We are all aware that not all screen time is created equally. There are plenty of opportunities for kids to “veg out” online these days, but when it comes to resourceful and fun learning websites, those seem to be a little trickier to come by. The following is a list of some of the most engaging and fun educational sites for ages K-8.
- Virtual Piano is a beautifully sounding piano that you play by typing on your keyboard. You can play “Für Elise” by following the key-pattern available. As this is in beta version, I’m guessing that over time, there will be more song choices and hopefully more learning connectivity with the computer keyboard.
- Code students can learn coding at home while schools are closed. Try out fun computer science tutorials, watch videos about computer science concepts, and even build their own projects!
- Google Expeditions is an immersive learning and teaching app that lets you go on VR trips or. explore AR objects. Explore historical landmarks, go down to the atomic level, get up close. with sharks – even visit outer space! Note: Students can download this app from Self-Service.
- Science with Me Kids love hands-on projects, and Science With Me is chock-full of fun science projects. You’ll also find science movies, songs, coloring sheets, worksheets and stories to help kids learn scientific principles and science in a fun way.
- NASA Kids Club provides a safe place for students to learn about NASA and its missions. On this site, you will find games of various skill levels for children pre-K through grade 4. These games support national education standards in STEM — science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
- Biblionasium is a social network that allows students to log books, review them, and share or recommend them to fellow kid readers. Parents or teachers must sign up first and then grant access to kids. Students get to choose an animated avatar and can then start to add books to their My Books section.
- How Stuff Works The website is awe-inspiring- a collection of the material the How Stuff Works community have built steadily over the years. This collection is a testament to the truly unique world we inhabit and are apart of- there is just so much stuff out there, so much to try and grasp and so many misunderstandings just waiting to be exposed.
- Exploratorium The Exploratorium isn’t just a museum; it’s an ongoing exploration of science, art, and human perception.
- National Geographic Kids National Geographic Kids is a visually impactful website that entices kids to explore their world. National Geographic is known for its awe-inspiring photography, cinematography, and storytelling.
- Metkids a kid-friendly gateway to New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. This might just be the ultimate museum website for kids. The site’s tagline is “Made for, with, and by kids,” and its resources deliver.