This opportunity is available to all educators and their classes using Museum and other natural history resources that we have on-hand in our mandated isolation. We will have the museum as a backdrop for our videos. Below is a list of topics we have thought of so far. Many have two titles, one for younger audiences and the other for older. Each tour will be tailored to a specific audience and we're happy to make a tour based on a topic of your suggestion. More grade level specific content will be added in the next month.
- Skulls and teeth/Comparative anatomy
- The similarities and differences of related species/Biogeography
- Creeking/Aquatic ecology
- Up close with arthropods
- Characteristics and Traits of Organisms/ Adaptations/Anatomy physiology
- Needs of Living Things/Homeostasis
- Interdependence of Living things/food webs/ecology
- Life cycles
Also, here are some more resources to help educators and families navigate the waters of online teaching.
- The Smithsonian Learning Lab puts the treasures of the world's largest museum, education, and research complex within reach for educators and families.
- PBS provides activities for ages 2-8 to foster creativity and playtime.
- Biodiversity Literacy in Undergraduate Education distributes online educational labs and activities for schools and families.
- Discover Ways You Can Use PBS LearningMedia to Support Distance Learning Today
- Indiana Office of Curriculum and Instruction is dedicated to providing the best resources for educators and families during this time of extended remote learning.
- Prepare for remote learning with resources, lessons, and more that all Ohio PreK-12 schools can use using this Ohio K-12 remote learning link.
- I-excel supports students, parents, and educators through school closures and beyond.
- iDigBio is with its partners in developing biodiversity and digitization-related educational resources for K-12, fostering public participation activities for life-long learners, and providing links to educational resources and activities.