luckily, there are loads of resources available for virtual learning. Here’s a round-up of all we could find:
The San Diego Zoo has a website just for kids, with amazing videos, activities, and games. Enjoy the tour!
A list of Zoos doing free live streams can be found here.
Enjoy this Next Generation Science video game, focused on middle school, where students directly engage in science phenomena as they solve problems.
Math and Reading games can be found here.
Scads of free resources, games, learning resources, and lesson plans for teaching personal finance can be found here.
Worksheets and Activities
Science projects that can be completed with or without Internet access can be found here.
Choose between kid-friendly workouts — from Strength for Kids, Agility for Kids, Flexibility and Balance for Kids, Warm-Up for Kids, Cooldown for Kids, Stand Up and Move for Kids, or create your own custom kid workout.
Here, you can find science simulations, scientist profiles, and other digital resources for middle school science and high school biology.
80+ science activities can be found here, free printable library with activities for children 0-6 here, or printable board games, activities, and more for phonics and reading – all using evidence-based methods can be customized to any student’s needs, including creating flashcards for other subjects.
ReadWorks is an online resource of reading passages and lesson plans for students K-12.
Here, access online curriculum that builds better writers.
A safe research site for elementary-level readers is offering free 24/7 access:
USERNAME: read (case sensitive)
PASSWORD: read (case sensitive)
Engage in reading games for grades 2-8 combine strategy, engagement, and imaginative reading passages to create a fun, curriculum-aligned literacy game.
Reading passages for grades 3-12, with reading comprehension and discussion questions can be found here.
This K-5 curriculum builds deep understanding and a love of learning math for all students.
Enter your math problem or search term, press the button, and this site will show you the step-by-step work and answer instantly – 2nd grade through college.
Here are more math videos with lessons, real life uses of math, and famous actors.
This K-8 online math program looks at how a student is solving problems to adjust accordingly and build a unique, individualized learning path.
Lastly, make math a fun part of your daily family routine here.
By Sam Schultz