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.
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.