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10 Educational Instagram Accounts to Follow for the Science Loving Kids

Want to help your kids expand their scientific minds? Want to give them something creative to look at on Instagram instead of selfies? Check out these great geek friendly accounts!

1. NASA Goddard

@nasagoddard

Science Instagram

Source: www.readwrite.com

As a major NASA research center, this account is full of shuttle launches, amazing telescope photography and much much more. All with extremely detailed descriptions, in true NASA style.

2. U.S. Department of the Interior

@usinterior

Science Instagram

Source: www.readwrite.com

The U.S. Department of Interior is tasked with the conservation of the nation’s natural resources. Blend this with Instagram, and you’re left with countless stunning photographs of national parks and scenery you never knew was just at your doorstep.

3. National Geographic

@natgeo

Science Instagram

Source: www.readwrite.com

The professionals. With millions of followers, it’s not hard to see why. Jam packed with amazing shots from all over the globe.

“While not strictly scientific in nature, the account offers both iPhone and professional photographer’s glimpses of a vast breadth of communities, cultures and creatures the world over—a perfect use case for the app.” // readwrite.com

4. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries

@NOAAfisheries

Science Instagram

Source: www.readwrite.com

If your kids are more into the sea and all it encompasses, perhaps the new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) fisheries account will be right up their alley. Apart from the stunning marine photography, it explores their efforts to maintain the marine ecosystem.

5. Mars Curiosity Rover

@marscuriosity

Science Instagram

Source: www.readwrite.com

“The internet’s favorite anthropomorphized mobile Martian research lab has an Instagram account worth following because, well, it’s on Mars. Sure it’s a lot of reddish dust, but these “unofficial, un-retouched photos” continue to offer amazing new chapters in the story of Curiosity.” // readwrite.com

6. General Electric

@generalelectric

Science Instagram

Source: www.readwrite.com

“An energy conglomerate is an unlikely candidate for an awesome Instagram feed, but you’d be surprised.” // readwrite.com

7. The American Museum of Natural History

@amnh

Science Instagram

Source: www.readwrite.com

Don’t have time to check out all the museums in America? Check out AMNH and see the highlights of their collections without leaving your home.

8. USGS

@usgs

Science Instagram

Source: www.readwrite.com

Which stands for the U.S. Geological Survey – and it has been quite active of late, with photos of the natural world they never cease to amaze.

9. Cory Richards

@coryrichards

Science Instagram

Source: www.readwrite.com

Straight from the lens of the National Geographic photographer, to you.

10. Smithsonian Magazine

@smithsonianmagazine

Science Instagram

Source: www.readwrite.com

One of the many Smithsonian accounts, but still the best.

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