Real Science, Real Stories, Real Data to Engage Students
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s BioInteractive initiative brings the power of real science stories into high school life science classrooms. The stories anchor a variety of classroom resources based on peer-reviewed science. From data-rich activities and case studies to high-quality videos and interactive media, BioInteractive’s resources are designed to connect students to big ideas in biology, promote engagement with science practices, and instill awe and wonder about the living world.
The BioInteractive website provides educators with planning tools to build resource playlists and storylines, and professional learning materials and opportunities to deepen their scientific and pedagogical expertise. The resources and tools reflect current knowledge of how students learn and evidence-based strategies for supporting engagement and inclusion. Many of BioInteractive’s resources are also available in Spanish, as indicated by the “View in Spanish” option on individual resources webpages. Teachers who teach primarily in Spanish can visit the Spanish-language BioInteractive website.
The EcoTarium offers interactive, educator-led programs aligned to current science standards. Children in prekindergarten through grade 8 can join an EcoTarium educator live on Zoom and engage in science explorations on topics such as Animal Adaptations and Understanding Weather.
NASA is inviting coders, entrepreneurs, scientists, designers, storytellers, makers, builders, artists, and technologists to come together on October 1 and 2, in a globalhackathon. Over two days, participants from around the world will form in-person and virtual teams to solve challenges using NASA’s open-source data.