Bringing Science to Life

About MySciLife

MySciLife® is a safe, social learning environment where students design and maintain “identities” to LIVE and LEARN science. Through teacher-guided exchanges and prompts, students personify science concepts, maintaining their identifies through meaningful interactions with fellow students. While doing so, they learn research, writing, and digital media skills as they interact with their peers through social learning posts. MySciLife inspires students to learn using familiar technology in new and inventive ways.


For Teachers

MySciLife adapts to any curriculum, and it includes a resource library aligned to Next Generation Science standards. Convenient, online professional development is included, with additional support and practice tools available within the MySciLife user community.


Support MySciLife

MySciLife is a product of The Source for Learning, a nonprofit organization providing high quality resources to the education community for almost 40 years. Click the title above to explore the many ways you can support MySciLife.


The MySciLife public stream shows teacher-approved posts from students who have parental consent for public posting. See examples of student identities living and learning science through social learning posts.

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An Arctic fox and her family share information about what they eat and where they live.

My mom and dad (Andi and Allen) and I are big eaters. We eat leftovers from Polar Bears, but mostly we like Lemmings. We also have coats that blends in with the snow. We live in Alaska, and in the treelands in our burrow and sleep there.

Hey, Selah the Sand Cat here. I am exploring my habitat, the animals are gerbil, jerboa, Cape hare, and desert hedgehog; Barbary sheep and scimitar-horned oryx; gazelle, dama deer, and Nubian wild ass; anubis baboon; spotted mongoose.

Hi I'm Kyle the King Cobra. It is very unusual that you see a snake stand up. If you want me you better watch out, because I am venomous. I live in India and southeast Asia in the rain forests.

Hello, I'm Gold! Thank you for inviting me to you're dinner party. Here's a cool fact! My symbol Au is the Latin word "aurum" meaning "gold". I think my name suites me, because it comes from a word meaning Gold. That's exciting!

My name means acid (oxy) forming (genes) in Greek. I'm not quite sure how I form acids because I don't really understand what an acid is yet. It probably has to do with the fact that I am awesome (2nd best) at pulling electrons towards myself. I know that the stronger an element's electronegativity,...

Cornelia - you were a busy lady after graduating from college!

Hello, I'm going to tell you all about my very first project that I did after I graduated college in 1981. I studied molecular mechanisms of oncogenesis. I first became involved with works with oncogenesis when I helped identify the mutation that helped Ras genes in human bladder cancer. Then on...

Hello my name is Cornelia Bargmann, I was born January 1, 1961 in Virginia. I grew up in Athens, Georgia. I'm the daughter of Rolf Bargmann a statisticiant computer scientist at University of Georgia. I'm also one of four children. I took an early liking to my science classes in junior high and h...

Thank you for inviting me to the dinner party! Once again, my name is Francium. I am named after France(1). My name suits me just fine, because I am a radioactive member of the alkali metals group(2). I am very rare, and hard to come by. Scientists chose Francium for me because I was discovered by a...