Science Websites for Homeschoolers
Science is often a favorite subject among homeschoolers. It’s no surprise that students enjoy this subject, because it helps them understand the world around them. The study of science encourages students to ask questions, explore, test ideas, create solutions to problems, and think critically. Your children’s study of science doesn’t have to be limited to their textbook or what’s available in your local library. There are many free websites they can use to learn more about science. There’s something for everyone, from young children who want to know how things around them work to highschoolers who need help understanding chemistry.
Free Science Websites for Homeschoolers
AAA State of Play‘s website allows students to see pictures of 50 different birds and hear the sounds they make.
ACS Adventures in Chemistry has experiments, activities, articles, and online games.
All About Birds is an online guide to birds and bird watching.
Anatomy Arcade‘s games and activities help students learn about human body systems.
Ask Dr. Universe answers questions submitted by kids with articles and videos.
A-Z Animals has an extensive collection of articles about animals.
At Biology 4 Kids, students can read about a wide variety of topics related to biology.
Cells Alive offers interactive animations, videos, and games that teach about cells.
Chemicool has informative articles about each of the elements on the periodic table.
Chem1 Virtual Textbook is an online reference book for general chemistry.
At Chem 4 Kids, students can read about matter, atoms, elements, the periodic table, reactions, and biochemistry.
Cosmos 4 Kids offers many articles about the universe, galaxies, stars, solar system, space exploration, and more.
Cybersleuth Kids provides articles on a wide variety of science topics.
At Ducksters, students can read articles about a wide range of science topics.
Easy Science for Kids offers articles on many topics related to science.
At Geography 4 Kids, students can learn about the earth’s structure, atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, and more.
Geology.com provides geology news and information.
At Get Body Smart, animated text narrations and quizzes explain the structures and functions of the human body systems.
Growing a Nation provides an interactive timeline of the history of agriculture in the United States.
The Happy Scientist allows users to view many of their science videos and articles without a subscription.
How Stuff Works explains how all sorts of topics related to science, nature, engineering, and more work.
Innerbody‘s interactive website teaches students about human anatomy.
On the NASA website, students can read articles and watch videos to learn about space.
At National Geographic Kids, students can read about many science topics, play games, and watch videos.
Natural Inquirer allows students to download past issues of their nature magazine.
The National Wildlife Federations‘ online wildlife guide allows students to learn about animals all over America.
At The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids, students can learn about the weather, animals, and history.
At Ology, students can read about science, watch videos, play games and more.
Physics 4 Kids offers many articles on motion, heat & thermodynamics, electricity & magnetism, light, and modern physics.
Planets for Kids features informative articles about the planets and moons of our solar system.
At Project Noah, students can learn about wildlife and how to identify species, follow naturalists and wildlife spotters, and create nature journals.
Science Kids offers a wide variety of science articles, videos, games, and more.
Science News for Students publishes news articles about science, health, and technology.
Surf Guppy was designed with visual learners in mind and provides notes and videos for many chemistry topics.
Solve the Outbreak is an educational game where players get clues, analyze data, solve the scenario, and save lives.
STEM10 is a digital science magazine written by high school students.
Tree House Weather Kids‘ interactive website teaches kids about weather and the seasons.
At Weather Wiz Kids, students can read about the weather and natural disasters, find weather related experiments, play games, and more.
The Why Files explains the science behind the news.
Additional Free Science Resources
Science and Nature Study Curriculum – Free curriculum for all grades.
Science Unit Studies, Lesson Plans, and Experiments – Create or supplement a science curriculum with these free resources.
Homeschool Science with YouTube – Learn about science with these YouTube channels.
Virtual Science Labs and Dissections – No lab equipment is needed with these free virtual science labs, dissections, and simulations.
Virtual Field Trips – Explore the world, including many science topics, through virtual field trips.
Note: This post was originally published on April 5, 2020 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.