We are happy to announce that through the NC Science Museums Grant Program, under the NC Museum of Natural Sciences and the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, we were awarded funds to help sustain the Museum and grow STEM/STEAMA education programs for schoolkids and the public, such as:
Please email Anne Skinner for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below are resources that students, families, caregivers, and the general public may take advantage of during the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope you enjoy them.
Smithsonian Virtual Exhibitions:
Learn about such things as habitats; the plants, animals, and humans that call them home; and the importance of protecting habitats.
Topics include the connections between plants and butterflies and the life cycles of butterflies.
Smithsonian Distance Learning Resources:
Here you will find a spreadsheet showing grade level, theme/topic, resource name, URL, NGSS standard, and whether material is available in Spanish.
This spreadsheet is divided into categories that include: Games, Maker – Low tech & High tech, Activities (Art & Design, History & Culture, Science & Nature), and Resources (Art & Design, History & Culture, Science & Nature).
National Geographic Kids:
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences:
Do activities like the Water Tension Experiment.
Watch short videos, like Why Carpenter Bees Drill Holes In Houses.
North Carolina Science Festival:
Check out this site's projects and activities page.
San Francisco Exploratorium Online Learning:
Anne Skinner, Museum STEM Educator, holding an outdoor program.
1st Grade Ag Lesson with Meagan Jasinski.
1st Grade Ag Lesson with Anne Skinner
1st Grade Ag Program with Anne Skinner
Our science programs for 5th grade students will help them build a strong foundation in science while having fun in order to develop positive attitudes toward science. Further, we hope to develop skills and content knowledge for students that they will build on throughout their school years.
Here is a part of our Museum STEM Educator's climate change lesson.