Videos

Women in STEM: Talks about women in science and includes interviews with two astronauts working in the International Space Station (ISS)

Bill Nye Channel: Does it need an introduction?

SciShow Channel: The perfect channel for curious students! SciShow answers questions on a variety of topics with scientific reasoning in a way that is fun and accessible. Perfect for fun classroom exploration!

Spangler Science TV Channel: Videos by Steve Spangler demonstrating science experiments. These can be used for demonstration as well as inspiration.

Because Science Series: This series hosted by Kyle Hill gives a scientific explanation for different phenomenon we see played out in movies, video games, etc. This series is one of many posted by “The Nerdist” channel so needs to be searched by name. This link will bring you to a video focusing on how the character Quicksilver is able to listen to music normally while traveling at high speed.

ASAP Science: Videos answering random scientific questions using fun illustrations

The Next Generation of Neuroprosthetics: Shows how an implanted device in particular parts of the brain can help paralyzed individuals regain motion through prosthetics.

Vitamin D: Discusses a study on the effects of using Vitamin D supplements. A good example of what makes a good experiment.

Applications

Chem3D (iOS): View and manipulate 3D images of chemical compounds and view data on that compound. (This resource has been reviewed! Click click here for more information) 

Tiny Tap: This app and website provides interactive presentations and activities for students at all levels in a wide range of topics. Users can search for pre-made material or create their own. Teachers can also create digital classrooms where they can assign activities and track student data. (iOS, Android, Website)

Brainfeed: This app provides a collection of videos in all subjects that can be used to enhance instruction. (iOS)

Websites

The Smithsonian: Articles, videos, and more focusing on different science and history topics. Most of the articles are above the reading level for elementary students, but the topics can inspire and inform classroom exploration and some of the videos are useful.

CK-12 : This free website provides lessons, information, and interactive tools for learning various subjects. Most of the lessons focus on science and math, but English, history, and other subject areas are being added. (This item has been reviewed! Click here to learn more!)

OpenEd: A collection of videos, games, assessments, lesson plans, and more that are aligned with Common Core Standards and the PARCC assessment. This site has an accompanying app called “Common Core Quest” available for free (iOS, Google Play ((Android)), and Chrome Web Store). This site covers curriculum for grades K-12.

Ted-Ed Periodic Table: This amazing project provides a fantastic, interactive periodic table. Each element comes with a video about it and if you click on “View Full Lesson” underneath the video, you will be taken to a page that provides follow-up questions, additional information, and discussion prompts.

Phys.org: News and articles about science

Tiny Tap: This website provides interactive presentations and activities for students at all levels in a wide range of topics. Users can search for pre-made material or create their own. Teachers can also create digital classrooms where they can assign activities and track student data.