Whether you prefer to read, watch, or listen, we have a wide variety of engaging and trustworthy educational resources for student assignments or research. Check out our Resources by Topic for an overview of what we offer, or choose a type of resource to explore.
Resources by Topic
Want to learn more about alchemy, the environment, or women in science? There’s a topic for that.
Learn about the people behind some of the most significant achievements in the history of chemistry, chemical engineering, and the life sciences.
Available 24/7, our Google Arts & Culture digital stories will take you into the archives, across our collections, and through history.
Search more than 13,000 digitized items, including rare books, photos, instruments, letters, advertisements, videos, and more.
Explore the Institute’s museum and library collections and the stories they tell about the history of science.
National History Day
National History Day is a year-long academic program focused on historical research, interpretation, and creative expression for 6th- to 12th-grade students.
Distillations articles reveal science’s impact on our world past and present.
Distillations is the Science History Institute’s critically acclaimed flagship podcast.
The Disappearing Spoon Podcast
The Disappearing Spoon is Distillations’ sister podcast, hosted by best-selling author Sam Kean.
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Our student-led activities provide everything you need to explore the science in your life.
Learn about the people behind some of the most significant achievements and discoveries in the history of chemistry, chemical engineering, and the life sciences.