STEM education is not just something that occurs in the classroom or on field trips, but also in the home.
As a parent, Orlando Science Center can provide you with a wide variety of materials, topics and at-home experiments that you can share with your children and feed their scientific curiosity.
We have also provided a list of sites you can visit, along with a short description of what you can find. Check out the links below for experiments that you can do at home with your children.
- How To Smile
A great site with math and science activities.
- USGS Education
This site has a wide range of activities an learning opportunities divided by age groups, and covers kindergarten through twelfth grade. www.education.usgs.gov/kids
- National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences – Kid’s Page
This site includes opportunities to explore, perform experiments at home, and also provides games and other fun activities for kids. www.kids.niehs.nih.gov
- NASA Kid’s Club
Kids can play games and explore Mars. There are also tips for parents and teachers for using the site. www.nasa.gov/audience/forkids/kidsclub/flash/
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – Ocean Explorer
Learn all about the wide range of careers that exist for someone interested in ocean exploration. www.oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/edu/oceanage/welcome
- Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network
Don’t want to think big? Then think small, really small. NISE Net is a national community of researchers and informal science educators dedicated to fostering public awareness, engagement, and understanding of nanoscale science, engineering, and technology. www.nisenet.org
- National Institutes of Health – Children’s Page
Links to a wealth of information on children’s health, including a way for kids to test their science IQ. www.health.nih.gov/topic/childrenspage
- National Weather Service – Playtime for Kids
Learn all about hurricanes, tornadoes, thunderstorms, and several other weather related topics. www.nws.noaa.gov/os/reachout/kidspage.shtml
- Space Place NASA – Parents & Educators
Kids can read actual mission notes written by real scientists, create a space place t-shirt, and download posters. www.spaceplace.nasa.gov/menu/parents-and-educators/