Science Videos for Children and Teens

Our favorite science/chemistry videos for kids and teens - and grown-ups, too! Parents and teachers, be sure to check out the material yourself first before showing to your children and teens.

REACTIONS: This is Chemistry

Reactions is a series of videos and infographics produced by the American Chemical Society that uncovers the chemistry of everyday life.

Super Science Friends

Super Science Friends is an animated series that revolves around a group of super-powered scientists, including Albert Einstein, Nikola Tesla, Marie Curie, Charles Darwin, Sigmund Freud and Tapputi, who are brought together by Winston Churchill to travel through time fighting super-villains. NOTE:  Super Science Friends is probably NOT APPROPRIATE for younger children, and is geared more towards teens and adults.  You may want to watch an episode first to determine if it is suitable.

Science Apps & Electronic Games for Children and Teens

A collection of our favorite science/chemistry apps for mobile devices and tablets. 

The Elements

The original and most in-depth app about the chemical elements. Experience the building blocks of our universe like never before.  Discover the incredible stories behind each element in the periodic table. Examine the surprising examples for every element known to science, from helium-neon lasers to luminous radium watch dials.

The Elements in Action

Watch incredible videos of chemical reactions.  The Elements in Action collects 79 spectacular video demonstrations of the weird, wonderful, and sometimes alarming properties of the elements.  Beautifully filmed, this collection of videos explores and explains what makes each element unique.

Catch the Science Bug!

Check out, a free educational website for children and educators where you can:

  •  Download experiments and data collection sheets
  • Play science games on the computer
  • See what you have in common with people working in the sciences
  • Gather pages from the Catch the Science Bug Environmental Science Journal to explore your own back yard
  • Find the schedule from our TV show Catch the Science Bug on PBS Rhode Island
  • And check out the EVENTS page to learn about programs open to the general public

The intent of the Science Bug TV series is to get children, especially girls and minorities, excited about science, give an understanding of the variety of scientists and their work, and to spark the self-revelation that through an understanding of science, they too could make valuable contributions to society whether it be discovering a cure for cancer or installing a low-flow shower head.