MySciLife is a free educational social media platform that leverages social media elements students already enjoy using to create media and active connections with curricular content and develop digital citizenship skills. On MySciLife, middle-level students design identities based on science concepts, conduct research to build their profiles, and learn from one another as they personify their identities in posts, comments, and responses. For example, they may choose to become their favorite planet and talk about their region of the Solar System. Or they may comment on posts as different organisms to show relationships in the food chain, or play two truths and a lie while personifying a tectonic plate. The possibilities are endless.
Students can log in from any browser on any device, making it perfect for use in the classroom, as an assignment, or as a remote learning tool in distance, blended, or flipped classrooms. Teachers can enrich their science curriculum with fully customizable NGSS-aligned modules covering middle-level science’s most popular topics.
Smithsonian Science for the Classroom is setting the standard for 3Dlearning and 3D assessment. Developed by the Smithsonian Science Education Center, this integrated STEM curriculum is designed to engage students in grades 1–5 in phenomenon-based learning through coherent storylines that connect to the world around them.
Set to launch in the summer of 2022, NASA’s Psyche mission will be the first to explore a world likely made largely of metal. Scientists hope that studying asteroid Psyche will give insights into how Earth’s core and the cores of the other terrestrial planets came to be.
Students interested in animals and wildlife will find Brave Wilderness an engaging YouTube channel to follow. They can join hosts Coyote Peterson, Mark Vins, and Mario Aldecoa as they lead viewers on a variety of expeditions featuring everything from grizzly bears and crocodiles to rattlesnakes and tiger sharks.