PDSC Discoverat Home Library
Here are a few of our favorite boredom-busting resources for kids of all ages.
Virtual Museum Experiences
Ultimate Guide to Virtual Museum Resources - Extensive list of resources
Children’s Museum Virtual Activities - Extensive list of resources
Ology: a Science Website for Kids - American Museum of Natural History
Virtual Field Trips - Thanks for the suggestion, Sophie & Ethan!
Best Museums in Singapore - Virtual tour of top 10 museums in Singapore.
Auckland War Memorial Museum - Virtual tour of the exhibits. Auckland, NZ.
Weather - weather.gov
Galaxy Zoo – Help classify galaxies by shape, Zooniverse.org
Activities & Experiments
Play Pictionary with a robot - Google
Dress up a T.Rex - American Museum of Natural History
Birds and the Sounds they make - Interactive chart
Wonder of the Day – Daily question, discussion and exploration
30 Days of Families Learning Together – Daily activity prompt for the whole family
Mystery Science - Fun lessons to do at home
SciShow Kids - YouTube channel for early learners
FAB Lab with Crazy Aunt Lindsey – STEAM videos for children
Periodic Table of Elements in Pictures and Words - Interactive chart
Science Sparks posts - Fresh, fun and budget friendly activities daily. This is a great one to follow on social media.
The Action Lab - YouTube science videos posted regularly
Aquarium of the Pacific - Webcams on Magellanic penguins and tropical reefs.
Tembe Elephant Park - South Africa: Live Webcam of watering hole. Keep your volume up for a symphonic treat.
Gray wolves at the International Wolf Center
Eastern lowland gorillas at the GRACE Center
Katmai Park Bear Cams - Make sure to watch for their annual Fat Bear Contest to vote on your favorite and fattest bears HERE.
Auckland Zoo - Visit with the animals of the Auckland Zoo in New Zealand.
Glow Worm Caves - Have a 360 look at the glow worm caves in New Zealand
Earth & Space Science
The Hidden World of National Parks - 360 Degree Tours -Google
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - Lots of activities!
Birthday Hubble Photo - NASA
Space Calendar 2020 - Space.com
Health & Fitness
Talking about Health Emergencies - Sesame Street in Communities (Resources for parents of preschoolers)
Talking about coronavirus and social distancing with Rayshell the Crab and Earl the Squirrel - Tiny Trees Preschool (for early learners)
Kicking Boredom - Videos from a local martial arts instructor
Games, Stretches and Interactive Activities - Playworks
Get the Kids Outside - Another great one to follow on social media.
Language & Literacy
Latah County Library Digital Events
Art & Culture
Lunch Doodles with Mo Williams
You can Draw - with Jarrett Lerner
Google Arts & Culture - Museum tours
Arts & Crafts - Thank you for the suggestion, Erin & Trey! :)
Crochet, Knitting and Fashion Activities - Thank you for the suggestion Michelle!
Hour of Code - code.org
App Development, Games & Resources - Thank you Verizon Education Outreach!
Bedtime Math - Lots of great screen-free ideas
Toy Theatre - Interactive educational games
Long Live Math at Home - Carnegie Learning Library (middle and high school)
Engineering & Architecture
Ain Dubai: The Words Tallest Ferris Wheel! - Thank you Amelia for the suggestion!
More classes & activities
Best Science sites for middle and high school students - Weareteachers.com
Virtual booth - NOAA Education
TEDEd - Subscribe for daily lessons by age-group (all subjects)
450 Ivy League Courses you can take for FREE - Codecamp.org
Board games to play online with friends
Download free museum coloring book pages - Openculture.com
Science Music by Emmy Brockman - Thank you for the recommendation Amber and Leona!