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Community-based Resources

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e-Learning for Kids – Free and fun digital education for children world wide. Lesson plans for Grades K–6.

Elements of AI – Online course to learn basics of AI. Does not require any coding knowledge or experience. Best suited for older (teenage) audience.

Nearpod Lesson Bank – Grades K–12, lessons across all subjects.

Ministry of Education – Launched a new website which includes the entire Ontario curriculum allowing parents to supplement their children’s education while at home.

Ontario Government’s ‘Learn at Home’ – High-quality, made-in-Ontario, math and literacy resources created by Ontario-certified educators for high school students

STEM Camp @ Home – Canadian non-profit organization science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) Camp is offering free daily downloads with activities, puzzles, videos, coronavirus info for kids, positive message of the day and daily contests—including one for a free week of summer camp!

The 519 – Family programs and services for the 2SLGBTQ+ community.

Venture Academy Virtual Camp (McMaster University Engineering Department) – This FREE camp will offer interactive projects, activities and learning opportunities to students in a virtual setting. Instructors will work with students throughout the program via online discussions and live Q&A sessions to ensure each student is receiving an engaging and positive experience in this virtual program. This virtual camp will be exploring digital skill building activities, at home design challenges and virtual labs.

Actua Academy – Wide range of hands-on STEM activities.

Deep Space Sparkle – Access to art lessons designed by a former art teacher.

Little Bins for Little Hands – Simple at home science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) activities for kids Grades Pre-K –6.

National Geographic Kids – Science Lab – Science experiments, videos, articles and more.

Ontario Science Centre – A variety of ‘DIY Science Fun’ experiments, including hands-on games and activities.

Scholastic – Craft ideas for Grades Pre-K – 8.

Science World Teaching Resources – Lesson plans based on curriculum. Filter by type, topic, grade and language. Covers preschool up to Grade 12. Most can be done with materials already in the house.

Time for Kids – Online magazine with a free digital library and teaching materials for Grades K – 6. – Free online platform to learn coding.

Fun Brain – Educational games, reading and videos for Grades Pre-K – 8.

How Stuff Works – Best suited for ages 14–18, this website hosts articles and videos that examine ‘How Stuff Works’.

Math Blaster – A site dedicated to helping kids develop an interest in math by engaging them in fun games. Appropriate for Grades Pre-K – 6.

MIT Education Arcade – Online interactive activities in numerous subjects.

NASA Kids Club – For Grades Pre-K – 4. An online platform that supports STEM learning through games and learning about NASA.

National Geographic Kids – Videos, games and reading in all areas of STEAM.

Prodigy – Online math program for Grades 1–8.

Bill Nye – Features videos, demos and tutorials on how to recreate some of his experiments at home.

GoNoodle – Get Physical! Go Noodle is a Toronto District School Board approved movement resource.

Owl Kids – Canadian publisher of the kids magazine’s Chirp, Chickadee and Owl; has a YouTube channel filled with craft activities, science experiments, recipes and “general knOWLedge” videos.

The 25 Best Podcasts for Kids – Curated list of podcasts for kids by Common Sense Media.

Whitefish Falls Area – Explore a virtual field trip through the Huronian Supergroup and nearby igneous intrusions.

My Molecularium – A fun and challenging molecule building game for high school students.

Pyonkee – FREE App for all ages. Block based coding environment to learn coding.

Ontario Government’s Mental Health Resources for children and youth – How to find mental health support for children and youth under the age of 18.