Online Learning Resources
Below is a selection of resources recommended by ScotPEN members, professionals in engagement with research, education, libraries, museums, and archives.
Please note ScotPEN is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites..
Activities for ages 3 and up
Fun science experiences for youngsters using household items
Variety of creative science activities searchable by age range and subject area
Activities for ages 5 and up
How things work and things to make, including outdoor activities.
Live show at 11am every weekday
Science fair project ideas searchable by age range
Online science games which cover chemistry, biology and physics concepts
Home science experiments and information on other topics including geography, history
Safe, search engine-like encyclopaedia covering a range of topics and questions
Activities for ages 7 and up
Activity packs introducing science concepts, including DNA, cells and viruses
Project looking at a range of brain health topics, suitable for 6-12 year olds
Activities for ages 11 and up
This activity pack for 11-14 year olds gives kids the skills and confidence they need to critically assess stories and claims they see and hear
I’m a Scientist debate kits
The kits develop students’ discussion skills around scientific issues.
Activities for multiple ages (Primary and Secondary)
Activity Packs for under 5s, 5-11 years old, and 10-14 years old
West of Scotland STEM Ambassadors online resources
School and home resources
Teaching and learning resources
Carol Vorderman fronted maths activities
Ages 4 -12
Dr Chris, Dr Xand and Dr Ronx explore the ins and outs of the human body in a variety of eye-opening experiments.
National Informal STEM Education Network is a community dedicated to supporting informal STEM learning across the United States
Biology for all activities and resources
Resources for schools – primary & secondary (biology, chemistry, physics, computing, D7T & maths) and post-16. and family activities by age
Royal Society of Chemistry
Resources for different ages
Resources covering all school ages and curriculums and a wide breadth of subjects
Hands-on science resources for home and school
Hands-on math and science activities for school-aged children or the general public
Science and Technology Facilities Council have started a number of resources available
including universe themed resources
Citizen Science - Contribute to science yourself!
Lots of projects to get involved with suitable to older children and for adults
In search of uniqueness: anatomy and variation of the human hand
Short online articles written by experts on a wide range of subjects often based on recently published research. Aimed at older readers.
Check out your local library online. They have
e-resources and e-books you can borrow
Video and livestream Resources
Short engaging talks and animations on a wide range of topics available in multiple languages
Chemistry videos about each of the elements on the periodic table
Known for their annual Christmas Lectures, The Royal Institution has lots of accessible lectures on a wide range of topics
Established by Chris Packham, there will be live streams every day from 9am BST on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook