Resources for Families

Early in the pandemic we put together a list of our favorite virtual STEM experiences for families to try at home. Some of these are activities members of our group have created, others were created elsewhere and we think they are cool. If you are looking for something to do from the comfort of your couch check out our list below!

Activity   Topics   Target Age
Create a Masterpiece: Color a Science Snapshot   Earth science, geography, polar research   3 to 12
Complete a Virtual Puzzle   History, exploration   5 to adult
Explore Kelleys Island in VR   Earth science, geography   10 to adult
Look at Earth’s Atmosphere with Fluid Earth Viewer   Earth science, geography, atmospheric science   10 to adult
Franklin Park Conservatory’s Virtual Experiences   Plants, gardening, cooking   All ages
Plant Science Videos   Plant science, STEM careers, biofuels, bioproducts   Middle & high school
Citizen Science Projects in all Disciplines   Citizen science, biology, plants   16 to adult
STEM Investigations for Families   STEM, sensemaking   Children, PK+ with parents
Astronomy and Underrepresented Groups   Astronomy, webinar   Middle school to adult
STEM Lectures   Birds, fungus, science   Middle school to adult
Coloring the Collections – Museum Animals and Plants   Animals, plants, museum collections   5 to adult
NOAA Activity Book – Oceans, Salmon, & Orca   Oceans, salmon, orca, coloring   3 to 12
Tour of the Smithsonian   Natural history, Earth scineces, tour   All ages
Learn about Infectious Diseases Through Gameplay   Infectious disesease, epidemiology, STEM careers   Middle & high school
Vaccine Activity Book   Vaccines, germs   5 to adult
Medication Safety, Prevention Education, & Drug Safety   Medication safety, opioids   K-12
Four Color Fest Activity Book by Melinda Lanius   Mathematics   3 to adult
BAMM Puzzle Posters   Mathematics, chess, puzzles, probability   12 to adult
Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival Webinars   Mathematics, puzzles, games, challenges   K-12, adults

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