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.
Learn about the exciting careers and educational opportunities in engineering!
Campers will experience a full day behind the scenes at Space Center Houston, lots of hands-on team activities, lab experiments, develop critical thinking skills, SAT math prep, and more. Designed for ages 14-18, this summer experience will give students an inside look at the STEM opportunities that await them while having fun and making new friends.
Ages: Texas students ages 14 – 18
San Jacinto College Campuses and Dates:
- Central Campus, 8060 Spencer Hwy., Pasadena 77505
JUNE 21 - 25
- North Campus, 5800 Uvalde Rd., Houston 77049
JULY 12 - 16
- South Campus, 13735 Beamer Rd., Houston 77089
JULY 19 – 23 SOLD OUT!
Time: Mon – Thurs: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Friday: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Cost: FREE to Texas students ages 14 - 18.
Check out the full list of San Jacinto College 2021 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 https://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:
- An Experiment in Jump Rope Lengths. Learn how to set the jump rope record and put your measures to the test with Skipping Science
- Applying Physics to Hula-Hooping. Gain an understanding of speed, weight and mass to master the art of hula hooping with Motion Mania
- 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