Virtual Learning: Science and Natural History

A daily digest of our favorite at-home learning activities 
April 7, 2020

Did you know that the library offers a wealth of free learning resources? In this daily digest, we’ll share our favorite at-home learning resources and activities for your student. Visit our student resource page for more learning tools.

Scholastic’s ScienceFlix pairs short videos on a variety of science topics with informational text that can be adjusted between three levels of complexity so you can match the right text complexity to your reader. Dive Deeper offers related videos and articles to keep exploring the main topic, and the experiments tab suggests activities that can be done at home.
(Grades K-5)


Take a virtual field trip to the Field Museum in Chicago. It’s the home of SUE, the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil ever discovered, and The Brain Scoop – a behind-the-scenes look at the museum hosted by their chief curiosity correspondant, Emily Graslie. You can find additional Museum at Home activities including a printable coloring book and an educational dinosaur game, both available in English and Spanish. You can even strike up a conversation with Máximo, their cast of a Titanosaur, the largest of the sauropod dinosaurs. (Grades (PreK-8)