Virtual Learning Resources

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Washington STEM Summer Reading List
It’s that time of the year where the Washington STEM staff offers up some of their favorite summer reads, podcasts, and other fun, thought provoking content. Head over to their blog if you’re looking for something to settle in to on a sunny afternoon. 

Software Programming and Coding Glossary for Kids
Choosing to learn to code is a greatway to improve yourself and have fun while doing it. Getting started, however, can be hard. Not only do you have to find the right lessons, games, or activities, but the words people use to talk about coding all seem like a bunch of jargon at first. But once you've got a handle on all of these words and what they mean, learning to make software can be a piece of cake.

Beginners Coding Guide
Computer programming can be a fun and creative activity. It’s just like playing a game: first, you find out what the game is. Second, learn the rules. Third, find out what tools you may need to play the game. Lastly, playing the game!

The Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids: 239 Cool Sites About Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
It's never too early to encourage kids and teens to pursue education and activities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). It’s important to set future generations up for success as careers in these fields continue to grow. This comprehensive blog lists a multitude of resources.

STEM at Home Children’s Activity Book

A fun and educational way to keep children occupied at home. The activities are meant to introduce children ages 2-10 to basic STEM concepts. Designed by local GeoEngineers!


Take a Code Break!

Be a part of the world's largest live interactive classroom, with weekly challenges to engage students of all abilities, even those without computers.

Home Learning Resources and Activities
KSPS is here for you with teacher-approved, standards-based activities for students preschool aged all the way through high school.

Class of 2020 Action Plan
Seniors, it's not too late! Don't let coronavirus derail your plans. Apply now for college, job training, financial aid, and more.

A free texting service designed to help Washington high school seniors navigate financial aid for college and career education. Students can access Otterbot via text message 24/7 by texting "Hi Otter" to 360-928-7281. Otter sends periodic messages with financial aid information, resources, and deadlines. Students can text Otter with questions about financial aid, college planning, and more.

Try This! Design Challenge
Hands-on activities using common household items. Challenges include: design a mini catapult, paper airplane, and sorting machine.

Girls Who Code at Home

Activities released weekly - each activity will include a feature of a women in tech who pioneered innovative technology.

Girlstart STEM at Home
Engaging activities, engineering challenges, virtual Starry Nights, and other STEM experiences to do at home with the whole family. 

Interactive, hands-on activities and videos - available in Spanish too!

Free Software Available to All
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, many subscriptions and fees have been removed to increase access for tools, products, and applications.

Wide Open School

Daily “done-for-you” schedules that cater to the whole child (physical, mental, emotional) and are easy to follow.


PlayWorks Play at Home

Kids need play to stay active and engaged with one another, and to support families and teachers.


STEM at Home MakerSpace
Fun DIY and STEM-inspired projects to engage and excite the mind.

STEM Resources for Online Learning

A national hub for free STEM learning resources including virtual museums, zoos, aquariums; podcasts; games; activities and MORE!



Teacher Resources

The Idaho STEM Action Center launched this one stop-shop for STEM-tastic activities, experiments, and other FREE STEM-related resources!

Daily & Weekly STEM & Robotics Activities
A variety of flexible STEM activities across all learning levels that can be easily picked up to support at-home STEM lessons, fill a creative hour, or build professional development for when classes are back in session.

Home Learning Resources and Activities
KSPS' resources for educators.

300+ Amazing Online Learning Resources
This growing list of online learning resources offers a wealth of resources for all ages of students, parents, and teachers.


The STEM for All Mutiplex
Provides 3-minute video presentations created by federally funded projects who have developed quality free STEM resources for teachers, students and parents.

The Concord Consortium
A searchable online database of free scientifically accurate models and activities.


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