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.
SageModeler is an intuitive modeling tool being developed at TheConcord Consortium and the CREATE for STEM Institute at Michigan State University for middle school and high school students to build their own models and validate their model design using real-world data.
Operation Outbreak is an innovative platform for STEM education on infectious diseases and outbreak preparedness created by Sarasota Military Academy Prep School and the Sabeti Lab at TheBroad Institute of Harvard and MIT. The platform integrates an academic unit covering relevant science and humanities subjects with a culminating “outbreak simulation” experiential learning activity.
Into the Outdoors (ITO) creates pathways to environmental awareness and outdoor lifestyles to empower the next generation to become sustainable stewards of Planet Earth. Part science lesson and part adventure, this streaming video series uncovers the stories behind sensible solutions to creating a better planet while the youth hosts have some fun along the way.