Educators


Educators

To support you as this situation evolves, Arizona Science Center is collecting and creating resources that allow you to plan, prepare and respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Below are a collection of guides and curriculum for use in your online classroom.


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New York Hall of Sciences Transmissions: Gone Viral

Grades: All Ages

Transmissions: Gone Viral is a digital interactive comic book, which means you can discover extra content throughout the story by clicking on special prompts. A supplemental resource guide to Transmissions for school teachers.

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Science Projects with Cardboard Tubes

Grades: K – 2, 3 – 5

Here are over 20 science projects for kids using cardboard tubes! In this collection of STEM and STEAM activities for kids, you’ll find all kinds of creative ways to encourage scientific exploration using empty toilet paper rolls, empty paper towel rolls and other cardboard tubes.

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Backyard Investigation

Grades: 3 – 5

Engage students in actively observing how Earth’s surface changes over time in small ways, in their very own backyards!

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Game Design and Hack

Grades: 3 – 5, 6 – 8

Designing and playing games is a great way to increase motivation, provide specific, timely feedback about learning, relate learning to practice and retrieve knowledge.

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Student Curriculum: Recipes for Healthy Kids and a Healthy Environment

Grades: 3 – 5, 6 – 8

Looking to inspire and educate students about improving the health of our environment? Throughout the program, Recipes for Healthy Kids and a Healthy Environment, fourth through eighth-grade students in and outside of typical classroom settings engage in lessons and activities focusing on relevant, environmental issues.

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Virtually Explore the Rim Trail of the Grand Canyon

Grades: All Ages

Explore the Rim Trail from the comfort of your home as the Grand Canyon overwhelms your senses through its immense size. Sit back, relax and enjoy the beauty of this Arizona landmark.

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Prepare for Distance Learning with Newsela

Grades: K ‐ 2, 3 ‐ 5, 6 ‐ 8

Access free tools and resources to help you leverage Newsela products for distance learning. These articles are easily accessed via the internet and can be paired with subjects across the curriculum. Use them to reinforce and extend learning. It is also a great way for students to investigate the news and see how what they are learning is relevant and current.

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Learn More About Arizona’s National Parks

Grades: All Ages

Arizona may take its nickname from the Grand Canyon, but there are far more natural wonders in the state. The canyon is just one of many natural wonders in a state unusually rich in them. In fact, with its protected petrified forests, volcanic cinder cones, saguaro-studded deserts, and Anasazi cliff dwellings, no state in the country can boast as many national parks and monuments as Arizona.

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Caring and Connection in the Time of COVID-19

Grades: All Ages

The world and each of us in it remain much in need of community and connection at this time, so the Center will be unfolding virtual means of continuing practice and support. We will be hosting virtual meditation practices from 12noon – 1pm (AZ time) and messaging for open and free use.

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Mission Unstoppable with Miranda Cosgrove

Grades: 6 – 8

Mission Unstoppable is an educational and informational television series produced for children ages 13-16 that celebrates women who have become superstars in STEM-related careers (science, technology, engineering and math). Each week, our host and her intrepid team of field reporters will shine a light on these visionaries who work on the cutting edge of science, including zoologists, engineers, astronauts, code-breakers, and oceanographers.

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Girls4Tech

Grades: 6 – 8

Mastercard, with their employees serving as role models and mentors, developed a signature STEM curriculum based on global science and math standards that showcases payments technology—algorithms, encryption, fraud detection, data analysis and digital convergence. This interactive, hands-on curriculum connects the foundations of Mastercard’s business to STEM principles and shows girls across the globe that it takes all kinds of interests and skills to pursue a career in STEM. Focusing on grades 3-7, this resource includes lesson plans, activity sheets and classroom posters for download.

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Online Education Classes for Every Age and Grade

Grades: K ‐ 2, 3 ‐ 5, 6 ‐ 8

Lessons range from short mini-lessons that are completely digital to full lessons that include a hands-on activity. All are designed to use simple supplies that families likely already have at home.

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Online Programming from Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC)

Grades: All Bands

As most science and technology centers and museums are closed to the public temporarily, many are finding ways to continue to serve their communities by offering educational programming, resources and materials.

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Gizmos

Grades: 3 – 12

Provided through ExploreLearning, Gizmos supplies teachers, parents and students with online simulations to improve learning and understanding among various math and science concepts. Search by academic standard, grade-level/topic area (3rd grade through high-school) and by textbook (some Gizmos are correlated to textbook publishers). During this school closure period, you can sign-up for a 60-day free trial. During this trial, you will have access to all 400+ Gizmos for 60 days, with accompanying teacher guides, assessments, and more!

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FREE Membership: National Science Teaching Association

Grades: All Ages

To support all educators during this difficult time, National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) is offering a free 30-day membership, providing access to more than 12,000 digital professional learning resources and tools.

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