A New Type of Beginning: Starting your Virtual School Year Off

Are you inundated yet? Have you gotten more resources than you know what to do with for socially distant in-person teaching, hybrid teaching, or fully online teaching? Are you on your kitchen floor eating ice cream from the carton as you think about the year to come? If so, we get it! As we move …

Take 10: Discourse in Distance Learning to Develop Equity

Recently, some of us have been asked to engage students in relevant remote science learning for the first time and are feeling very overwhelmed. Others are taking our new normal all in stride. Whatever your reaction, this is a unique opportunity to do something different that can really help kids that may have previously struggled …

Virtual Field Trip: Gardens

Happy spring everyone! I hope you are as thrilled about all the beautiful plants and flowers cropping up as I am (though hopefully you don’t also have pollen allergies like I do, I feel so sneezy!). An awesome way to explore the gorgeous outdoors and incredible landscapes around the world is by checking out virtual …

Movie Monday: The Day the Dinosaurs Died

Narrated by Craig Sechler 66 million years ago something amazing happened. Something terrible and amazing. The dinosaurs had been the dominant species on planet Earth for the past 175 million years but on this day everything would change. They would have turned their heads to the heavens and seen an asteroid barreling toward them. The …

Virtual Field Trip: Museum of Flight

If you could have just one superpower, what would it be? For a lot of people, flight or invisibility would be at the top of their list. Good news for you- we humans have made the superpower of “heavier-than-air travel” a reality! Today, we are exploring the Museum of Flight in Seattle and tipping our …

Science Sunday: Making Chalk

Happy Memorial Day! We hope you were able to get outside this weekend and enjoy the nice weather. Summer is just starting here in Connecticut, so we want to show you simple ways you can have fun with science outside. Today, we are making chalk with just 2 ingredients- water and cornstarch.      …

Movie Monday: Black Hole Apocalypse

Happy Memorial Day! Thank you for joining us again for Movie Monday. Today we are excited to share the two hour NOVA special Black Hole Apocalypse. Black holes are holes in the fabric of the universe where gravity is so powerful not even light can escape. Once believed to be the stuff of science fiction, …

Virtual Field Trip: Mars

In July 2020, a rover named Perseverance will blast off towards Mars to hunt for evidence of extraterrestrial life. This is just the latest in a series of missions stretching back decades to probe the mysteries of the Red Planet. NASA scientists share images and data from these missions with the public so that we …