COVID-19 Information for At-Home Learning
Educational Opportunities for Middle School Students
With K-12 schools currently closed, parents and guardians may be looking for ways to help enhance their children’s learning during this time at home. The following resources* provide learning opportunities for kids in the middle school age range:
- Art for Kids Hub – Art lessons for kids of all ages.
- Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government – Learn all about the U.S. government.
- Exploration of the Day – Artist Keri Smith provides daily creative prompts for making artworks at home.
- Great Lakes Science Center – Daily videos with challenges that support STEM learning.
- InfOhio – A digital library of resources for Ohio's preK-12 students.
- Jarrett J. Krosoczka – Daily art lessons from this author and illustrator of Lunch Lady and more.
- Khan Academy – Instructional videos and exercises for students of all ages in a variety of subjects.
- National Museum of Natural History – Tour the Hall of Mammals, Hall of Geology, Gems, and Minerals, Hall of Fossils, and more.
- National Women’s History Museum – Learn about women who have made history in the U.S.
- NeoK12 – Educational games and videos.
- Nova – In-depth science documentaries and series.
- Ohio Digital Library – Check out and download e-books.
- Ohio’s Learning Standards – These learning standards explain the knowledge and skills Ohio’s students in prekindergarten through grade 12 need to know and be able to do.
- OhioMeansJobs.com – Take part in career exploration activities to learn about the pathways to many different career options.
- PBS Learning Media – Videos and activities for a variety of academic subjects.
- Physics Central – Physics-based comic books from the American Physical Society.
- Sciencemag.org – Read about the latest in science.
- TEDEd – Educational and entertaining videos on a variety of topics, including the arts, health, science, social studies, technology, and more.
- World Atlas – Visit the seven continents of the world through an interactive map.
* Links are provided as a courtesy. Contents of each site are the property, thoughts and opinions of their respective owners.
For answers to your COVID-19 questions, call 1-833-4ASKODH (1-833-427-5634).
If you or a loved one are experiencing anxiety related to the coronavirus pandemic, help is available. Call the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1.800.985.5990 (1.800.846.8517 TTY), connect with a trained counselor through the Ohio Crisis Text Line – text the keyword “4HOPE” to 741 741, or call the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services help line at 1.877.275.6364 to find resources in your community.
Medium.com: The Best 20 Websites Where You Can Learn Science For Free: https://medium.com/@mashster/the-best-20-websites-where-you-can-learn-science-for-free-715c4e7db79d.
Over 30 Virtual Field Trips with Links: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SvIdgTx9djKO6SjyvPDsoGlkgE3iExmi3qh2KRRku_w/preview?fbclid=IwAR3gpqIMy-ZT_C-AHMKluL45Rak8QH2UBt7wUXTrynhgXM08salOwJMyzpw&pru=AAABcQi6hjw*N71SBHujaJhjXNM3goD7-A.
Travel + Leisure: Stuck at Home? These 12 Famous Museums Offer Virtual Tours You Can Take on Your Couch: https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours.
Today.com: How to Homeschool During the Coronavirus Crisis with Free Resources:
- Stay home when you are sick
- Avoid contact with people who are sick
- Get adequate sleep and eat well-balanced meals
- Wash hands often with water and soap (20 seconds or longer)
- Dry hands with a clean towel or air dry your hands
- Cover your mouth with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth with unwashed hands or after touching surfaces
- Clean and disinfect "High-Touch" surfaces often
- Call before visiting your doctor
- Practice good hygiene habits