Learning at Home

The activities from the Nantucket Science Festival, hosted by the Maria Mitchell Association, are available online. These are at-home friendly activities covering a variety of topics.

Nantucket Science Festival Activities

The ECHO Leahy Center for lake Champlain in Burlington Vermont offers a page that links to a wide assortment of activities and videos, including citizen science opportunities.

ECHO-st-Home Learning

MOS at Home comes from the Boston Museum of Science. They offer videos, podcasts, and activities as well as virtual exhibits.

Boston MOS at Home

From the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, this is a page with activities grouped by grade level along with videos and links to other NASA resources.

Learning Space with NASA at Home

The Smithsonian Science Education Center has developed  STEM resources to support distance Learning needs for students in grades K-8. The site is designed for everyone—students, teachers, and caregivers. It includes standards-aligned educational games, simulations, videos, eBooks, and hands-on lessons that require simple materials found at home. Some resources require technology. Others can be printed out and used in low-tech environments.

Smithsonian Distance Learning

Other Free resources from the Smithsonian

Science from Scientists offers lessons and other resources created by trained scientists. Their homeschool workshops are inactive during the Covid pandemic, however families may wish to keep track of this resource for when it reopens.

Science from Scientists Homeschool Workshops

 

The Mission to Mars Student Challenge is open to homeschoolers and anyone learning at home. See the listing in At School for more information.

 

Resources for families and students to learn at home, for pre-school through high school in many subject areas.

Boston Public Schools Home Learning Resources

A brief introduction to STEM learning resources from Bright Horizons. This is a good starting place for ideas.

Bright Horizons STEM Learning for Kids

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