Virtual Learning – Science

To better support social distancing measures intended to curb the spread of COVID-19, we will be pausing our regular programming to focus on free e-learning resources for children of all ages and abilities. We’ll be adding to the list daily, so check back often. Please share it on social media or with anyone you think might find it useful.

Engage, Explore, Listen, Watch, Read, Print, App
ResourceResource TypeResource TypeSchool LevelSubjectEngageExploreListenWatchDescription
Ranger Rick Engage, Explore, Watch, PrintElementaryScienceActivityFun FactsVideoFree access to the Ranger Rick website and magazines through the end of June. Also features videos, activity guides, student pages, and parent guides.
Two Whats and a Wow! Engage, ListenElementaryScienceActivityPodcastDaily interactive, science-based game show from the Wow in the World podcast team. Includes a daily activity challenge.
Access Mars ExploreAll AgesScienceVirtual TourSee the real surface of Mars, powered by NASA's curiosity rover.
Animal Farm Adventure Park - Virtual Farm Fun WatchAll AgesScienceLive Event, Video
We are going LIVE! Daily 12pm & 4pm with our animal teams. We'll aim to be interactive, answer questions and give educational content for inquisitive minds!
Arches National Park Virtual Tour ExploreAll AgesScienceVirtual TourView more than 2,000 natural stone arches spread across the Arches National Park.
Badlands National Park Virtual Tour ExploreAll AgesScienceVirtual TourView unusual rock formations while keeping an eye out for fossils, ancient remains, bison, bighorn sheep and prairie dogs across this 244,000 acres at Badlands National Park.
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park Virtual Tour ExploreAll AgesScienceVirtual TourView how the Gunnison River has carved out the bedrock in Colorado to create this amazingly deep "black canyon".
Channel Islands National Park Virtual Tour ExploreAll AgesScienceVirtual TourView these gorgeous five islands that span across a mile of ocean in Southern California at Channel Islands National Park.
Charlie's Acres Virtual Farm Tour WatchAll AgesScienceLive Event, Video30-minute Virtual tour of Charlie's Acres, a 140-animal farm. On Facebook Live Tuesday and Thursday at 5 PM ET.
Cincinnati Zoo Home Safari Engage, WatchAll AgesScienceActivityLive Event, VideoDaily facebook live event at 3 PM EDT featuring a different animal and activity
Crazy Aaron Live! Engage, WatchAll AgesScienceActivityLive Event, VideoEvery day at 4PM EST. Discover the world of Thinking Putty as Crazy Aaron dives into how he made the putty. From inspiration, the science behind it all, to what you see in the tin.
Denali National Park Virtual Tour ExploreAll AgesScienceVirtual TourView the tallest peak in North America and the rest of Denali National Park.
Explore Live Cams Explore, WatchAll AgesScienceFun FactsWebcamView the beauty of animals and nature across hundreds of live webcam all over the globe, via the world’s largest live nature cam network.
Farm Food 360 Virtual Tours Explore, AppAll AgesScienceFun Facts, Virtual TourEnjoy a virtual tour of one of the eleven tours from the farm.
Glacier National Park Virtual Tour ExploreAll AgesScienceVirtual TourView the world's first International Peace Park that spans more than a million acres, 130 named lakes and of course glaciers.
Houston Zoo Webcams WatchAll AgesScienceWebcamWatch one of the six webcams of animals at the zoo.
Kansas City Zoo Livecams WatchAll AgesScienceWebcam24/7 live livestream of penguins, giraffes, and macaws.
Learn about Yellowstone National Park ExploreAll AgesScienceFun Facts, Gallery / PresentationView and learn about the unique ecosystems within the United States first National Park, Yellowstone.
Live Views from the Georgia Aquarium Explore, WatchAll AgesScienceFun FactsWebcamWatch real time eight different exhibits at the aquarium.
Mesa Verde National Park Virtual Park ExploreAll AgesScienceVirtual TourView ancient cliff dwellings of the Peublo people and over 5,000 archaeological sites amongst stunning landscapes in Mesa Verde National Park.
Monterey Bay Aquarium Web Cams Engage, Explore, Watch, PrintAll AgesScienceActivity, GameFun FactsVideo, WebcamBe inspired to conserve the animals and habitats within the ocean via webcams, video, facts and activities.
Morning Meeting with Wildlife Ambassadors WatchAll AgesScienceLive Event, VideoJoin us for a Facebook Live each day at 10am EST where we will highlight one of our amazing wildlife ambassadors or neighbors! All videos will be posted on our website shortly after the Facebook Live ends.
NASA Image and Video Library Explore, WatchAll AgesScienceGallery / PresentationVideo140,000 photos and video resources available for you to view and download.
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Education Engage, Explore, Watch, PrintAll AgesScienceActivity, GameFun Facts, Gallery / PresentationVideoFind educational resources from NASA, including websites, posters, interacitves, downloads and more
National Aquarium Virtual Tour ExploreAll AgesScienceVirtual TourTake a virtual tour of the national aquarium through all of it's exhibits.
National Aquarium Virtual Tour Explore, WatchAll AgesScienceFun Facts, Gallery / PresentationVideo, WebcamExplore the aquarium and learn about the animals and their inhabitants.
National Geographic Explorer Classroom WatchAll AgesScienceLive EventLive broadcasts of Explorer Classroom every weekday at 2 PM ET. Free and open to the public. Register for a chance at one of six on-camera spots to ask Explorers your questions face to face!
Nature Relaxation™ Films Rare & Colorful Sea Life WatchAll AgesScienceVideoEnjoy the dazzling world of coral reefs in 4K you embark on a journey through some of the most vibrant underwater reefs on our blue planet. Over 11 hours of footage.
Nature Works Everywhere: Meet the Scientist Videos WatchAll AgesScienceVideoNine short videos interviewing different scientists.
Nature Works Everywhere: Virtual Field Trips Engage, Explore, Watch, PrintAll AgesScienceActivityFun Facts, Gallery / PresentationVideoEleven virtual field trips to explore various science topics.
NOVA Resources for At-Home Learning Explore, WatchAll AgesScienceFun FactsVideoOver 1,500 resources from NOVA’s broadcast and digital productions can be used to spark and enrich middle and high school student STEM knowledge and skills.
Reid Park Zoo Explore, Watch, PrintAll AgesScienceFun FactsVideo, WebcamLearn about all the animals at the zoo, how they live in the wild and at the zoo.
San Diego Zoo Kids Engage, WatchAll AgesScienceActivity, GameVideo, WebcamWatch the animals live or learn about animals via videos, games, and activities.
Seattle Aquarium Diver Experience WatchAll AgesScienceVideoWatch a video created for classrooms to better understand the Seattle aquarium, with a live diver tour guide.
Shenandoah National Park Virtual Park ExploreAll AgesScienceVirtual TourView over 200,000 acres full of hiking trails, wildlife and beautiful vistas at Shenandoah National Park.
Smithsonian's National Zoo: Meet the Residents of the Zoo Explore, WatchAll AgesScienceFun FactsVideo, WebcamWatch the panda livecam and learn about all the animals at the zoo, how they live in the wild and at the zoo.
Switch Zoo Engage, WatchAll AgesScienceActivity, GameVideoAt Switch Zoo you can make new animals, play animal games, build a biome, learn about animals, and hear animal music.
TED WatchAll AgesCross CurriculumVideoInfluential videos from expert speakers on education, business, science, tech and creativity, with subtitles in 100+ languages.
US Space & Rocket Center 2018 Video Explore, WatchAll AgesScienceGallery / PresentationVideoWatch a video of the space and rocket museum in Huntsville, AL
Vancouver Aquarium Explore, WatchAll AgesScienceFun FactsWebcamGet to know the cute, frightening and entrancing animals that call our oceans home in over 30 exhibits at the Vancouver Aquarium.
Wind Cave National Park Virtual Park ExploreAll AgesScienceVirtual TourTake a stroll through the longest and most complex cave in the entire world in Wind Cave National Park.
Yellowstone National Park Virtual Tour ExploreAll AgesScienceVirtual TourTake a look around the first national park in the U.S. and enjoy some of the best geological and hydrothermal landscapes in the world.
Yosemite National Park Virtual Tour ExploreAll AgesScienceVirtual TourView rugged peaks, scenic valleys, massive sequoias, and an abundance of wildlife and plant species in California's Yosemite National Park.
Zion National Park Virtual Tour ExploreAll AgesScienceVirtual TourView beautiful landscapes in this small, 229 square mile national park.
Zoo Atlanta's Panda Cam WatchAll AgesScienceWebcamWatch the pandas live at the zoo.

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