On Paper


I don’t recommend Real Science Odyssey Chemistry, which is a popular chemistry course.  Check out the Homeschool Science Geek site for some secular Chemistry resources (and also Physics, Biology, etc can be found from the front page.)

This Elemental Science site has options to explore for chemistry (more classical homeschool style).

General science knowledge

  • Online
    • – highly recommended by a contact as a better free resource than Khan Academy.
    • New York Times Science Take or just the whole science section. This paper is worth the monthly subscription for kids 10 and up!
    • Discovery Education – worth the subscription or at least use the free 3 month trial while you travel
    • Subscribe to the New York Times Science Newsletter. Here’s an example of one on a broad range of topics that I just received by email. It even included the Lost Gardens of Emily Dickinson.
    • Zooniverse – these are projects that scientists all over the world need eyes on to help sort through data. Real science and so much fun for kids to see.

Super fun things you just have to try:

Zooniverse – I heard about this site on a podcast. This is real data that a scientist somewhere needs help sifting through.  You have to see it!

BFSU Building Foundations of Scientific Understanding (Vol. 1, Grades K-2)

Mystery Science – excellent travel science site. All you need is an internet connected device, a pencil, and sometimes a printer (or access to a print shop).

10 and 6 year old tackling Mystery Science together

Media for Science:


Nova (PBS)


239 Sites about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math