Big List of Free Science Learning Sites & Apps

September 4, 2020

Jeannette Tuionetoa

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Many families have switched to remote learning this year, even if only for a short period of time. Science can be a challenging subject to teach, but this big list of free science learning sites & apps can help make the homeschool transition a little smoother.

Big List of Free Science Learning Sites & Apps


Science. Homeschooling parents can agree with me that you either really enjoy certain topics in science, or you really don’t.

It’s the same way for our students. Our kids can really enjoy science or not. However, we do have ways to make science more engaging and intriguing for them.

Finding online resources to help you teach science in your homeschool is the key to engaging and successful lessons.

You won’t want to miss out on this big list of free science learning sites & apps & resources:

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Questionaut – This site is full of test prep, puzzles to solve, and practice in the scientific method.

Edheads – This is an amazing innovative site full of activities and worksheet assignments with your pick of virtual surgeries, machine building, car crash investigations, and more.

Wonderville – This site is a mixture of movies and interactive educational lessons.

Launchball!  – Launch ball helps kids learn about Newton’s laws of motion and simple machines.

Get Clobbered – In this fun site, kids can choose a character and send them along the assembly line where they are assigned a scientist job and through a work simulation.

Vector Park’s Levers – Students obtain new materials and levers each time they create a balanced structure for introducing or reviewing the scientific method.

Arnold’s Lost all his Organs! This is a silly but fun one. “Arnold Schwarzeneggery” introduces your kids to Human Body Systems. Students have to give Arnold the appropriate organs for each body system.

Digestion Story  – This site helps kids through a visual journey through the digestive system to learn how various foods like proteins, fats, and simple and complex sugars are broken down physically and chemically. It’s entertaining and funny!

DNA Learning Center – This science site contains amazing videos and animations for cell biology and genetics.

No, we are not stopping here.

Here are some more totally FREE science learning sites for your homeschool:

Science Made Fun for Kids

How things Work National Geographic Kids

Windows to the Universe

Science Rocks PBS Learning Media

Curiosity Machine

Teachers TryScience

The Exploratorium

Science Kids


HHMI Biointeractive

Annenberg Learner Interactives’

PhET Interactive Simulations


Sea and Sky

Funology Science Experiments

Space Place from NASA


Science with Mrs. Lau – This is an independent curriculum and online resource to help teach students with rich science content. The site has many hands-on simulation and lab activities.

Anatomy Arcade

Biology 4 Kids

Chemicool – Contains elements of the periodic table.

Chem1 Virtual Textbook – This is a reference virtual resource for general chemistry.

Chem 4 Kids

Cosmos 4 Kids

Easy Science for Kids

How Stuff Works



Tree House Weather Kids

Discovery Kids


Virtual Dissection and Labs for Homeschoolers:

Biology Corner – Anatomy

The Science Bank

eMind Web

Froguts (from The Science Bank)

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Free learning sites and curriculum separated by school level:


Elementary Science learning sites:

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Mystery Science – This site has a one-year trial period. After that, there is a yearly fee. The lessons are quick and easy with little prep.

Easy Peasy All-in-one Homeschool – Biology

Easy Peasy All-in-one Homeschool – Zoology

Easy Peasy All-in-one Homeschool – Earth Science

Easy Peasy All-in-one Homeschool – Physics / Chemistry

Under the Home

Elementary Life Science by Mr. Q

Guest Hollow’s Science of Seasons


Middle School Science learning sites:

Georgia Virtual Learning Middle School

Guest Hollow’s Chemistry

American Chemical Society’s Middle School Chemistry

Guest Hollow’s Physical Science


High School Science learning sites:

Georgia Virtual Learning

Guest Hollow’s Biology

Khan Academy – Science

Muses of a Mom – High School Astronomy Course

BSAPP – Forensic Science Course


Check out this FREE list of free science learning apps to add to your science lessons:

Using apps to teach science means you can fully customize what your kids are learning with a fun twist. There quality educational apps that will make apps fun.

My son is always excited when I incorporate apps with his lessons. It is a huge treat for him. He even asks to play more and more. 

He is definitely a game boy. Since he cannot play games during the weekdays, learning with apps is a way he can be engaged with learning (which grabs his attention) while still having fun!

Learning science with apps is a win/win for us both.

The Human Body Lite (FREE)

SkySafari AR – Just point your phone to the sky to locate planets, constellations, satellites, and a gazillion stars and dark sky objects. Stargazing is at your fingertips.

SkyView Lite

iBird Lite

Leaf Snap – Identify plants from their leaves.

Arctic Express –3d presentation of a tanker, with real photos of the ship, find out the way it floats, study its main features, fly around, and more.

BrainPOP Featured Movie – Watch a different animated movie every day, then test your new knowledge with an interactive quiz

BrainPOP Jr.

K-5 Science for Kids – Tappity

Play and Learn Science by PBS Kids

Khan Academy (FREE Google or iTunes)

NASA (FREE Google Play or iTunes)

Plum’s Creaturizer (FREE Google Play, iTunes) – Kids can create/design their very own unique creature.

National Geographic Kids

Explorium: Ocean For Kids (FREE Google Play, iTunes)

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