Students in grades 7–12 are invited to join The National WWII Museum for a freecross-country virtual expedition on February 4, 2020, to discover the science, sites, and stories of the creation of the atomic bomb. Two live webcast sessions are available: Session 1, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (CT) and Session 2, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. (CT). During each session, student reporters will examine the revolutionary science of nuclear energy in the museum’s exhibits and the race to produce an atomic weapon in complete secrecy. They will explore the world’s first industrial nuclear reactor at the massive and remote Hanford site in Washington State and travel to the undercover laboratory and test site in New Mexico to learn about the team of physicists who created the detonating device and witnessed its destructive power firsthand. Student reporters will also uncover the stories of mobilization, collaboration, and innovation to understand how the results brought about the end of World War II and forever changed the world. This interactive exploration features live polling and a Q&A opportunity, so students can participate without ever leaving their classroom. Answering students’ questions will be a research professor at George Washington University and member of the Science and Security Board at the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. Classroom participation is free but requires advance registration.
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.