Hands-on Materials

Science Buddies

This site has lots of free resources for science projects and fairs. You can find project ideas, step by step guides and even help in organizing your own science fair. There are also lesson plans, and integration with Google Classroom. Projects kits, with materials and instructions are available for reasonable prices.

In Charge

This not profit credit counseling organization has some free teacher resources on financial literacy. They are designed for classroom use, but can be easily adapted to use at home. They include hands-on activities, discussion questions and worksheets.

Growin'GEERS

Hands-on, discovery-based STEM learning materials for elementary-aged learners. An affordable online subscription gives you access to videos, worksheets and facilitator resources. The students learn through solving problems using household items.

CSJumpstartr

Project based computer science learning using the Scratch program from MIT. Students use templates to create slideshows, quizzes and games in Scratch. The templates include step-by-step help, printable worksheets, and explanations of the code. The projects are content-based, so they provide a way for kids to show what they're learning in other subjects. Reasonably priced, and a great tool for homeschoolers!

Math on the Level

This curriculum has a very different approach to math learning. It's designed to allow teaching of concepts as the child is ready to learn them, and uses hands-on, life-learning activities. Materials include several books with activities for different areas of math (operations, fractions, money and decimals, geometry and measurement) plus games, resources and record keeping. There is also an online practice component available. *A note about price: it is a multi-year program, so the overall cost is very reasonable.

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