Learning at home for all ages

Courses, general interest workshops, lessons, educational activities and other resources for parents, teachers, students and those of all ages looking to try something new.

Teaching and Learning at home

Museums and Cultural Institutions

Canada Science and Technology Museum: Kids’ Zone
Activities, articles and interactive features like the Inventions Gallery, where kids can submit their own inventions to be showcased online.

The Canadian Atlas Online
State-of-the-art interactive atlas from The Royal Canadian Geographical Society.

Canadian Children’s Museum
Interactive online features complement the museum’s collection.

Canadian Museum of Nature
Online movies, games, facts and features about the natural world we live in.

Centralized website for the Canadian Museum of Civilization, the Canadian Children’s Museum, the Canadian Museum, the Canadian War Museum and the Virtual Museum of New France. Feature-rich site also offers special areas for Student and Educator Resources.

Ontario Science Centre – Science at home

Virtual Museum of Canada
A broad collection of online exhibits, images, events and activities celebrating the stories and treasures that have come to define Canada over the centuries.

11 Science and Tech Museums You Can Tour Virtually

Some fun and educational learning sites

Canada’s interactive environmental web site for students of all ages.

TVOKids’ range of educational projects. Activities grouped by topic and age level, plus links to books, articles and other parenting resources.

The Kid Should See This – Smart videos for curious minds of all ages

Periodic videos – Your ultimate channel for all things chemistry

Blocky games – Games to help beginners learn computer programming skills

Scratch – Beginners computer programming games/projects

Stay at Home Science

Tutorful – Top Geography websites, YouTube videos, and resources

Teaching history – 100 objects from museums across the UK with resources, information and teaching ideas to inspire your students’ interest in history

Future Learn – Explore the architecture and history of Rome, walking around a 3D digital model of the ancient city, with this free online course.

Fun DIY science experiments the whole family can enjoy!

The Ingenium Channel is a digital hub featuring curated content related to science, technology and innovation

Fun science experiments you can do at home! (science experiments for kids

National wildlife federation, Ranger Rick (free until end of June)

NASA educator resources

Crash Course YouTube channel – A variety of learning videos on almost every topic imaginable

Scientific American

Science Daily (news)

Science Educational Resources – Government of Canada

Wonderville – A digital ecosystem that makes science learning fun. Free learning for Teachers, students and parents

science.gc.ca Science activities for all ages

University of British Columbia – Online activities for kids during COVID-19

Help we’ve got kids 50+ free online resources for kids while social distancing

Canadian Space Agency – Fun Experiments

Dyson Challenge cards Dyson engineers have designed these challenges specifically for children.

Online learning

Open Culture – 1,500 free courses from top Universities

Free online archaeology and Egyptology courses University of Alabama (create an account to log on)

450 Ivy League courses you can take online for free

Open Learn – Free, online courses, Open university

FrenchTeacher.Net – Free French study packs

Sociology courses – Free online sociology courses focus on the study of human social behaviour

600 free online courses from 190 universities

Creative courses – 10 Creative Online Courses You Can Take for Free Online

Cambridge University Press – ALL 700 textbooks are currently available FREE in HTML format

Cambridge university – Higher education/Undergraduate courses and resources

Royal institute – Christmas lectures. A series of lectures presenting scientific subjects to a general audience in an entertaining manner

U3A – Online courses to suit a variety of interests

Learn a new skill

Teach yourself to drawSketching-basics

Teach yourself to dance – Tap dance / Salsa dance

Mums do Travel – Learn 10 useful things to say in…a variety of languages

BBC languages Learn languages online free

Canada Learning Code – Live Online Workshops

iDEA – An international programme that helps you develop/demonstrate your digital, enterprise and employability skills for free. Account creation required

Learn Scratch with Kiran A grade 6er who knows Scratch and some other programming languages . During Covid, I can teach your kids to code remotely using Google hangouts or Zoom.

Province-specific Learning Resources