NSELA Partners Keep Student Learning Going During COVID-19 School Closure: Free Resources for All Teachers

Posted: Mar. 20, 2020

NSELA is currently monitoring the impact and progression of COVID-19. Through these trying times, we are fortunate enough to work with multiple partners who are fully committed to the needs of all teachers and students as they navigate changing school schedules and remote learning.

Below, we have included information and resources from our partners Legends of Learning, Vernier Software and Technology, Flinn Scientific, and PASCO.

Vernier Software and Technology

To give you the support you need during this precarious time, Vernier has put together some online resources to help engage students with STEM remotely.

Our online resources include free trials to Vernier Video Analysis™ and Pivot Interactives, and over 80 free experiments with sample data covering a large range of subjects. With these tools, you can help your students form a deep understanding of key scientific concepts outside the classroom and laboratory. 

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Legends of Learning

To help with school closures and support remote learning, Legends of Learning is providing FREE unlimited access to all 3rd-8th grade math and science teachers for the remainder of the school year.  

We have short live webinars for training and support available tomorrow and every day next week. Sign up here.
To get full access, please submit your information here. Please feel free to share this email with your friends and colleagues.
Attached here is a flyer detailing how Legends of Learning can be used for distance learning (among other uses) along with helpful videos and contact information in case you need any assistance.

Here is information on how parents can use Legends at home with their kids.
If you have any questions or need help getting single sign on set-up for free through Google, Clever, Classlink or Schoology, please contact us at [email protected]


Flinn Scientific

As we all navigate these unprecedented times, the Flinn Scientific team is fully committed to supporting the needs of all teachers and students as they balance changing school schedules and enabling remote learning while also ensuring continuity in each student’s learning.  Supporting the science education community has been our purpose and our passion for more than 40 years, and will remain at the center of our commitment to you during this time of uncertainty.

Effective immediately, Flinn Scientific has launched a website here with an extensive amount of resources specifically developed to help teachers, students and parents continue their science education journey – even if that learning is taking place outside the classroom or laboratory environment.

Examples of some of the resources we have developed:

  • Free video labs with related teacher and student guides to help students at home continue making progress on key science topics
  • More than 40 free, easy and fun-to-do activities that use commonly available materials to encourage science investigation in the home
  • Flinn’s unique digital learning solutions to facilitate seamless science learning. These online solutions are the perfect way to efficiently scale curriculum in an at-home setting – also free of charge
  • On call scientists: over the coming days, we will be releasing video based lab experiments conducted by our scientific staff and broadcast from our studio with live events. As part of each live event, we will have our full team of scientists available to answer questions from teachers and students participating online – also free of charge and highly interactive and engaging. Be sure to check out our online calendar indicating the live schedule

In addition, we will continue to add free resources driven from your requests and feedback around topics, labs and content.  If we don’t have it, we will try to create it so please let us know your needs.

Flinn Scientific Website



At PASCO, we are committed to doing all that we can to help the science education community. In these times of school closures and remote learning, we want to ensure that all students and teachers continue to build their science skills and have access to the content they need. We are offering the following science solutions free of charge to support educators and learners transitioning to home learning.

PASCO Labs and Videos for Distance Learning
These free science resources can be used together to bring standards-aligned science labs to students affected by the COVID-19 school closures. You can view our current list of free home labs and videos on the Home Science Tools webpage.

Essential Physics 3rd Edition: 
(includes entire electronic text, which is the same content as textbook)
Student e-Book: FREE
Teacher e-Resources: FREE 

Essential Chemistry:
(includes entire electronic text, which is the same content as textbook)
Student e-Book: FREE
Teacher e-Resources: FREE

Capstone Site License: We have extended the free trial site license for six months.
SPARKvue Site License: We have extended the free trial site license for six months

For more information and free resource downloads, visit the Home Science Tools webpage.

If you have any questions, please contact our Technical Support representatives.

Technical Support: 1-800-772-8700 (Option 4)


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