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School Closure Ideas for Parents

We know being both parent and teacher is challenging, especially when you were not prepared for this crisis and the social isolation recommended. STARBASE is here to help you.

On our website we have a large amount of fun and educational hands-on activities that can be done at home.

Under the “Resources” tab you will see a link for “Teacher Additional Lessons.” There are a variety of 4th and 5th grade science and math activities. For example, students will practice calculating “speed” by chewing gum in “Bubble Gum Physics.” The scientific method is used when exploring different types of tape in “Sticky Tape Experiment.” Our activities use resources and materials that are readily available.

Most importantly….have fun exploring STEM with your child. You are always welcome to contact us if you need help.

Below are 4 resources that you can access free of charge.

1. PBS Learning Media
PreK-12 Resources for Emergency Closings
As teachers, students, and families deal with school closures, PBS Learning Media producers and educators have come together to curate a special collection of resources organized by grade and subject area. Find videos, lesson plans, and activities that support learning at home. Create a free account to save and organize content

https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/…/emergency-closings-col…/…

2. 4 Easy Tips to Having Fun Doing STEM Activities at Home
http://www.discovere.org/…/4-easy-tips-to-having-fun-doing-…

3. Flinn Scientific

As we all navigate these unprecedented times, the Flinn Scientific team is fully committed to supporting the needs of all teachers and students as they balance changing school schedules and enabling remote learning while also ensuring continuity in each student’s learning. Supporting the science education community has been our purpose and our passion for more than 40 years, and will remain at the center of our commitment to you during this time of uncertainty.

Effective immediately, Flinn Scientific has launched a website here with an extensive amount of resources specifically developed to help teachers, students and parents continue their science education journey – even if that learning is taking place outside the classroom or laboratory environment.

https://www.flinnsci.com/athomescience/…#

Examples of some of the resources we have developed:

Free video labs with related teacher and student guides to help students at home continue making progress on key science topics

More than 40 free, easy and fun-to-do activities that use commonly available materials to encourage science investigation in the home

Flinn’s unique digital learning solutions to facilitate seamless science learning. These online solutions are the perfect way to efficiently scale curriculum in an at-home setting – also free of charge

On call scientists: over the coming days, we will be releasing video based lab experiments conducted by our scientific staff and broadcast from our studio with live events. As part of each live event, we will have our full team of scientists available to answer questions from teachers and students participating online – also free of charge and highly interactive and engaging. Be sure to check out our online calendar indicating the live schedule.

4. Legends of Learning

To help with school closures and support remote learning, Legends of Learning is providing FREE unlimited access to all 3rd-8th grade math and science teachers for the remainder of the school year.

To get full access, please submit your information here. Please feel free to share this email with your friends and colleagues. https://www.legendsoflearning.com/remote-learning-support/…

Attached here is a flyer detailing how Legends of Learning can be used for distance learning (among other uses) along with helpful videos and contact information in case you need any assistance. https://docs.google.com/…/1BxiytQj63eTqYvrT1ZPN8h503h…/edit…

Here is information on how parents can use Legends at home with their kids. https://www.legendsoflearning.com/information-for-parents/…

If you have any questions or need help getting single sign on set-up for free through Google, Clever, Classlink or Schoology, please contact us at support@legendsoflearning.com.

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