There are lots of helpful online resources available with more being created all the time. Below you will find a small selection of good quality resources that link into existing library programmes as well as some sites that are useful for distance learning.
Authorfy offers free interactive video masterclasses as well as fun downloadable activities and resources.
A list of climate change resources examining what causes climate change and what the effects will be.
- Action Aid Resources examining why and how changing weather patterns are disrupting the lives of communities around the world.
- BBC Bitesize Higher Revision for Higher students
- BBC Bitesize Nat 5 Revision for National 5 students
- British Council A comprehensive list of educational classroom resources to help students act now to protect the planet.
- Geographical Association What is the evidence for climate change? What causes it and what is the impact? A good summary on the main points can be found here.
- Met Office Resources looking at the specific effects climate change will bring.
- NASA What causes climate change? Nasa have put together a bank of resources designed to help answer questions surrounding the causes and effects of climate change as well as the solutions.
- National Geographic A resource library which includes both articles and videos.
- Our Planet A spectacular documentary on the effects of climate change.
- WWF A range of curriculum linked resources for the classroom to help pupils explore the issues of climate change.
The BBC provides lots of online resources for children and young people covering a wide variety of topics and levels.
The Book Trust are hosting a Pyjamarama in the summer where families across the country can join in a festival of story-filled fun at home.
With the British Library you can explore children's books, learning about stories, poems and illustrations that have been created over centuries. You can also access lots of creative activities for children of all ages, including making your own superhero or pop-up book.
The Children's Poetry Archive aims to equip and inspire. The website is full of tools, strategies and ideas. Resources include structured lessons and curated collections to help provide new and exciting ways of exploring poetry.
Children who are members of Code Clubs can continue to work on projects at home through the Code Club website. Here you can explore projects as well as search lots of free resources.
Anyone familiar with Scratch can also work on creating stories, games and animations online by visiting the Scratch website.
As part of the Upstream Project, child protection charity Stop it Now! Scotland, supported by the Scottish Government, has produced a Cyber Resilience and Internet Safety Guide for parents and carers. It can be used to support children of any age but has a particular focus on the cyber resilience of teenagers.
Fairtrade Schools provide a wide range of resources to support global learning. This includes lesson plans, films, activities and games suitable for children of all ages.
Girls Who Code is a non-profit organisation which aims to close the gender gap in computer science.
The Glasgow Science Centre has been running #GSAAtHome since March 2020. This award-winning initiative aims to bring a bit of science into the home every day to inspire people during the pandemic.
The lessons cover various themes and are fun and inspirational to watch. You can also watch on various different social media platforms.
Broaden horizons with NASA Kids - a resource rich website which has stories, facts, games and lots of downloadable activities.
Discover, explore and learn with the National Library of Scotland's Learning Zone. The website covers everything from literature and creativity to science and technology, politics and exploration.
The National Records of Scotland and Census Scotland have resources for children which can help them learn and understand the 2022 Census.
These cover areas such as information retrieval and participating in democracy as well as supporting maths and statistics learning within the Curriculum for Excellence.
The Scottish Government's Parent Club website has developed a handy online directory which gives details of helpful organisations who provide advice and support to families in Scotland.
Inspire Harry Potter fans with a visit to the Harry Potter at Home website which is full of Hogwarts inspired resources.
The Scottish Book Trust gives children and young people the chance to watch authors read extracts from their books through their Authors Live initiative. They have pages of Authors Live events to choose from.
Sumdog provides engaging and personalised maths and spelling practice. Aimed at children between five and 14-years-old, you can access resources and multi-player games which are aligned to all major curricula.
Tuntimo is the home of children’s Black history and has been designed for children aged between five and 11-years-old. It contains a range of information and resources about notable Black figures and periods that have made history.