Science is the endless exploration into discovering how things work, why they do what they do, and how they came to be! It’s all about curiosity, wonder and the search for answers. Science isn’t just for professional scientists – we all experience science at work in our every day life! The way we understand that the earth is round, that gravity keeps us stuck to the earth, that ice melts and water boils, that the lights in the night sky are stars far away in space…that’s all the result of science!! It’s the result of people asking questions, and seeking to find out the answers with tests and observation. Science is always learning and always growing and evolving, and always always teaching us new things about this world that we live in!
Check out these awesome virtual tours, where you can “walk” through some of the greatest science centers around the world. Explore science from the comfort and safety of your own home!
We’re lucky to live in a time where the internet allows us to access endless information, and learn more about how the universe works! A great spot to learn new science facts and info is on YouTube. There are lots of fun videos that teach us all about science. Here are 3 YouTube channels that we think you might love to explore!
StoneAge Man is a great YouTube channel hosted by a biologist, with a passion for exploring nature.
SciShow Space is just what it sounds like: a channel that covers the science of planets, stars, and all things outer space!
Crash Course tries to explain all kinds of crazy scientific and historic concepts in fairly short and easy-to-understand videos.
Playing with Science
Looking at museums and watching science videos is great, but what if you want to get your hands dirty? Playing around with science tools and games is a great time, and you can even do it online! Here are a few of our favorite games.
The Powder Game is a virtual sandbox that lets you throw different elements around and watch what happens!
Coral Reef is a game that teaches you about sea animals and the coral reef ecosystem.
Circlix is all about physics! Draw lines to help the dots roll into the squares. It starts easy, but gets harder!