Resources for School Children

There are many online resources for children and young people to utilise whilst they are learning at home. Here are some useful links that we have gathered together for you to share.

If you have any suggestions to add to the list please contact Kate Wooding


A science site for kids where scientists explain core scientific/biological concepts and new discoveries in a fun and interesting way (often in terms of superheros!) and the articles are reviewed by kids. Collections include health, biodiversity, earth., Articles include ‘ Mitochondria in brain injury: Antioxidants to the rescue!’, ‘Hearts, and the heartless in the animal kingdom'.

Bored Teachers have put together a list of 40 science websites to keep kids entertained at home

Marty Jopson’s #microminute is currently broadcasting live 3 times a week (Monday/Wednesday/Friday at 1230GMT) from his YouTube channel 

Ossicones and oxygen. Having fun with science, maths and small people. This is a blog where a scientist present diverse ideas for science at home with children.

Beginning Monday 20 April, BBC Bitesize will publish daily online lessons for all ages. We'll also have a new dedicated TV channel full of learning content, podcasts on BBC Sounds and loads of educational video on iPlayer 

Can you pick the correct part of the microscope when given the part's name? A timed quiz

The Microscopy Society of America’s Project MICRO has a lot of useful resources and activities set up for different age groups

The Lightyear Foundation help break down the barriers to disabled children taking part in stem

The Virtual Microscope is a NASA-funded project that provides simulated scientific instrumentation for students and researchers worldwide as part of NASA's Virtual Laboratory initiative

NASA at Home has a 'for kids and families area which contains a wide variety of materials for students and teachers to learn about NASA programmes

Micscape UK has lots of resources online for amateur and young microscopists. Their magazine is particularly interesting

The Zooniverse enables everyone to take part in real cutting edge research in many fields across the sciences, humanities, and more

EU-Citizen.Science is a platform for sharing knowledge, tools, training, and resources

Rob Kesseler’s YouTube channel includes lots of general interest microscopy videos

Science Sparks have fun, inspiring and creative science experiments for kids of all ages!

Science Fun at Home has been created by The Primary Science Teaching Trust and Science Sparks. They have created very clear and accessible fun science activities for children and their families

Produced as a collaboration of Microscopy Australia and Thermo Fisher Scientific, MyScope is a free online SEM Simulator! Including real SEM images of samples including biological and materials samples

WowScience highlights the best primary science educational activities, games and videos to inspire children to learn about science

Super Science: 10 easy & cool science experiments for kids to do at home

Science Experiments with Science Bob

Adventures in Archaeological Science colouring book. This colouring book was produced for the 2017 Long Night of Science as the final project of a scientific illustration training workshop taught by Christina Warinner and Jessica Hendy in the summer of 2017. Each page was hand-drawn by a scientist at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History and features real research and archaeological projects

The Natural History Museum's 'Try This at Home' page has activities and ideas to occupy yourself and family at home, in your garden or local outdoor space.

If you have access to a microscope of any kind you can utilise the RMS Microscope Activity Kit Resource Library, which includes lesson plans and worksheets



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