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Parents

Juggling our new “virtual” lives isn’t easy. We’re all learning how to best support our children’s learning in this new normal. Arizona Science Center is here to help. Think of us as your new virtual classroom resource for bringing science to life at home. From weekly lesson plans to hands-on experiments and even DIY activities we’re here to make learning together at home a little easier for you and a lot more fun for the whole family.

Our team is available virtually every Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. on Facebook Live to support you through every step of this new normal. Together, we’ll review lesson plans, share helpful resources, and provide virtual learning best practices like creating schedules, tackling challenges, and even setting up your home “classroom”.

We’re in this together so if you can’t join during the week or just have a question, we’re here for you via email at cll@azscience.org.

Our commitment to providing best in class science resources to our community is stronger than ever—and so is our unprecedented need for your support. Please consider making a donation or becoming a member today.


NEW!
Lesson Plans

Delivering Science At Home
Introducing our new weekly lesson plans offering hands-on activities, experiments and virtual teaching support to inspire, educate and engage curious minds through science.  Targeting grades K-8, each week's content offers 150 minutes of education aligned with the State of Arizona Science Standards.

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Featured Videos

Demonstration: Brain Games

Demonstration: Oil Spill Cleanup

CREATE Demonstration: Electric Car

Disney Castle

Disney STEAM: The Magic Kingdom - 5 Project Based Lessons

Grades: K-8

Exploring how Imagineers at Disney World use STEM concepts to create magic experiences for park guests.

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PBS Cyberchase Illustration

Cyberchase

Grades: K-8

Cyberchase has a 3D-builder math app and dozens of downloadable math and computing-based activities.

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Wide Open School

Wide Open School

Grades: All Ages

Wide Open School is a free collection of the best online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors at Common Sense. There is so much good happening, and we are here to gather great stuff and organize it so teachers and families can easily find it and plan each day.

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Fox TV Interview

Making masks at the Arizona Science Center

Grades: All Ages

Protecting yourself in public is very important right now amid the coronavirus pandemic. FOX 10's Ty Brennan learned how to make your own face covering at the Arizona Science Center.

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Peggy Whitson

Astronaut gives advice on handling isolation during coronavirus crisis

Grades: All Ages

NASA’s Peggy Whitson has spent more time aboard the International Space Station than any other American. She’s spent 665 days in space, including a stretch lasting longer than nine months, earning her the nickname the “Space Ninja.” Whitson joins “CBS This Morning” to give tips on handling isolation during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Where to Donate PPE and Other Supplies in Maricopa County

Grades: All Ages

A surge in the number of COVID-19 cases in the United States is straining the supply of personal protective equipment (PPE). Maricopa County has created a drop off location for those interested in donating surgical masks, thermometers, hand sanitizer, paper towels, disinfectant wipes and more.

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Free Grab-and-Go Meals for Kids 18 and Younger

Grades: All Ages

Due to the recent school closings, many districts are providing FREE grab and go breakfast and lunch to kids 18 and younger. Participating school districts, and their feeding locations and hours, are linked to below.

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COVIDView: A Weekly Surveillance Summary of U.S. COVID-19 Activity

Grades: All Ages

This CDC report provides a weekly summary and interpretation of key indicators being adapted to track the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. This includes information related to COVID-19outpatient visits, emergency department visits, hospitalizations and deaths, as well as laboratory data.

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At-Home Learning Tips From an Educator Mom

Grades: All Ages

As your home is now a classroom and you find yourself facilitating learning, don’t be burdened with the stress of wondering, “Am I doing this right?” Check out these awesome resources from PBS Kids that are sure to make home learning epic.

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