Science & Technology
Library Databases (library card required)
Science Reference Center is a comprehensive research database for high school and middle school. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, and technology and wildlife.
GreenFILE offers research on the human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.
Free Online Resources
The wonderful and talented librarians in the Ives Squared Tinker Lab assembled a great list of Free or low-cost software for creative work for building digital art and other creative endeavors, check it out!
Mouse Open Projects are fun STEM coding based projects you can learn and do right from your own home.
Code.org provides great beginner coding courses and games that are fun for the whole family!
Another great coding instruction site that offers online certification in many languages at freeCodeCamp.org: Learn to code.
Scratch draws students of all types into coding and lays a foundation for future learning.
Need help to stay busy? Check out Instructables for Teachers 3D printing projects, crafting and coding projects, involving math and other K-12 subjects.
HHMI BioInteractive is a great resource for science teachers and students alike with high quality and up to date information featuring new trends in science that will definitely encourage teens to explore their world.
Innerbody explores the 11 bodily systems in depth. With interactive models and detailed explanations, this website will help them learn more about the internal mechanics of the amazing human body.
Khan Academy online learning environment instruction on math, science, engineering and AP topics, as well as offering practice tests for college entrance exams.
AstroSTEM allows students to explore space and their universe through an interactive experience and interesting videos!
InfiniScope is a space and NASA centered digital platform that teaches interesting concepts through fun, interactive games and allows users to create their own games with their content.
Let’s Talk Science provides videos and interactive information related to current events in the science field.
BiteScis offers high school science lesson plans with updated and interesting science facts.
CLEAN: Climate Literacy & Energy Awareness Network instructs on scientific issues related to climate change.
PHET Simulations offers downloadable math and science simulators to test science theories and equations for youth at any grade level.
The Concord Consortium STEM Resource Finder allows you to search their database of STEM activities and locate based on grade level or subject area with a collection of hundreds of free K-12 STEM resources, from standalone models and simulations to short activities and week long sequences of curriculum materials.
This educational website hosted by the Smithsonian Museum takes a deep dive into ocean life at the Smithsonian Ocean.
My First Garden – A Children’s Guide to the World of Fun and Clever Gardening Guide to gardening for kids and teens!
Learn all about cells with games and virtual labs at CELLS alive!
Access Mars: A WebVR Experiment allows you to virtually explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover!
Earthquakes for Kids learn all about the science and history of earthquakes from the USGS with videos and diagrams.
The HomeSchool Scientist offers engineering challenges with things you have at home, get busy today!
Everyday Earth – An Interactive, Online STEM Program earth science based curriculum supplement with great videos and projects that can be done at home.
Science simulations, scientist profiles, and other digital resources for middle school science and high school biology with the SEPUP: Science Education for Public Understanding Program.
Human Anatomy and Disease in Interactive 3D offers a human visualization platform that allows students to explore the human body in really cool ways.
ACS ChemClubs High school chemistry topics in the form of a monthly chemistry club where students focus on specific topic areas.
Chemicool offers an interactive Periodic Table of Elements and Chemistry. Learn all about the periodic table!
From rainbows to tornadoes and winter storms to tsunamis and other earth phenomena, meteorologist Crystal Wicker breaks down the fascinating world of weather at Weather Wiz Kids | Because weather is awesome.