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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.

We hope you and your communities stay safe, healthy, and grow stronger as we learn together.




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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Interact with 2 p.m. Daily Broadcasts

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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