Activities for staff with children at home

Child learning on laptop

If you or others you know have young children currently out of school and you want to help them with science, take a look at Reach Out Reporter, a partnership between Imperial and Tigtag which offers an online science news service. Reach Out CPD has also been developed with Imperial and is designed to help those teaching the primary science curriculum. Both online resources are free. 

The NHLI has its own Breathing Together Play and Learn Activity Guide and includes ideas for fun and creative ways to explore breathing and the lungs

The Stemettes are joining you online – to keep you inspired, motivated and learning. Each week they’ll run three events from HTML programming to Nanoscience! The Stemettes are a social enterprise working across Britain and beyond to inspire and support young women into STEM. These activities are suitable to all children across a range of ages and their guardians.

Two Imperial PhD students have created a free networking service to connect those requiring home-schooling help with those with the time to volunteer. They want this service, called kotikoulu, to be a community where you can get help with quadratic equations, have guided science experiments, or debate Victorian poetry, all without leaving your home. More information and a free signup form can be found at

Other resources for learning activities



  • Carol Vorderman’s The Maths Factor is now free and has a range of maths activities for children aged between 4-12



PE and getting active

Other activities and general learning