Free Educational Resources

United Nations (UN) 17 Sustainable Development Goals

Just released: New teacher resources that connect the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs) to lessons and discussions about sustainable manufacturing.

We hope you find our collection of articles, activities, and lessons helpful as you adjust to schools reopening, teaching remotely, or homeschooling your kids. This is just the beginning, so check back regularly. Have an idea or a great site to contribute? Contact us to tell us all about it! Email us at or tag us on social media. You can use @copernicused on XFacebook, and  @copernicuseducationalproducts on Instagram

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Outdoor Classrooms & Activities

Outdoor obstacle course

Outdoor obstacle course: 
Practice gross motor skills such as balance, coordination, and concentration by creating a DIY balance beam course in your yard! 

Plan Discovery Lab
Go for a walk and then set this up on your kitchen table.

Jane Goodall's Roots and Shoots at Home
Jane Goodall Canada has compiled the best stay-at-home activities to support educators and students. 

Forests Ontario
From guided hikes to LEAFO Bingo, Forests Ontario has lots of great outdoor education resources. 


Outdoor/Indoor Learning Center

From our Real & Ready Blog: Outdoor Classrooms: In the forest and on the street
Tips on how to use the outdoors to teach, set up your outdoor space, and other free resources.

6 Key Ingredients to Creating an Outdoor Classroom
Have a budget? Here’s a list to help prioritize what you need.

Outdoor Classroom User’s Guide Boston Schoolyard Initiative
A comprehensive guide from setting up to structuring lessons.

Green Schoolyards America Outdoor Learning Initiative
Free design plans for outdoor spaces, activity guides, and more.

Printable Kids Workout Dice Game
Create your own dice game to keep young students active.

Marathon Kids
Get kids moving safely with free programming for all teachers.  

Take Me Outside For Learning
School year challenge.

Getting your Hands Dirty

Getting your Hands Dirty:
3 Fun Garden Science Activities.


Homemade Moon Sand

Homemade Moon Sand:
Blogger, Happiness is Homemade, shares her recipe for Moon Sand.


Learning through Landscapes

Learning through Landscapes: 
A free online forum for outdoor learning.


Indoor Activities & Lesson Plans

Lessons and activities

Early Childhood Play: 
Blogger, Adventures at Home with Mum, offers all kinds of imaginative, messy, educational, and fun activities.
A resource with free activities and lessons by age.

Wide Open Schools:
A vast collection of activities by grade range and topics like science, social studies, and life skills.
Register for a free basic account to access content, by grade level created by educators.

Download worksheets by grade, listen to podcasts, parenting tips, and more.

Planes and Balloons: 
Download free printable worksheets for preschool and kindergarten-aged children.

Climate Change and the Circular Economy: A Lesson for Earth Day

From Tes and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, this informative lesson plan provides information on how the Circular Economy can positively impact climate change. Suggested age range: 14-16.

Crafts, Maker, and STEM activities

iHeart Arts n Crafts:
15 super fun cardboard box projects for kids.

Fabulessly Frugal: 
7 beautiful stained glass art projects for kids.

Meraki Lane:
41 STEM projects for kids of all ages.

Lego Activities
Combine math, science, storytelling, reading, and problem-solving activities with Lego projects.

Virtual tours

Virtual tours:
A massive list of museums, zoos, and theme parks.

Canada’s Wonderland Blog:
Take a virtual roller coaster ride.

Tour our facility and learn about some of the jobs Copernicans do.


Are you talking about design thinking at your school?

Click here for a quick run-through of the design, tooling, production, and delivery of the Tech Tub2. Includes a bonus lesson plan as well!

Curious about how durable the Tech Tub2 is? Click here.

22 Ways to Reduce Your Classroom's Carbon Footprint

Great ideas on how to reduce your classroom's carbon footprint from We Are Teachers

BLM At School Curriculum- Lesson plans, and resources for all ages
BLM At School Curriculum- Lesson plans, and resources for all ages

Free resources, activities, and lessons to challenge racism, and oppression and to teach students the vocabulary and tools they need to take action. Learn more

Every Child Matters
Indigenous Curriculum - Lesson plans and resources

Orange Shirt Day: Free resources, activities, and lesson plans to teach students of all grade levels. Learn more

View the interactive map to find out whose traditional territory your school and home are on. 

Take action! Visit the On Canada Project to find out how you can help. 

Indigenous Canada: Take this FREE 12-week online course through the University of Alberta. 

Other online resources that are neat

ECK News

ECK News:
Stay up-to-date by subscribing to this YouTube channel of student-produced newscasts.

TED Talks:
5 must-watch TED talks if your child hates math.

Staying Organized

The Homeschool Scientist

The Homeschool Scientist:
Links to homeschooling organization ideas.



Social Emotional Learning


CASEL Guide: PreK and Elementary Evidence-Based Programs

The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning defined SEL more than two decades ago. Since that day, they have supported states, districts, and schools nationwide to ensure SEL is a priority in every school nationwide. Visit their guide to learn more about their PreK and Elementary Evidence-Based Programs.

Downloadable Signs

Tech Tub2Downloadable Student Name Templates

Use these name templates to make it easy to assign devices to individual students to reduce sharing.

Student name labels for Tech Tubs - 6 Device Tub
Student name labels for Tech Tubs - 10 Device Tub


Downloadable Hand Sanitizing Sign Templates

Save time making "How to Clean Your Hands" signage for your school by downloading these templates.
Color templates
Black & White templates




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