Science Never Stops
Study sharks, learn from astronauts, explore a national park, and more! Hundreds of interactive science resources and sites have been created so you can keep learning from wherever you are. Here are some of our favorite things to do and see.
- Join Boeing and Discovery Education on a mission to inspire the world through aerospace innovation with an exclusive virtual field trip to historic Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.
- NASA Solar System Exploration offers an interactive way to learn about everything from planets to asteroids to spacecraft in our solar system.
- Museum of Flight Virtual Museum has 3D tours of some of the most interesting aircraft at the Museum of Flight, including Air Force One and a NASA Space Shuttle Trainer!
- The FabLab with Crazy Aunt Lindsay has daily science activities, puzzles, stories, and more.
- Brains On! Podcast features a different kid co-host on each episode, adding a sense of imagination and honesty to science questions from around the world.
- Portland Art Museum Poster Project provides lessons built around an online poster of a work of art from the museum’s permanent collection.
- Chrome Music Lab has interactive activities that teach students about sound waves, rhythms, harmonics, and more through visual, digital hands-on experiments.
- Autodesk's TinkerCad is a free, web-based CAD software that lets you design whatever you can imagine in 3D.
- Pacific Science Center sparks curiosity at home with hands-on STEM activities for learners of all ages.
- Association of Science and Technology Centers has a detailed list of science center websites with educational content.
- Mystery Science offers completely digital mini-lessons and full activity-based lessons for grades K–5.
- Exploratorium has engaging videos and activities related to timely topics for your virtual classroom or learning together at home.
- Wide Open School has activities from organizations like PBS, Scholastic, Khan Academy, National Geographic and more for educators and families to enjoy with PreK–12 students.
- Portland Urban Coyote Project tracks coyote sightings in Portland using reported data from citizens, with interesting data, photos, and videos to explore.
- Amazing Educational Resources has a spreadsheet of companies and websites with virtual tours, books, games, activities, and more.
- PBS Kids helps find ways to play by offering different games for ages 2–8.
- Ologies provides unusual podcast stories about complex topics, including virology, vexillology and more.
- Sidedoor Podcast explores the scientific and historical narratives behind some of the many artifacts and specimens that are on (and off) display in the Smithsonian.
- The Smithsonian has shared seven ways you can learn about natural history from home and has a larger list of things to do at home full of activities for all ages.