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Shelter in Place Resources

Helpful information for stay at home activities including, virtual tours, STEM activities, video conferencing resources, and ...

Virtual Tours

Over 30 Virtual Field Trips with Links includes the San Diego Zoo, Great Wall of China, Animal web cams, a Farm Tour, and more.


YouTube educational channels

SciShow (https://www.youtube.com/user/scishow) 10-15 minute videos on a wide variety of scientific topics geared towards the general population

SciShow Space (https://www.youtube.com/user/scishowspace) 10-15 minute videos on a wide variety of scientific topics dealing with space and space exploration geared towards the general population

SciShow Kids (https://www.youtube.com/user/scishowkids) up to 5 minute videos on a wide variety of topics geared towards younger children

CrashCourse (https://www.youtube.com/user/crashcourse) short courses of ~40 videos which are 10-15 minutes in length.  They are geared towards high school topics: biology, chemistry, history, literature, etc. (although they have expanded out after several years).

CPG Grey (https://www.youtube.com/user/CGPGrey) educational videos that were my gateway into these channels.  Older videos are shorter (~5 minutes) with newer videos hitting the 8-12 minute range.  He has a great series on elections that really make you rethink how we elect our leaders.

MinuteEarth (https://www.youtube.com/user/minuteearth) short (less than 4 minute) videos on earth science and biology related topics

MinutePhysics (https://www.youtube.com/user/minutephysics) generally they have short (less than 4 minute) videos on physics related topics.  They also have some longer in-depth videos on topics… they have an amazing 8 video series on special relativity. 

PBS eons (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzR-rom72PHN9Zg7RML9EbA/featured) 8-12 minute videos looking at the history of life on earth.  Covering topics from how life (might) have started to the history and evolution of penguins (most recent video… yes there used to be a 6’ 6’’ 220 lbs. penguin).

It’s Okay To Be Smart (https://www.youtube.com/user/itsokaytobesmart) a PBS sponsored science variety showed. 

PBS Space Time (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7_gcs09iThXybpVgjHZ_7g) a PBS sponsored science show focused on physics, more specifically astrophysics.  The early episodes are aimed at a more general audience.  More recent videos are geared towards college level physics.

ASAPscience (https://www.youtube.com/user/AsapSCIENCE) more science variety videos.  They have a couple good science song videos.

AcapellaScience (https://www.youtube.com/user/acapellascience) … an odd gentlemen creates acapella versions of popular songs with scientific themes that are actually interesting and oddly educational. 

Vsauce (https://www.youtube.com/user/Vsauce) Longer videos on a wide array of science topics that go way off into the weeds and do a lot of rambling and jumping topics.  Despite all this they do make some interesting points and connects some odd ideas.

GeographyNow (https://www.youtube.com/user/GeographyNow) videos exploring each country around the world.  They are being produced in alphabetical order (currently at “St”) and have moved from ~8 minute videos to videos of up to 20 minutes.  They have a lot of good information, but the producers could really use a class on video production.

Answers with Joe (https://www.youtube.com/user/jnightandday) so if you have made it to this point on the list we have been in isolation way too long.  More science based video rambling with some guy named Joe.   

Learning Links - 4-H and More!

Learning links – 4-H and more!


Learning begins in wonder.  Here are some ways children grades K – 12 can explore activities and enrich learning while schools are not in session. From Washington State University.

Here are some examples: