For Kids

Some good science resources for kids in various mediums.

For Kids


Look for these books in your local library, pick up a copy from a local bookstore or online.

I am Albert Einstein - by Brad Meltzer

Me...Jane - by Patrick McDonnell

Scientists in the Field Series

Team Moon - by Catherine Thimmesh

The Way Things Work Now - David Macaulay

Online and General Resources

A Mighty Girl
The world's largest collection of books and movies for smart, confident, and courageous girls.

Brain POP
BrainPOP was founded in 1999 by Dr. Avraham Kadar as a creative way to explain difficult concepts to his young patients. Today, they are a trusted learning resource supporting core and supplemental subjects, reaching millions of learners worldwide. Brain POP topics cover STEM, Social Studies, Reading/Writing, English, Health, and the Arts.

Crash Course Kids series on YouTube.

Frontiers for Young Minds
Frontiers for Young Minds provides a collection of freely available scientific articles by distinguished scientists that are shaped for younger audiences by the input of their own young peers.

Kahn Academy
You can learn anything. For free. For everyone. Forever. Our mission is to provide a free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere. Classes include: Math by subject, Math by grade, Science and Engineering, Computing, Arts and Humanities, Economics and Finance, Test prep, College, careers, and more.

Ready Jet Go! - interactive site and television show PBS Kids
A Kids Place is Exploring Space! Learn about astronomy, technology, the scientific method and earth science, presented in an entertaining and engaging way.

Science Friday - with Ira Flatow
Covering the outer reaches of space to the tiniest microbes in our bodies, Science Friday is the source for entertaining and educational stories about science, technology, and other cool stuff.

Sid the Science Kid - interactive site and television show PBS Kids
Watch video, sing songs, and play games with Sid while you explore preschool science.

ViHart - YouTube channel
Math, science, music and doodling. Series include: Pi and Anti-Pi, Hexaflexagons, Doodling in Math Class, Thanksgiving: Edible Math, Mathemusician Stuff, The Infinite Series, and more.


But Why?: A Podcast for Curious Kids
Hosted by Jane Lindholm, this podcast from Vermont Public Radio is a podcast where your kids burning science questions get answered by experts in a manner that is fun and digestible for all ages. A great way to pass the time during those long family car rides to Grandma's!

TV and Video

Bill Nye the Science Guy

Carl Sagan
Cosmos: A Personal Voyage - television Series (1980) available on YouTube via The Science Foundation

Neil deGrasse Tyson
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (Television Series)

Stephen Jay Gould

  • Race: The Power of an Illusion - TV Series documentary (2003)
    • The Difference Between Us
  • Evolution - TV Mini-Series documentary (2002)
  • Life Beyond Earth - TV Movie documentary (1998)
  • The Sterilization of Leilani Muir - Documentary (1996)
  • Charlie Rose - TV Series (1996)
  • A Glorious Accident - TV Mini-Series documentary (1993)
    • Stephen Jay Gould: Unanswerable Questions
    • Rupert Sheldrake: Revolution or Sidetrack?
    • Oliver Sacks: Migrain
  • Dinosaur!- TV Mini-Series documentary (1991)
  • The Tale of a Feather (1991)
  • The Clive James Interview - TV Series (1991)
  • The Infinite Voyage - TV Series documentary (1989)
    • The Great Dinosaur Hunt
  • Paradox on 72nd Street - TV Movie documentary (1982)
  • The World About Us - TV Series documentary (1980)
    • The Trouble with Evolution...

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