When you’re a science teacher, you have a unique opportunity to guide your students through a fascinating world of hands-on, exciting inquiry and discovery. But what happens when those in-person experiments and face-to-face lessons are taken away? What do you do when you must transition from a brick-and-mortar laboratory to a virtual classroom to maintain social distance? How do you keep your kids (and yourself) excited about science? Well, like all good scientists, you research, experiment, and discover your way back into an engaging and thrilling world of enlightenment!
Eureka! On a hunt to reconnect with our passion for discovery, we found some goodies and want to share with you. Here are some of our favorite online resources for middle and high school science teachers.
Science Websites for Middle and High School Teachers
Science Buddies – Free science project ideas, how-to guides, lesson plans, and more! 1,200+ project ideas. Browse the library. View project kits. Get free STEM lesson plans.
Smithsonian – A collection of resources provided by the Smithsonian, organized by grade level bands and science topics.
Story Time from Space – A collection of various science-related books, read aloud by astronauts in space!
PhET Interactive Simulations – Free science and math simulations for teaching STEM topics, including physics, chemistry, biology, and math from University of Colorado Boulder.
Chem Collective – Use a virtual lab to simulate real-life experiments. Features extensive documentation for the lab, including an instruction video.
My Physics Lab – Virtual physics simulations. You’ll be able to see and interact with simulations in real time.
UCLA Physics – Learn more in-depth content about physics using this resource from UCLA.
The Biology Place – Visualize and apply biological concepts with practice activities, quizzes, puzzles, and labs.
BioMan Biology – BioMan Biology features free learning games, virtual labs, and quizzes to help students learn about cells, ecology, genetics, physiology, and much more.
Science Kids – Science Kids is the online home of science and technology for children around the world. Learn more through fun science experiments, cool facts, and free games.
Science Max on YouTube – Have you ever conducted a science experiment and wondered “What would this be like if it were HUGE?” Science Max turbocharges science experiments.
We hope you’ve had fun exploring these middle and high school science websites. Remember to bookmark your favorites for easy navigation! Then read about how our Cross Country Education Virtual Services can help bolster your school’s online educational support needs during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.