Headwaters Digital Lesson Offerings

Developing curriculum and lessons to tackle the toughest challenges in science education is our area of expertise. We are dedicated to making sure students and teachers have access to engaging and meaningful science education while schools are closed.

We encourage parents, students, and teachers feel free to reach out to us at any time with questions, comments, or suggestions at info@headwatersscienceinstitute.org

Support education: Our generous donors have made it possible for us to provide online education completely free to the public. Please consider joining them to fund education by making a donation.

Weekly Schedule:


Click the links in each heading for more information and to go to the lesson page with videos. You can also use the menu above to navigate to each day’s page!

Monday: Weekly Science Lesson @ 9 a.m. PST

  • 30-minute video science lesson with homework and pre-lesson assignments.
  • Lessons will work as a stand-alone piece but will follow a similar theme for several weeks.
  • Lessons are designed to have students interact with the content, ask questions, and practice critical thinking skills.
  • Students will be encouraged to submit their work to us and we will regularly share strong submissions.

Students and families strongly interested in regular feedback should join our Google Classroom. This option is open to anyone looking to regularly submit assignments and interact with our teachers. To join google classroom, contact our facilitator: Spencer@headwatersscienceinstitute.org or use the code “qgdutkh”. Google classroom support can be found here.

Tuesday: Live “Lunch with a Scientist” talks @11 a.m. PST on Facebook Live

Each week Headwaters will introduce you to a new scientist via a live video on social media. Our talented graduate students and instructors will talk about their own personal research projects and why they love science.

Wednesday: Office Hours @11 a.m. and 3 p.m. PST on Google Hangouts

From 11-12 students will be able to join and get help with their science assignments. Headwaters staff will also run an educator office hour from 3-4 for teachers looking for help with their science instruction. Student office hour from 11-12. Educator office hour from 3-4.

Thursday: Weekly mini-challenge @ 9 a.m. PST

Join us for mini activities and fun challenges. Share your work using #HSIweeklychallenge on social media.

Friday: Fun Science Fridays @ 9 a.m. PST

We’ll share activities that keep you moving through the outdoors around your house. Use #HSIobservers to share your findings with us on social media.

Long Term Projects – Virtual Science Fair

Students are offered the option to build off of our weekly science lessons and create their own independent scientific investigation. We can provide materials to facilitate these multi-week science projects and offer students the chance to submit their work to our virtual science fair where students from across the country will digitally submit projects.

Students interested in long term projects should join our google classroom.To join, contact our facilitator: Spencer@headwatersscienceinstitute.org or use the code “qgdutkh”. Google classroom support can be found here.

Support Online Programs

Generous donors like you help us continue to make education possible for youth. In this time of uncertainty, we have rolled out all our online programming free, but we can’t do it forever. You can get involved by making a monthly donation, which will help us continue to offer our lessons to more students.


Supporters of online programming:

Nature’s Way Market
Greensburg, PA

WN Tuscano Agency
Greensburg, PA