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STEM Resources for Children

Does your child enjoy reading, watching or doing? Try these resources for ideas and inspiration. Have a site you'd like to share? Send us the link at and we may list it with your name and your review.


Open-ended games, kits, toys and crafts that promote critical thinking, problem solving, logic, and even coding are recommended at this site.

Physics Girl

Fun physics videos and more. Your child can subscribe to Physics Girl's YouTube channel or follow PG on Facebook.

Student Science

Here you will find science news written for students from the Society for Science and the Public.

The Secret Life of Scientists & Engineers: When the Lab Coats Come Off

Interesting and inspiring videos and blog posts about scientists and engineers, as well as science and technology can be found here.

Woman @Energy: Innovators in STEM

Do you want to inspire your child to explore careers in STEM fields? Here, she can read profiles of women with meaningful careers in the US government's energy department.


This organization and its activities are in Texas, and targeted at empowering girls in STEM, but there are some interesting links and their programs may give your family some ideas.

Science for Kids

This link was sent to us by a family from Dublin, Ireland. They’ve created the website for learning and fun. Check it out for facts, experiments, projects and more.

STEM Career

Does your child love science, technology, engineering and/or math? Check out this site to ponder STEM careers.


What are you and your children wondering about as you discuss our world? Ask your own question, or explore others' wonders.

Bedtime Math

Try these math activities with younger kids.

Cells Alive

Do your children ask questions about cells, the basic unit of all living things? “Explore, study and play” at this site.

Science Songs

You’ll find all sorts of science songs for fun and maybe even some learning.


Is your family interested in astronomy and computers? Here is a free, open source planetarium for the computer that shows a realistic sky, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. Cool! Check it out!

science magazine

Magazines for Young and Old(er)

Here are some science/STEM magazines we think you’ll like.
Subscribe, purchase a gift subscription, look for them at your local library, or read online.


An award winning print magazine with interactive and engaging articles from “Gardening on Mars” to “Making sense of Illusions.” See sample articles and how their “augmented reality” works. Sign up for their monthly newsletter.


Science for the Curious


The Magazine for Creative Minds at Play


The magazine of Life, Universe and Pie Throwing

National Geographic

The Official Journal of the National Geographic Society


Adventures in Science

Popular Science

Science and Technology News

Great magazines for kids and teens

The School Library Journal staff picks