General Resources to Keep You and the Kids Learning at Home.
- Houston/Harris County Healthy Living Matters has assembled a library of resources for children to learn and keep physically active during shelter-at-home.
- Learn as a Family. Parents launch a new career! The new San Jacinto College EDGE Center offers pathways to exciting careers in aerospace and other industries, including tracks in mechatronics, manufacturing, composites, mechanical, quality, and electrical.
FREE San Jacinto College Pathway to the Stars Online Camp for 4-5th graders.
Six weeks of educational programming with STEM topics such as human survival in space, the solar system size, circuits, space mining and more!
NASA’s Journey to MARS Online Camp. For 5-8th graders. Coming Soon!
FREE one-week camp focused on students learning about NASA’s journey to MARS. Topics include the engineering design cycle, rocketry, parachute landings, survival systems, space weather, navigation, robotics, and more.
Check out the full list of San Jacinto College 2020 Summer Camps!
- Khan Academy. Free online platform with exercises and instructional videos for grades pre-K-12. All Khan Academy content is available for free.
- PBS Kids. Newsletter with activities and games.
- KERA At-Home Learning. PBS affiliate station KERA is providing free educational resources to assist families with school-aged children learning at home during COVID-19.
- Bookshare. E-library for children with dyslexia, blindness, and other reading barriers.
- Storyline. Popular celebrities read children's books.
- Writers in Schools. QuickWits will assist your children in grades K through 5 in not only writing creatively, but also giving them things to reflect on and think about. These free 15-minute videos will aid your child in expanding their writing as well as their thoughtfulness on a variety of subjects.
- Texas Reality Check. Texas Workforce Commission teaches students about budgeting skills and career exploration.
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) Learning Opportunities
- Story time from Space https://storytimefromspace.com/
- Houston Museum of Natural Science www.hmns.org/hmns-at-home
- NASA at Home www.nasa.gov/nasa-at-home-for kids-and families
- STEM Movies – “Flubber”, “Back to the Future”, “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids”, “Tomorrowland”, “The LEGO Movie”, “Wreck It Ralph”, Hidden Figures”, “Apollo 13”, “Spare Parts”, “The Martian”, “Interstellar”
- Google Art Project. Explore art museums from around the world in extraordinary detail. https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/about/artproject/
Try these hands-on science activities from Science Buddies:
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Tour marine sanctuaries and ocean habitats with a collection of virtual dives that can be seen on a personal computer or a smartphone. Explore a shipwreck, colorful coral reefs, or swim with seals.
- Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. Resources introduce students to the impacts of climate change on marine habitats; explain the adaptations of animals that live in the deep sea; and present the challenges faced by ecosystems invaded by nonnative species, such as the so-called zombie shrimp.
- Yellowstone National Park – Old Faithful webcam