Educational websites for students are valuable and engaging resources that can be a wonderful supplement to your child’s formal education. Whether they are in primary school or just about to begin GCSE revision, your child can benefit hugely from online learning resources. From science websites for kids to fun websites that teach core subjects with a twist, there are many free educational websites ready to be discovered.
To ensure you don’t miss out on the best websites out there, we’ve put together a list of our favourites. Don’t forget to bookmark them so you can find them easily later.
1. The National Geographic
The National Geographic website is full to the brim with information on a whole host of subject areas including the environment, space, animals and world music. The photography is also wonderful and would be great to help with projects and presentations. It’s the perfect resource for your kids if they’re interested in all things science and want to learn more about the world that surrounds them.
2. BBC Bitesize
Covering primary ages all the way to 16+, BBC Bitesize is designed entirely for student use. There are daily lessons for all ages in core subjects such as English and maths, as well as thousands of free quizzes that chart students’ progress and adapt to their learning as they go. Interactive games have also been specifically designed to be fun, and educational, and come with built-in rewards and levels so kids keep going back! If you’re looking for English, science, and math websites for kids that they can use throughout their school life, BBC Bitesize is one of the best resources there is.
3. NASA For Kids
Children who love all things space are sure to enjoy using the NASA for Kids website. There’s a tonne of information for kids of all ages, including footage from Mars and the International Space Station, to interviews with astronauts and all the latest news about the most recent space launches and developments. Even better there’s a great variety of games and craft activities for younger children to enjoy.
4. TED Ed
Ted Ed has a huge collection of educational video content brought to you by TedTalks. Suitable for all ages and covering plenty of topics such as ‘How Vaccines Work’ to ‘Why We Need National Parks’, there’s plenty for primary and secondary school kids to choose from. Each video is also marked with the length and what area of learning it relates to, making it easy for everyone to use.
5. Natural History Museum
Most major museums have educational sections on their websites, and this one is definitely one of the most interactive ones out there. There are games and fact files linked with current exhibitions, which makes the information relevant and up-to-date. From exploring nature to getting up close and personal with creatures long extinct but still larger than life, there is so much for kids and families to explore on the National History Museum website.
6. Tate Kids
Tate Kids is a great website for primary and secondary students to learn about artists and the process of making all different types of art. There’s an abundance of information about the life and works of a variety of different painters and sculptors, perfect for school projects or homework tasks. You can even learn about specific eras or styles of art such as pop art and impressionism, or discover how different pieces of art might be grouped together.
7. Brain Pop
The amount of educational resources on Brain Pop is very impressive, with topics covering everything from English and social studies to health and art. There are loads of games and activities that are all guaranteed to help your kids learn at the same time as having fun. It’s a fantastic website to use if your child wants to go over a couple of topics at once.
8. DK Find Out
DK Find Out is a super colourful resource that’s easy to use and a great learning hub. Covering 14 main subject areas, your kids can choose from computer coding, and maths to sports and history. With plenty of information to get stuck into, as well as quizzes and videos, we couldn’t recommend this website more!
Perfect for bookworms or children wanting to get more involved in reading, BookTrust has something for everyone. Kids can get involved in illustration classes, ‘read-alongs’, games and quizzes. We particularly like the ‘story starters’ section which is ideal for encouraging kids with their creative writing and getting their imaginations rolling.
10. Fuse School
Great for budding scientists, Fuse School focuses on maths, chemistry, biology and physics. There are loads of videos created by qualified teachers which are all short and concise, and which include science experiments and deeper dives into specific subjects. Topics range from neuroscience to radiation, making this website an excellent booster to school lessons and a great way of revising online.
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Other Recommend Websites:
We chose 10 websites for our article title as it’s a nice round number. But we still had more to share that we just couldn’t leave out.
LearnEnglish Kids (Primary Ages)
Love Biology (Secondary Ages)
The Children’s University of Manchester (Primary Ages)