Edheads is a free, online educational resource providing science and
math games and activities, inspiring K-12 students to pursue careers in STEM.
More than 12 million people a year use our services to learn about and explore
the fields of science, technology, engineering, math, and STEM careers.
Because Edheads in a non-profit organization, we rely on donations
and volunteers to help us accomplish our mission. Please consider
donating or volunteering with Edheads. Check out our listings
on VolunteerMatch or contact us at
What can I do at Edheads?
You can check out our activities! Currently,
we have the following activities available:
Grade Level: 2-6
Topics Covered: Identification of simple and compound machines
Why do some activities take a long time to download?
Our activities have cool graphics, great sound, and a ton of animations,
so the size of some activities can be pretty big. This means activities
will take longer to download if you have a slower connection.
What if I see an objectionable advertisement?
Please copy the web address on the ad and send it to us at
We make every effort to keep objectionable material
off the Edheads website and appreciate reports that help us keep the
site appropriate for all ages.
What if I have an idea for a new activity?
Please e-mail us with your ideas! We can be reached at
We can't guarantee we'll turn your idea into reality,
but we do listen and we do make every attempt to accommodate our users.
All ideas must be funded, though, and we cannot promise that every idea
will become a successful fundraising proposal.
How did Edheads get started?
Eric Bort and Gail Wheatley started Edheads.
They met in early 2000 through a mutual friend,
Eric and Gail had a long brainstorming session
about how the Internet should really be used to educate.
But it would take some time before the first grant came in
and the first activity,Simple Machines, would launch.
Today, Eric runs his own company and Gail oversees the
Edheads operation, along with a fabulous Board of Directors
and a bunch of super cool volunteers.
Where do you get your ideas?
Our ideas come from a lot of places. Sometimes our users write in with
ideas of activities they'd like to see
(and no, sorry, we won't be producing things where
hundreds of knee patients die violent deaths or you
win by just having better eye-hand coordination than someone else)
or scientists, corporations, and teachers give us ideas.
We also have a LOT of ideas of our own! We get ideas from the
news of the day and the exciting areas of research that are making headlines.
So, we are pretty open to ideas and there is no shortage of them.
The challenge is to come up with ideas and get those ideas funded.
Who can I write to if I have specific questions or concerns?
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for graphic, technical,
sponsorship, educational, business, fundraising practices,
and partnerships concerns, comments, or questions.
Or, well, really anything else you can think of, too.
Who builds this stuff?
Lots of different people! We work with teachers, kids,
designers, writers and many others to create the full
Edheads experience! If you would like to partner with us to
develop new projects, please contact