At the Field Museum in Chicago, children and adults can explore plants and animals, world cultures, earth science, and more. One of the favorite attractions is Máximo, the world’s largestdinosaur. Students can get to know Máximo by striking up a conversation through online chat or text message at 70221. They can ask this friendly titanosaur what life was like during the Cretaceous Period, how he came to be at the museum, what he does in his spare time at the museum, and even what he likes to eat or his favorite color. A time-lapse video shows students how the Field Museum assembled Máximo in just a few days.
Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in May.
The Virtual Koshland Science Museum, now part of the National Academy of Sciences’LabX program for students, offers a beautiful interactive feature on the anatomy of the human brain. LabX also presents a collection of online experiences.