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In these unprecedented times where change and disruption seem to dominate routine, National Geographic is navigating ways to support, nurture, and care for learners and the educators who reach them.  The good news is that there are many engaging and fun ways to learn at home. We invite you to explore these collections of activities that have been curated for educators, parents, and caregivers to implement with K–12 learners.

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Curated collections of learning activities to implement at home.  By educators. For educators, parents, and caregivers.

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Dinosaurs: Grades K-12  

Learn more about these scaly reptilian creatures with menacing teeth, claws, spikes, and hammering, bony bulbs. And the latest discovery of the first known swimming dinosaur, the Spinosaurus.

Learn at Home: Grades K–2

Learn at Home: Grades K–2  

A curated collection for curious learners in grades K–2. With minimal supplies needed, these activities will keep young learners’ minds engaged in social studies, geography, science, and more.

Learn at Home: Grades 3–5

Learn at Home: Grades 3–5  

Time at home is a great time to learn. This curated collection for learners in grades 3–5 can be implemented at home with minimal supplies and includes engaging, fun, and skill-building lessons in social studies, geography, science, and more.

Learn at Home: Grades 6–12

Learn at Home: Grades 6–12  

This curated collection of activities can be adapted for students in grades 6–12 in a remote learning environment. Explore the planet through interactives and short lessons or take a deeper dive into a subject area with a complete unit.

rendered image of the earth from space

Age of the Earth: Grades 6-8  

Many clues help us understand the age of the Earth, including those gathered in space. Explore videos, maps, and articles to learn more.

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Maps and Flags to Color: Grades K-12  

A fun activity to relax and learn world geography. Print world and United States maps adapted for coloring by National Geographic cartographers.

explorer measures mouse

What Do Explorers Really Do?  

Robotic bees? Sunken treasure? Twin planets? Cultivate an explorer's mindset with National Geographic Explorers on real expeditions around the world.

Blue world map on white background

Interpreting Data: Grades 5-12  

Understanding patterns in data is an integral skill to thinking like a geographer. Cultivate an explorer's mindset as you deepen understanding of data, graphs, and statistics.

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Connecting the World with Maps: Grades 5-12  

Self-guided activities that provide learners an integrated exploration into maps and the data behind them to see patterns and make connections between their communities and the environment.

3D Render of a Topographic Map of Santa Clara County, California, USA.

Interpreting Maps: Grades 5-12  

Fun ways to help learners understand the Earth and how its physical processes and features can shape human activity and vice versa.

paul salopek pets a kneeling camel

A Walk Around the Globe  

Learn about Paul Salopek, a National Geographic Fellow, and his walk around the globe that he began in 2013 and will be 21,000 miles! Along the way, he is walking with guides, stopping to speak with local people, and sharing his experiences along the way.

Jane Goodall observes chimps

The Life and Work of Jane Goodall: Grades K-12  

Explore the groundbreaking work and life of scientist, conservationist, humanitarian, and National Geographic Explorer, Jane Goodall. And virtually tour the Becoming Jane museum exhibit!

young rhino

Celebrate Earth Day!  

Engaging ways to learn at home about animals, habitats, conservation, and how each unique species is vital to the health of the Earth.

small frog sitting on iPhone screen

Storytelling and Photography: Grades 5-12  

Engaging ways to learn about the art of storytelling and how it provides a shared sense of culture, history, and personal identity.

Image of the Grand prismatic spring in Yellowstone

Natural Wonders: Grades 5-12  

Follow National Geographic Explorers into the field as they share and explain phenomena in nature.

boy looking at butterfly through magnifying glass

Learn through Play: Grades K-12  

Activities that challenge families and students to learn through play by problem-solving, thinking creatively, and having fun.

Citizen Science

Citizen Science  

Urban or rural, nature is everywhere... and everyone can be a scientist. Learn how to collect data from the outdoors and share with the scientific community.

Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases  

Learn more about infectious agents and their impact on human health with this curated resource collection.

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Connect and learn with National Geographic Explorers.

Photograph by Rebecca Hale

As communities around the world are exploring new ways of teaching and learning at home, we invite you to join us for live broadcasts of Explorer Classroom. In our commitment to support educators, students and families during this transition, we are now providing Explorer Classroom every weekday at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Explorer Classroom’s live video events connect students with National Geographic Explorers across all seven continents to bring exploration to life.

Events are free and open to the public. Register for a chance at one of six on-camera spots to ask Explorers your questions face to face!

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