Teachers and families across the country are facing a new reality of providing opportunities for students to do science through distance and home learning. To support educators in this endeavor, the National Science Teachers Association is providing free sense-making tasks called Daily Dos designed to engage students in authentic, relevant science learning.
Twig Science Reporter is a freeweekly science news service for K–6 classrooms created in partnership with Imperial College London to connect science lessons with real-world STEM news and events through high-quality video and other learning resources to pique students’ interest.
In April 2019, scientists obtained the first image of a black hole, using Event Horizon Telescope observations of the center of the galaxy M87. The image shows a bright ring formed as light bends in the intense gravity around a black hole. Teachers can capture students’ enthusiasm about black holes by challenging them to solve the standards-aligned math problems provided by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab.
Oxford University’s History of Science Museum hosts a leading collection of scientific instruments from the Middle Ages to the nineteenth century. The museum’s virtual tours allow visitors to explore exhibits and artifacts of some of the most important scientific discoveries in science history.