Free websites and applications full of games, quizzes, and videos.

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Zoos with live cams streaming

Experience the Animal Kingdom

As a precaution against the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) many Zoos around the world are closed, but with Live Streaming Cameras our children can see the animals in action and learn from them without leaving home: 

SAN DIEGO ZOO

“For more than a century, people have flocked to the San Diego Zoo to discover animals. The Zoo connects people with wildlife to inspire a passion for nature.”

Aquarium of the Pacific

“The Aquarium of the Pacific’s mission is to instill a sense of wonder, respect, and stewardship for the Pacific Ocean, its inhabitants, and ecosystems.”

Maryland Zoo

“The Zoo’s mission is to inspire and educate people to join with us in the active support and conservation of wildlife and wild places.”

earth cam

“Founded in 1996, EarthCam exists to encourage exploration, foster discovery and connect people through innovative live camera technology.”

Websites

These websites include game-like applications that teach science with fun.

The Magic School Bus

Scholastic contains videos, printables, books, and science experiments. I love the Magic School Bus, this website is a guide in how to watch the show and add activities to it so that your child learns even more. The show is not on the website, but is available now on Netflix.

Funology

Funology is not a website for children, but a dedicated guide to help parents teach science to their kids (like Luck and Fun). With offline science projects, experiments, games, recipes, and even magic tricks, this website will cure your child’s boredom.

Brain POP

Brain POP is a subscription program for schools, teachers, and students. During school closures due to COVID-19, it’s offering free access to everyone. Make sure to use this opportunity since it is an excellent and expensive software that teaches all subjects in a classroom-like environment. 

Ask Dr. Universe

Children are full of WHY questions. Doctor Universe has videos, activities and a forum to answer many of them with science. I love the Explore section because it has a section full of questions from children and classrooms. Your kids can also ask using the Ask Me page. 

The Smithsonian inspires people of all ages to understand the natural world, by instilling a sense of wonder and responsibility through exhibitions, programs, and online resources.

This new Frost Science@Home digital platform learning series offers a curated array of resources, videos, DIY science activities and more to help keep your child engage and full of wonder

School Closure Planning from Mystery Science, offers help to educators during this time of coronavirus, by giving free access to their most popular science lessons. No account or login is needed.

National Geographic has you covered with quizzes, videos, science experiments, and even at-home classroom resources. NATGEO includes History, Biology, Geography, and Science lessons.

Worksheets

Challenge your CHildren

Free printable worksheets for each grade

Worksheets are a very useful tool for the parent that wants to check their children’s progress. While websites need just small supervision, worksheets allow the parent or guardian to test their children skills and improvement after a day of lessons. 

Education.com includes lessons, games, and worksheets designed to make the learning experience better while still keeping it fun. 

GreatSchools is the leading national nonprofit empowering parents to unlock educational opportunities for their child.

Apps

Khan Academy App

This is an award-winning app with thousands of educational activities, books, songs, and games for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, and first graders.

Kids A-Z

Is your child familiar with iReady? Kids A-Z uses a similar format but allows the student to customize their own robot based on their performance. Awesome idea!

BrainPOP Featured Movie

Learn something new every day with the free Featured Movie, then test your knowledge with an interactive quiz. This Brain POP application rotates its content each day!

Amazon Fire & Freetime

Amazon Fire Tablet includes 1-Year subscription to Amazon  Freetime Unlimited, an all-in-one subscription that gives kids access to thousands of kid-friendly books, movies, TV shows, educational apps, Audible books, and games. Parents can control what their children can see, set a timer for screen time, and track on the parent account what their children are spending time on. 

Do you have an Amazon Fire Tablet? Add Freetime and give your child an endless source of safe entertainment and learning:

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