Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Edheads? 

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?

Enjoy all of our STEM-focused content! Some of our favorites:

Simple Machines
Grade Level: 2-6
Topics Covered: Identification of simple and compound machines

Manufacturing Technician
Grade Level: 5-8
Topics Covered: Percentages, estimates, measuring, logic.

Nano Start Up
Grade Level: 5-8
Topics Covered: Percentages, budgeting, critical thinking.

Check out all of our Original Edheads Content!

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 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

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