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
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
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
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
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
“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
“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
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.
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
Straight from the lens of the National Geographic photographer, to you.
10. Smithsonian Magazine
One of the many Smithsonian accounts, but still the best.