Farm animals are definitely cute, and when you add in a positive impact, a place like Sanctuary One Care Farm in Oregon is a great place to learn about them. As a Care Farm, Sanctuary One uses animals as therapy for people, provides an opportunity to build stewardship, and rescues animals that were kept as pets but had to be removed from homes. For teachers interested in building Nature Stewards in your class, check out this Stewardship Education Guide from Association of Fish & Wildlife. "Learning to Give" also provides good stewardship information for Teachers. Edutopia has good resources for developing service learning in classrooms. My favorite resource for developing local and global citizens through service learning is Kid World Citizen. An awesome resource for kids to think about the world and their relationship with it is World's Largest Lesson.
"Bat" for another session, with even more "batty" information, we host The Bat Lady, Kristen Lear, to learn about the five Alaskan bats, check out adaptations of the over 1,400 species of bats, and ask lots of questions about what makes bats unique. Did you know bats are the only true flying mammal? This and other amazing facts along with incredible visuals in photos and videos, guide us to understand a bit more about why bats are SO important to our world and so exciting to learn about! Want to learn more about helping to save the bats? Become a part of The Bat Squad at Bat Conservation International. Want to learn more about Kristen Lear, and reach out to The Bat Lady? Check out her website. The Homeschool Scientist has all sorts of batty activities and interesting facts about bats. Maybe your class would be interested in adopting a bat? See Bat World Sanctuary Kid's Page. Turn your batty adventures into bat crafts with the resources at Bats.org. If you want to have your very own bat house and help in the conservation process, check out this one on Amazon, (which ships to Alaska-YAY!).
NASA Psyche Mission, launching in August 2021, will be a unique exploration to the asteroid Psyche, which, with metal as a building block of planet formation, may open up a whole new world of learning about the formation of planets. Learn more about this fascinating mission, and explore the learning resources at Psyche's website. Learn more by watching Meteors at Mr. DeMaio's video. Find out about the formation of the planet (planetesimal) at Peekaboo Kidz. Learn about a planetesimal, or the beginning (small) formation of a planet, at Universe Today . A fascinating piece of today's Space Exploration shares about the Europa Clipper (Moon of Jupiter). The best part is checking out SkyView, the app that allows you to explore the sky and be told right away what you are looking at. Download SkyView - an app that helps you explore the sky in real time for ipad and iphone here and on Google Play.
Cricket is excited to announce the 10th annyal Spark!Lab Dr InBae & Mrs. Kyung Joo Yoon Invent It Challenge! This is an exciting opportunity for kids from ages 5 to 18+ to practice the invention process, create something that makes a difference in the world, and win amazing prizes!
Stay tuned, and welcome!
Visit the Challenge website to discover this year's "game-changing" topic, and be sure to spread the word to teachers, students, homeschooling familes, or anyone else who might be interested in a fun, hands-on STEM experience.
Learn more about Invent It here.
Check out the Promo Video here.
Rube Goldberg Machine (RGM) is a crazy contraption which accomplishes a simple task in the most complicated and funniest way possible! Based on the “invention” cartoons of the famous, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Cartoonist, Rube Goldberg. His drawings and imagined machines are at the heart of the Rube Goldberg Machine Contest. They use everyday items (mostly junk!), they tell a story, and most important of all — they make you laugh!
A Rube Goldberg Machine Contest (RGMC) is an event where students of all ages compete with machines that they have imagined, designed and created in a fun and competitive forum. Our STEM centric competitions encourage teamwork and out-of-the-box problem solving, in a fresh learning environment that levels the playing field. To win, all you need is a great Imagination and a pile of junk!
SHAKE AND POUR A BOX OF NERDS #RGMC2021
Learn more about Rube Goldberg here.
Check out the Promo Video here.
Book Club for Kids is the award-winning podcast where kids talk about books. The New York Times says the "virtual gathering space for young readers feels more vital than ever in the social distancing era."
Have a student in grades 4-8 that is interested sharing the love of a specific book? They, too, can be a part of the Book Club for Kids podcast! Simply send an email to email@example.com with the following information:
Hi, my name is - (first name only)
I'm from - (what city and state)
And my library is - (what's the name of your library (could be your school name))
My favorite book is - (what's the title of your book and author)
Because - (not the plot, but why YOU like this book and why you'd recommend it to someone else)
Email the audio files to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OR: Your child can just call them at 323-639-3560 and follow the script.
Young people around the world need to connect and feel connected with each other now more than ever. Come join us! Interested in connecting over Flipgrid or having young people reach out to each other? Send us a message here requesting the password.
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Find out more about our program director, Michelle Carton, and what led to Global Education Alaska.
Alaska, as the largest state in our country, is on the rim of incredible opportunities, which will develop our young global leaders and create sustainability for generations to come.
We can't become global alone; this website and the many resources are for all youth to become empowered and embrace global citizenship. Join us throughout the year on global projects or suggest a global project for us to embrace or join.
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