Resource Library

This resource library is curated by BioBus scientists to support students, parents, and educators in remote learning and STEM engagement.

Make sure to check out our Resources for Understanding Race, Advocacy & Managing Race-Related Stress produced by BioBus Junior Scientist Paul.

Engage from Home: Online STEM Resources

Scientific discovery and exploration don’t stop when schools are closed. Here are some ideas to continue developing your science skills at home:

Get to know your non-human neighbors

There are over 2 million species living on earth, and humans are just one of them! Take a look around your home and neighborhood, and see how many different types of living things you can identify. Here are some online guides that can help you in your exploration:

Sign up for a BioBus Discover at Home community class to see tiny living organisms get magnified under powerful microscopes.

Run your own science experiments

Ask a question, design your experiment, and start collecting data! Nature serves as the best source of inspiration, but if you need more ideas check out the links below:

Take a BioBus STEAM Challenge, or two, or five. Don’t forget to share your progress and findings with us!

Connect with scientists

Meet the people that work to expand our understanding of the world. Ask them questions, get feedback on your own progress, and become a part of the science community.

  • Skype a Scientist matches scientists with classes or families interested in having a Q&A session with them.
  • LabXChange is an online community of researchers, educators, and students that empowers learning, communication, and collaboration.
  • 1000 Girls, 1000 Futures connects girls interested in pursuing STEM careers with women who work in STEM fields for one-on-one mentoring, along with coursework focusing on professional skills development.
  • The Incubator Blog by RockEDU contains Scientists of New York and Perspectives sections.
  • #WhyIScience presents interviews with a variety of STEM professionals at Broad Institute.
Have you been attending our Student Town Halls? Scientists answer your questions LIVE!

Play a science-based game

Play to learn, play to explore, or play to just have some fun!

Going Viral is a printable card game created by BioBus interns. Become the virus, infect the cell, and replicate yourself!

Join a citizen science project

There are lots of big scientific research projects that need the participation of many people. You can be a part of figuring out the answer to a big question!

Take a virtual field trip

You can explore museums, parks, and even planets without leaving your home.

Expand your STEM knowledge and skills

More Resources for Students, Parents, & Educators

Online Learning Resource Libraries

Below are libraries of hundreds of online learning tools and resources that have a large range of applications. These libraries are mostly intended for use by educators or parents, and some of them allow filtering resources by grade level, subject, and other criteria to help you find ones that best meet your needs and interests.