Category Archives: Resources

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.

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 Scientist Mystery) for $30 each and LEGO Kits $20 each, shipping included. Order here.

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.

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 out the experiments and post on social media about them with the tag #SCFGatHome. You can also email photos or videos of your activity to for SCFG to share. SCFG also offers this list of at-home STEM activities, videos, podcasts, and other resources.

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:

New England Sci-Tech Offers Online Classes

The New England Sci-Tech STEM education center in Natick is offering online classes in science fact and fiction.  Many of the classes are free for members, and admission is low-cost for everyone else.

NNHS STEMentors Club Offers Experiments to Try at Home

The Newton North HS STEMentors club was formed to bring STEM lessons to Newton students in Grades K-8 in schools, libraries, and expos. During COVID-19 #FlattenTheCurve closings, STEMentors is offering a montage of science experiments for kids to try at home through a video and an online document to demonstrate and explain each experiment. Send them feedback at

The Knowledge Society Offers Remote Learning Materials

The Knowledge Society, with offices in Cambridge and several other cities, is a 10-month accelerator program for curious and ambitious teens to learn how to use emerging technologies to solve big problems. It’s now offering these online resources for teens:

  • Online sessions each week (sign up here), including access to recordings of previous sessions:  Cellular agriculture, Brain-computer interfaces, Human longevity, Gene editing, and Artificial intelligence.
  • Free online learning modules brain-computer interfaces, space technologies, and viruses (sign up here).

WGBH Distance Learning Resources: Broadcast and Streaming

The WGBH Distance Learning Center is broadcasting educational programming in science and social studies, noon to 5PM daily for Grades 6-12 on WGBH WORLD (Comcast 956, FiOS 473, RCN 94, Cox 807, Charter 181) and WGBY WORLD (over-the-air 57.2, Comcast 209, Spectrum 181 and 1275).

In addition, it offers on-demand streaming of education programs for Grades Pre-K, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12.