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.
The PBS/NOVAweb seriesThe Secret Life of Scientists & Engineers provides humanizing snapshots of scientists who are shaping our world. Students will learn about cutting-edge science and engineering, the amazing people who do that work, and the activities they engage in when their lab coats come off.
National Geographic Education has launched a new grant program called the Learning Emergency Fund, which will award at least 50 grants to teachers to adapt or develop remote-friendly curriculum resources that use science, social studies, or geography to teach about pandemics, including COVID-19, or about social or environmental justice.