Science

braingenieBrain Genie – Free, American Maths and Science site. Quizzes, practice problems, and a game-style points and badges system.

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charlesedisonfundThe Charles Edison Fund – A fantastic downloadable collection of science experiments to do at home, with a focus on energy and electricity.

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Ck-12ck-12 – An American site, focused mainly on Maths and Sciences. It has a good selection of conceptual explanations, videos, practice questions and searchable textbooks. Although designed for use by those following the US State curricula, the site is very useful to dip in and out of and user friendly, with many areas being searchable by ‘grade level’.

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periodictablepicElements.wionk.com – Fantastic printable periodic tables with both words and pictures to explain the different elements. There are also printable element cards and posters on atomic orbitals and particles.

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thehomeschoolscientistThe Homeschool Scientist – A brilliant site dedicated to science that can be done at home. Experiments, resource lists, engineering projects; it all here!

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itsokaytobesmartIt’s Okay To Be Smart – An online science show made by PBS Digital Studios. A fun and eclectic weekly look at science and how things work, presented by a genuine PhD scientist.

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kidshealthKidsHealth – A brilliant site with sections for parents, kids, and teens. Un-patronising, accessible information on all kinds of Health Science related questions, from puberty to how the heart works. The site also offers information on growing up, feelings, and relationships, which parents and kids might find useful to have on hand. For teenagers, the site also offers solid advice on all of the more awkward and confusing aspects of adolescence including sexual orientation, drugs and alcohol, mental health, coping with a health condition, and identifying an abusive relationship.

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nerdynewsNerdy News – A free life-science themed newsletter, linked to paid teaching resources that include worksheets, lesson plans, and whole downloadable modules.

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novaNOVA – Free, online, episodes of the long-running PBS Science/Technology/Engineering/Mathematics (STEM) series as well as links to further learning.

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novabodygamesNOVA Interactive Body and Brain Games – A fun selection of human biology games. Learn about how DNA works, make vaccines, and become a disease detective!

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physicscentralPhysics Central – The website of the American Physical Association. Geared towards engaging children and young people with Physics and encouraging them to enter related professions. They have a fantastic collection of digital Physics-themed comic books which can be found here. Their latest offering is a series entitled “Spectra – the original laser superhero” featuring a teenage girl with super powers.

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RIChannel – The video website of the Royal Institution, with science clips and documentaries covering a wide range of topics. Includes the famous ‘Christmas Lectures’ Series.

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sickscienceSick Science! – Science experiments you can do at home from TV science personality, Steve Spangler.

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thespanglereffectThe Spangler Effect – Big science experiments mean big fun. More videos from the mad scientist Steve Spangler.

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veritasiumVeritasium – Another fun but informative YouTube channel featuring videos about the weird and wonderful world of science.

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vsauceVsauce – Fantastic, mind bending, and family-friendly videos on science, maths, philosophy, and more. Well worth an exploration.

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