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.
With the new Mission to Marsapp for iOS, users can drive a rover, walk the Martian surface, and play robot geologist, all in augmented reality. The Mission to Mars appoffers seven experiences, starting with an overview of Martian geography.
Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants aims to inspire the next generation of scientists, explorers, and conservationists by bringing science, exploration, adventure, and conservation live into classrooms through virtual speakers and fieldtrips with leading experts across the globe.
Cohosted by Astronaut Cady Coleman and physicist/author Andrew Maynard, Mission: Interplanetary, explores the “big questions”—the challenges, opportunities, and mysteries facing us as we seek to build positive futures here on Earth and beyond.