Helpful Sites

APL/NASA Education and Public Outreach

Description: The APL/NASA Education and Public Outreach "For Kids" website provides information about and links to NASA and other APL Civil Space programs, as well as activities and fun games.
Subject: Science/Space
Sponsored by: The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) and NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)

Awesome Library

Description: Awesome Library is a library of resources for multiple subjects (including games, lesson plans, theory, papers, projects).
Subject: Multiple
Sponsored by: Evaluation and Development Institute (EDI) and Dr. R. Jerry Adams

The Center for Educational Outreach

Description: The Center for Educational Outreach develops educational and outreach programs targeting underrepresented groups in STEM.
Subject: STEM
Sponsored by: The Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering

The Center for Talented Youth

Description: The Center for Talented Youth provides programs for gifted and talented students. Financial aid is available.
Subject: Math and Science
Sponsored by: The Johns Hopkins University

Chegg

Description: Chegg offers book return, buyback, and eTextbooks. Assistance with course selection and homework help are also provided.
Subject: Multiple
Sponsored by: Formerly Cramster

College Scorecard

Description: The College Affordability and Transparency Center’s Collage Scorecard website provides information about the affordability and value of U.S. colleges and universities to help you make more informed decisions about which institution to attend. You can search for colleges based on factors such as programs or majors offered, location, enrollment size, and more.
Sponsored by: U.S. Department of Education College Affordability and Transparency Center

Computer Science Unplugged

Description: Computer Science Unplugged provides learning activities that teach computer science concepts, such as binary numbers, algorithms, and data compression, through engaging games and puzzles.
Subject: Computer Science
Sponsored by: Google, University of Canterbury, and Carnegie Mellon

Engineering Innovation

Description: Engineering Innovation is a summer program designed to help high school students develop the skills that will allow them to think and problem-solve like engineers. Students can earn college credits through this program.
Subject: STEM
Sponsored by: The Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)

Description: FIRST introduces students to the world of robotics through its robotics programs and competitions.
Subject: Robotics and STEM
Sponsored by: Dean Kamen, an inventor, entrepreneur, and advocate for science and technology

Funmaths.com

Description: Funmaths.com provides printable math worksheets, tutorials, games, and puzzles for elementary, middle, and high school students.
Subject: Math
Sponsored by: The Funmaths.com Team

How-to-Study.com

Description: How-to-Study.com provides math-related study aids, including math vocabulary and strategies for solving math word problems.
Subject: Multiple
Sponsored by: Mangrum-Strichart Learning Resources

Khan Academy

Description: Khan Academy provides a video library of self-paced learning videos, practice problems, and quizzes.
Subject: Multiple
Sponsored by: Salman Khan

Maryland MESA

Description: Maryland MESA (Math, Engineering, Science Achievement), a K–12 STEM initiative, works to identify and support students statewide in order to prepare them for 2- or 4-year colleges/universities with a degree in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.
Subject: Multiple
Sponsored by: The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) and MESA

Math.com

Description: Math.com provides worksheets and videos that focus on grade 1–6 math skills. This website includes links to many resources, from basic math through calculus.
Subject: Math
Sponsored by: Leap of Faith Financial Services Inc.

MinutePhysics

Description: MinutePhysics offers an energetic and entertaining view of old and new problems in physics—all in 1 minute!
Subject: Physics
Sponsored by: Henry Reich

MIT Outreach Database

Description: The MIT Outreach Database is a searchable database that allows students to learn about current MIT outreach programs.
Subject: Multiple
Sponsored by: MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Museum of Science

Description: The Museum of Science provides podcasts and videocasts of interviews with guest researchers and their staff, as well as virtual exhibits.
Subject: Science
Sponsored by: Boston Museum of Science

NASA

Description: The NASA website provides videos, stories, and interactive activities about space, space travel, and NASA endeavors.
Subject: Science
Sponsored by: NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)

The Physics Classroom

Description: The Physics Classroom provides tutorials and activities to reinforce physics concepts.
Subject: Science
Sponsored by: comPADRE (Physics and Astronomy Education Communities)

Reuben H. Fleet Science Center

Description: The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center features more than 100 interactive science exhibits in five galleries, as well as major traveling exhibitions. Online resources for educators are provided on their website, and workshops/camps for students are offered.
Subject: Earth Sciences
Sponsored by: Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, a collaboration of 26 arts, science, and cultural institutions in Balboa Park

Science Buddies

Description: Science Buddies provides resources for science fairs for teachers, students, and parents. Handouts, grading and judging resources, science project kits and STEM career information are also offered.
Subject: Science
Sponsored by: Motorola, Chevron, and Northrop Grumman

Science Museum of Minnesota

Description: The Science Museum of Minnesota provides online educational activities in science fields.
Subject: Science/Computer Science
Sponsored by: The Science Museum of Minnesota, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization

Science News

Description: Science News magazine provides articles about current science news.
Subject: Science
Sponsored by: Society for Science and the Public

Searching for the Building Blocks of Matter at Fermilab

Description: Searching for the Building Blocks of Matter was an exhibit for the public on the 15th floor of Wilson Hall at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. This website includes the text and graphics from that exhibit.
Subject: Science/Physics
Sponsored by: Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Solar Stormwatch

Description: Solar Stormwatch allows students to help spot explosions on the Sun and track them across space to Earth.
Subject: Science
Sponsored by: Royal Observatory Greenwich

STEREO (Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory) Learning Center

Description: The STEREO Learning Center provides information and activities about the Sun and the STEREO mission.
Subject: Science/Space
Sponsored by: NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)

Study Guides and Strategies

Description: Study Guides and Strategies provides learning and studying techniques for math and science. The website supports several languages.
Subject: Multiple
Sponsored by: Joseph Frank Landsberger, researcher in student learning

TED-Ed

Description: TED-Ed provides a video library, multiple-choice quizzes, short-answer questions, and resources for discovering more about various topics. The site also allows you to create a customized lesson based on any TED-Ed video or any educational video on YouTube.
Subject: Multiple
Sponsored by: TED

VEX Robotics Design System

Description: The VEX Robotics Design System introduces students as well as adults to the world of robotics through the VEX robotics kit.
Subject: Robotics and STEM
Sponsored by: Innovation First International Inc.

Wolfram Mathematica Online Integrator

Description: The Wolfram Mathematica Online Integrator is an online full-power integration solver.
Subject: Math
Sponsored by: Wolfram Research, makers of Mathematica

Wolfram MathWorld

Description: Wolfram MathWorld provides extensive online mathematical resources from algebra to discrete mathematics.
Subject: Math
Sponsored by: Wolfram Research, makers of Mathematica

YouTube – JHU Applied Physics Laboratory

Description: APL's YouTube Channel provides videos that showcase the innovative research, outreach, and diversity programs taking place at the Laboratory (both past and present).
Subject: Multiple
Sponsored by: The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL)