Elephants can't speak for themselves to tell us what they need; it's up to us to care enough to find out all about them so that people find a passion for protecting this unique species. In this session, we learn about the three kinds of elephants, two of which call the Elephant Sanctuary their retirement home. We will learn a lot of fun information about their diet, their personalities, habits, and body adaptations! The Elephant Sanctuary is the place where elephants go to find peace and enjoyment, much like how our own sanctuaries make us feel. You can take a look at LIVE elephant cams here and learn more about the sanctuary here. Learn more about African Elephants (in general) here. Learn more about Asian Elephants at this Nat Geo Kids page.
We love dinosaurs, and so did Alaska the long, long ago. In this session, we learn of all the cool aspects that tell us what animals are predator vs. prey, from animals here in Alaska today, to the dinosaurs that roamed millions of years ago. Check out what is happening with paleontologists today here in Alaska, and what they look for when finding signs of dinosaur life. Curious to know more about dinosaurs in Alaska? See The 4 Coolest Dinosaurs to Roam Alaska here. Check out this cool site about Alaskan dinosaurs at Thought Co.
Visit the Great Plains Black History Museum to take a guided video tour of the Museum and learn about the Omaha Coco-Cola Boycott, Ice Cream Equality, and Red Tail Aviators. Learn more about the history, contributions, and culture of African Americans, particularly in the Great Plains region of our country. Learn more about Black culture at our Black History Learning Board. Visit the Great Plains Black History Museum.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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.
Learn about global projects, global happenings, and great stories. Join our Conversations.
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.
Global learning is a collective effort for us all, while professional development keeps our work relevant. View conference presentations.