Activities to Ignite Children’s Passion for Technical Arts and Sciences
The Science Zone in Casper, Wyoming, is offering a new “Learn with the Doc” virtual learning series—engaging science videos and a virtual version of its afterschool program for middle school and high school students. The series features video lessons with a microbiologist at 11 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, on the “Learn with the Doc” Facebook event page. Participants can comment and interact with the scientist. The lessons are based on educational science standards, as well as reading and writing standards. The Science Zone also posts fun “Daily Dose of Science” videos on its Facebook page and YouTube channel, and the museum is working on creating virtual field trips that meet standards and are based around what teachers need for their students.
Back to school may look a little different this year, but one thing hasn’t changed: teachers are still finding innovative ways to improve student learning and they need funding in order to execute their ideas. To help you fund your classroom dreams this year, we’ve compiled a list of funding opportunities for the classroom:
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.
The US Departmentof Education has launched CTE Mission: CubeSat, a national challenge to inspire high school students to build technical skills for careers in space and beyond. Students from across the country are invited to design and build prototypes of CubeSats (cube satellites), or satellites that aid in space research, bringing space missions out of the clouds and into the classroom.