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Free Virtual Museum Tours and Presentations: New England Aquarium, Museum of Science, EcoTarium, Audubon, Harvard, Blue Hill Observatory

For #StayAtHome families, local institutions are offering free online virtual tours and presentations. The New England Aquarium is offering a free virtual presentation every day on Facebook at 11AM — as well as online recordings of all previous presentations. These … Continue reading

Innovation Institute: Two Webinars on Viruses and COVID-19, Apr. 14 & 15

The Innovation Institute (Ti2) will present two interactive webinars, free and open to the public, to help students understand the science of viruses and COVID-19 specifically. Registration is required to get the online links to these webinars. Parental discretion is … Continue reading

Expedition: Bio — Whitehead Institute Summer Program, Grades 7-8

Applications are open for Expedition: Bio, the Whitehead Institute’s popular two-week summer day program for students entering Grades 7-8. In each of two sessions (July 6-17 and August 3-14), 24 students will participate 9AM-3PM in hands-on activities, laboratory modules, and … Continue reading

Einstein’s Workshop: Free Virtual Learning Workshop

In keeping with its goal to help kids make, design, build, code, and learn together, Einstein’s Workshop is offering #StayAtHome parents and kids a lot of free online STEM resources.  Visit Einstein’s Virtual Learning Workshop for free, trustworthy virtual classes … Continue reading

Boys & Girls Club: Online STEM Activities

The John M. Barry Boys & Girls Club is offering STEM programs on its website and Facebook page, including LEGO Challenges, DIY STEM, Coding, and other fun programs. Follow on Facebook to keep up-to-date.

Mad Science: Online STEM Lessons; Close-Out Sale of STEM Kits

Mad Science of North Boston is offering 60-minute science lessons online at 10AM daily (discounted pricing for a week). It’s also holding a liquidation sale of its remaining Home Lab Kits (separate kits for Chemistry, NASA, Secret Agent, and Mad … Continue reading

You-Do-It Electronics: Online Sales & Curbside Pickup

You-Do-Electronics Center (YDI) is open online or by phone with shipping or curbside pickup (40 Franklin Street in Needham). It features these STEM educational toys and kits for #StayAtHome families.

Boston Globe Asks: How is Online STEM Learning Working for Your Family?

This week a Boston Globe reporter read NewtonSTEM posts here and here about online STEM education resources available for families remaining at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, and this week NewtonSTEM highlights several more online resources. Sydney Hager, a Boston … Continue reading

Science Club for Girls: Available for All, At Home

Science Club for Girls has moved online, offering hands-on activities, videos, podcasts, and virtual tours each Monday for its STEM Activity for the Week on the SCFG Facebook page. Everyone — not just SCFG members — is invited to try … Continue reading

Northeastern Splash! has Moved to Online Classes

Each spring, NEPTUN (a Northeastern University student group) hosts Splash!, a free program for students in Grades 9-12 to take mini-classes led by Northeastern undergraduate and graduate students.  This spring, Splash! has moved online to Digital Splash! STEM courses include: Introduction to Sound … Continue reading