A collection of past STEAMworks and a full list of resources for families and educators.
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sunday: sensory play
monday: climate action challenge
tuesday: science exploration
wednesday: story time
thursday: design + build
friday: nature spotlight
saturday: community connection
Museum coloring pages
- Wonderopolis encourages kids to get curious by posing intriguing questions as exploring them in a variety of ways.
- Institute of Education Sciences-Activities for Students Stuck at Home
- Families can access Brain Pop, educational games and videos, for free while schools are closed.
- Museum partner Nickelodeon’s #KidsTogether initiative uses beloved characters to engage with kids and families on tips for staying healthy.
- Keep learning in your place and at your pace with the Museum of Science and Industry’s Science at Home Resources.
- Recycle and Play shares crafts and activities for kids using only recycled materials.
- Museum Arts and Culture Access Consortium's at home activities list.
- The Kennedy Center has launched Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems!, encouraging young learners around the world to draw and doodle.
- DC Collaborative Distance Learning Database is a compilation of online and printable arts and humanities learning resources for students, teachers, and families.
- Dreambox is offering 90 days free and has great math games.
the great outdoors
- DC Area Moms Blog 101 screen-free indoor + outdoor activities.
- Free Broadband for Low Income Households
- Internet Essentials affordable internet at home.
- CDC reports on the effects of COVID-19 on children.
- NPR comic from leading experts to help you speak to your child about the virus.
- American Academy of Pediatrics resources to guide discussions during this stressful time.
- Guide from the NCTSN for dealing with the trauma and stress
- Meals for students (VA, MD, and DC)
- Common Sense Media Resources for Families During the Coronavirus Pandemic
- Lyda Hill Philanthropies Educational Resources Round-Up
- Teach For America
- Free week-long virtual summer camps from Varsity Tutors
from the Museum
- Free Zoom conferencing
- Free Online Classes and Resources for Elementary school students.
- Free amazing educational resources from Boston Children’s Museum.
- Common Sense Media Resources for Educators during the Coronavirus Pandemic
- Resources for Learning at Home When Schools Close (TNTP)
- Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
- Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions due to School Closings
- EducatingAllLearners.org experts have curated a list of credible and actionable resources paired with examples from the field of schools and teachers adapting ways of meeting student needs.
- Teach For America
- Over 100 free live K-12 classes from Varsity Tutors
- National Zoo Web Cams
- Metropolitan Opera On Demand
- Cherry Blossom Peak Bloom Cam
- National Air and Space Museum opportunity to transcribe Sally Ride papers
- The New Children's Museum
- Smithsonian Science Education Center
- Museums across the continent have come together to share their distance learning with you!
- Check out the online art contest from Big Screen Plaza in New York
- USA Today's list of children's museums online programs