13 of the Best Online Resources to Get Your Child into Science

With schools closed and children at home, there has never been more interest in online learning.  And with online education booming, there are thousands of websites to choose from, but unfortunately not all of them are that great.  Here are some of our favourite websites for supporting children's science learning at home.

All Ages

Science Made Simple

This site has information and science project ideas for children of all ages.

Animal Planet

Students can learn more about their favourite animals and enjoy the critter cams bringing them live action at various zoos.

Bill Nye

The site offers a range of resources for interesting scientific activities for children of all ages.  Check out all episodes of Bill Nye the Science Guy and there are tons of science experiments to do at home.


The site offers activities for students of all ages. Students interested in space will love learning more and even helping with NASA’s ongoing research.

For Younger Kids

The Smithsonian Institute

This site offers a range of activities for elementary and middle school children, including tracking migratory birds and learning more about habitats.

Little Bins for Little Hands

This site offers a long list of awesome science experiments younger children can do at home, with adult supervision of course.


Wonderopolis allows students to explore the world and answer their many questions about science. It also offers interesting exploratory activities, such as what you would pack for a trip into space.

National Geographic Kids

This site offers a range of interesting activities for younger children, related to animals, dinosaurs, space and more.


This site offers a range of activities and videos for grades K through 8. Click on the grade you want on the top navigation bar to get started.

Age 12+

Science News for Students

Science News for Students helps young people stay up-to-date on the latest scientific news. Articles can help students understand important topic like climate change, loss of habitat and why chocolate is so hard to grow.

How Stuff Works

How Stuff Works covers a wide range of fascinating topics, such as UFOs, tornadoes, lunar exploration, and more. It’s a fascinating site students are sure to enjoy.

Science Toys

Students can learn how to create a range of gadgets. The items will usually require some inexpensive materials, so plan ahead to make sure the projects get completed properly.

The Exploratorium

The Exploratorium in San Francisco tries to create a hands-on experience of the world around us. They’ve produced an online version with various activities and a set of teaching resources parents can use with their children.

Search for "accidental scientist" to see a range of microsites they have created on topics like gardening and music.

There's a wealth of science resources for kids on the internet. Try these to start with!

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