Popular Science Websites for Students

Many science websites are available that help students understand complex topics and prepare them for exams. They also serve as virtual teachers to parents and teachers. The best thing about many of these websites is that they are free.

Here are some popular websites that will get science-loving students interested.

Teachers TryScience

A collaboration between the New York Hall of Science, IBM Corporation, and teachengineering.com, Teachers TryScience is all about offering design-based learning strategies and lesson plans to teachers who believe in the power of science.

There are many cool experiments in biology and math on the site. Additionally, there is a growing collection of lessons that reflect the changes in Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). You can watch real educators teach science in their classrooms by checking out the videos under the “Lessons in Practice” section.


HowStuffWorks can be used as a companion to books and TV shows. It is intended for young adults, but some supervision may be required to ensure that the student has the correct information.

This site uses graphs, charts, illustrations, and charts to explain everything, from light bulbs to weather phenomena to spacecraft to submarines, nuclear fission, how ice cubes are made, to the workings of light bulbs. This site is a great resource for teachers and parents to explain how various items work in the real world.

The Exploratorium

This website is an extension to the Exploratorium in San Francisco. It offers hands-on experiences that teach children science concepts. Some of these activities are available to students through the website. The website focuses on biology, physiology and engineering.

You can find resources for teachers and parents to help you create lesson plans with interactive displays.

Science Toys

Do you remember making your own crystal radios or clocks from potatoes back in the day? Science Toys has collected some of the most popular science projects from the past for the present generation. You can build anything from a steamboat or a solar-powered marshmallow-roasterer. These projects are best for middle and high school students, but older students can also enjoy them with adult supervision.

We love the fact that the projects make the most of what we have around the house. However, some may need to be taken to the hardware store.

Bill Nye, the Science Guy

This website, which has a beautiful design by the way, reinforces material that Bill Nye shows on his TV show. His humor and style entertain and educate the students while getting the point across. It is a great tool to support classroom lectures or projects.

Science News for Kids

This website teaches students about science-related topics in the media. Children will enjoy learning about news items such as the decline in honeybee population and how forensic science can be used to solve criminal cases. This site is best suited for high school and middle school students. However, it can also be useful to younger students with adult interpretation.


BrainPOP, another educational resource that is very well designed for students younger than 18, is also very active. Animations, movies, and interactive quizzes are used to entertain and interest young scientists on topics such as cellular life and genes, ecology and behavior and forces of nature. They also provide scientific inquiry and paleontology.

A Beginner’s Guide To Coding

Programming can be fun and creative. It’s like playing a game. First, you need to find out the rules. Learn the rules. The third step is to learn the rules and what tools are required to play the game. Finally, play the game! This fun tool teaches computer programming basics in a child-friendly way.