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The internet is full of great resources to help you learn the things you need to’s also full of a lot of other stuff too. Here at the Year of Science, we’ve decided to make your search for helpful learning tools a little easier. Whether you’re looking for ideas to write a research paper on, or trying to understand algebra equations, the websites listed below are sure to help you with your homework and fill your head with useful knowledge!


ipl2 is an online database full of learning resources for kids, teens and adults. Search resources by subject, browse through magazine and newspaper articles from around the world, and ask your unanswered questions. The site’s information is maintained by thousands of students, volunteer librarians and information science professionals.

Khan Academy

Feeling like your chemistry lessons are going in one ear and out the other? Khan Academy has over 2,100 videos and 100 self-paced exercises on subjects like chemistry, geometry, astronomy and much more. You can repeat lessons as many times as you want to and these easy-to-understand videos are available to everyone for free.

Science Experiment Ideas

Want your next science experiment to be jaw dropping, but feeling low on ideas? Here are some inspirational resources to get you started. On Kidzworld you’ll find science fair projects from growing a crystal garden to making a battery out of a potato. ipl2’s list of cool science experiments will have you brimming with ideas and will give you a step-by-step guide of how to start your project. Still haven’t found what you’re looking for? Check out The Scientific Kitchen that will help you turn your kitchen into your very own science laboratory.

Sixty Symbols

What does E=mc2 mean? Sixty Symbols can help you answer that! The website is a collection of videos explaining the meaning behind the symbols of physics and astronomy. These educational videos feature experts from the University of Nottingham talking about the science subjects they love.

The Periodic Table of Videos

The periodic table charting the chemical elements can look overwhelming. Luckily, The Periodic Table of Videos has created a modern version that has short videos to go with each element. The videos feature scientists explaining the elements and their uses, conducting experiments, and showing what the element looks like.