MnSTA Collected Science Links

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Online Learning Resources

These links may help teachers create online lessons.

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Remote Conferencing Tools Screen Recording tools Video lesson production tools

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AACT Resources -

A collection of classroom resources for K-12 chemistry from the American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT). "In response to the growing need to teach chemistry remotely, selected AACT resources are unlocked and freely available to the chemistry community through March 31. These resources include activities, animations, projects, simulations, and videos for middle school, high school, and Advanced Placement/general chemistry."

ACS Middle School Chemistry -

Multimedia animations and video demonstrations from the American Chemical Society.

Air Quality Egg -

The Egg is a WiFi-enabled device that uses sensors to record changes in the levels of specified air contaminants. An integrated, versatile, and fun learning tool with open-source hardware, a robust web and mobile application, and Next Generation Science Standards curriculum. Air Quality Egg is opening up exclusive educator access to ALL during COVID19 school closures. Educator access to the Air Quality Egg Portal ( includes NGSS curriculum, Google Classroom integration, pre-populated lab data, and more!

Amoeba Sisters -

We are two sisters on a mission to demystify science with humor and relevance by creating free videos, GIFs, handouts, resources, and comics.

bioGraphic for Educators -

These immersive infographics, data visualizations, and videos make great interactive learning resources for secondary students or science teachers. All come straight from bioGraphic, a multimedia magazine powered by the California Academy of Sciences.

Bozeman Science -

Video lessons by Paul Anderson in the areas of biology, chemistry, physics, environmental science, and NGSS

BrainPOP -

BrainPOP is here to help you and your curious learners stay informed and on-track with free access during school closures.

Chem Ed Xchange -

Chemical Education Xchange provides a place for chemistry teachers to collaborate. "As schools are closing their doors and moving to an online platform in hopes minimizing the spread of COVID-19, many instructors in our chemistry education community are scrambling to pull together resources and lessons that they can use over the coming weeks. Social media is buzzing as educators share their ideas and suggestions. ChemEd X will compile a running list of tips and ideas during this time."

Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education -

Searchable list of resources that includes some simulations.   – NSF funded

Concord Consortium -

Interactive STEM activities.

Cornell Lab - All About Birds -

Are you a teacher prepping for a new kind of remote class? We’ll send you ideas.

CrashCourse -

Tons of awesome courses in one awesome channel. Check out the playlists for past courses in physics, philosophy, games, economics, U.S. government and politics, astronomy, anatomy & physiology, world history, biology, literature, ecology, chemistry, psychology, and U.S. history.

Design Simulation Technologies -

Products include Interactive Physics, SimWise, and Working Model 2D

Exploration of Physics -

Comprehensive software library of physics simulations and labs covering a full year of introductory physics – Mechanics, Waves, Heat, Fluids, Optics, and Electricity & Magnetism.

Fear of Physics -

Includes Visual Physics, Video Physics Course, Video Electronics Course, and more.

Glencoe virtual labs -

Virtual labs and animations created by Glencoe.

HHMI Biointeractive animations -

These animations can help your students visualize scientific concepts and processes in the areas of biology, biochemistry, and some earth science.

HHMI Biointeractive multimedia -

Virtual labs and interactive videos.

Home Science Tools -

Science projects to try at home

Lawrence at Home -

On this site The Lawrence Hall of Science will be sharing fun things for you to do at home or outdoors. Kids and families can look forward to exploring, investigating, discovering and inventing through DIY projects, meeting animal friends, science demonstrations and shows, astronomy and nature walks - PLUS, ways for parents to connect with each other and the Lawrence Hall.

Learn Chemistry with Online EdX -

Find free online chemistry courses covering a broad range of topics from quantum mechanics to the science behind what we eat. Learning chemistry, understanding chemical equations, discovering the atomic structure, chemical reactions, chemical equilibrium, and more can be achieved through online learning today.

My Molecularium -

My Molecularium is a fun and challenging molecule building game. Launch atoms at target bond sites to assemble essential molecules of increasing complexity and difficulty. Move your device to direct your shots using our innovative laser-guided aim.

Have fun learning about molecules as you play.

NOVA Labs -

Labs and videos on a few topics

OpenSciEd -

Simulation for science grades 6 - 8. The simulations in this library are used as part of the OpenSciEd units.

Pasco -

Free Access to Science Lab Activities That Support Distance Learning


PBS Learning Media -

Multimedia resources from PBS. You can find resources for Emergency School Closings grouped by grade level HERE

PhET Simulations -

The PhET Interactive Simulations project at the University of Colorado Boulder creates free interactive math and science simulations. PhET sims are based on extensive education research and engage students through an intuitive, game-like environment where students learn through exploration and discovery.

Physical Sciences Resource Center -

Your source for physics educational resources and simulations. Includes distance learning articles "replacing Lab Report Grading by Online Lab Quizzes", and "Adapting RealTime Physics for Distance Learning with the IOLab "

Project Albatross -

Project Albatross is a 100% volunteer initiative that exists to provide resources and instruction for Biology learners who are not able to access regular school-based instruction during the COVID-19 crisis. It has two major goals:

  1. Connect biology students who want to learn in a synchronous learning environment, but are currently unable to due to the closure of their school with biology teachers who are able to provide 30-minute lessons on particular topics.

  2. Provide students with a collection of biology learning resources that have been vetted and curated by biology educators.

Project Hero -

Project Hero is a project-based learning tool and framework that connects young heroes to information about threatened species & ecosystems guiding them on a Quest to uncover and implement solutions to help locally.

Raptor Lab -

The Raptor Center has an online learning tool that we've implemented in classrooms around the Twin Cities called Raptor Lab. It puts students in the shoes of researchers and vets and walks them through clinic cases based on real life.

Realism Virtual Lab Simulations -

Virtual science labs: inquiry driven gamified education

Science By Simulation -

Welcome to Science By Simulation. We are enabling modern science education through innovative software tools based on modeling and simulation techniques. These tools are designed to be incorporated into undergraduate and high school courses in both pure and applied sciences, allowing students and teachers to turn their laptops and tablets into powerful virtual labs and analytical platforms. All of our tools are web apps, so there is nothing to install and you can get started instantly. Our current offerings are in the areas of chemistry, physics, geosciences, and environmental science.

SimBucket -

Chemistry and Physics simulations including chemistry simulations formerly on ChemThink.

STEM Sims -

Guided inquiry activities, both science and engineering. Wide variety of topics.

Teach with Inspark -

Inspark Smart Courses include textbook replacements, labs, lessons, simulations, and projects. See how active learning can promote a virtuous circle of student curiosity, discovery, and exploration. Adopt or adapt, it's up to you.

Inspark is offering all resources at no cost to support institutions responding to COVID-19.

The Particle Adventure Home Page -

An award winning tour of quarks, neutrinos, antimatter, extra dimensions, dark matter, accelerators, and particle detectors.

Vernier -

App that can be downloaded for experiments using a smart phone, plus video analysis and experimental data that can be analyzed online

Waters to the Sea® Mississippi River Adventure -

Hamline University's Center for Global Environmental Education (CGEE) is pleased to offer teachers a suite of free, award-winning online resources about America's greatest waterway for students in grades 4-8. Our acclaimed Waters to the Sea® Mississippi River Adventure provides standards-based, in-depth multimedia learning in a Story Map format that supports learners as they take a deep dive into STEAM, history, geography, and cultural explorations about the great river.

Yenka Technology -

Yenka is a range of simulation and modelling software, designed specifically for use by schools and their students.

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