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.
Each month we publish blogs and newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in April.
BYJU’SSummer Camp 2022 is the largest virtual summer camp for youth aged 6–18. Students will have the opportunity to participate in 10 classes from world-renowned experts, including scientists, mathematicians, and even a cool robot.
Developed by researchers at TERC and Tuft University’s Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO), the Designing Biomimetic Robots curriculum challenges middle school students to learn about biomimicry by interweaving engineering, biology, robotics, and computer programming concepts through a series of engaging and practical tasks.