NOVA Labs is a free digital platform from PBS, where teen “citizen scientists” can actively participate in the scientific process and take part in real-world investigations. From predicting solar storms and constructing renewable energy systems to tracking cloud movement and designing RNA molecules, NOVA Labs participants visualize, analyze, and share the same data that scientists use.
Each Lab is unique, focusing on a different area of active research. Yet all of the Labs illustrate key concepts with engaging and informative videos and guide participants as they answer scientific questions or design solutions to current problems.
Students can jump right into any Lab. They can learn how to predict solar storms in the Sun Lab, construct renewable energy systems in the Energy Lab, track major storms in the Cloud Lab, and solve evolutionary puzzles in the Evolution Lab. For additional resources, teachers can download the free Educators Guides. Over time, new Labs covering a wide range of topics will challenge users to learn about science by actually doing it, to think like scientists, and even to contribute to real-world investigations.
Girls Who Code, an international nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in tech, has announced its 2023 Summer Programs, freevirtual opportunities for students in grades 9–12. As part of Girls Who Code’s commitment to providing students with resources about the many pathways into a STEM career, this year’s programs have been updated to include curriculum options on Gaming and Data Science.
XR Foundations Academy, a program of XR Terra, prepares students in middle school and high school with skills to begin creating meaningful virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) experiences for themselves and their communities.
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