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Virtual Classroom Activities

The OHIO Museum Complex has curated a collection of fun links to explore as part of the Virtual Classroom. Looking for fun activities to do at home? Here are some options:

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    National Geographic


    National Geographic offers a wealth of learn-at-home educational activities for teachers and parents, including dynamic lesson plans and content of interest to learners of all ages. These include a Resource Library, a range of Mapping Tools, and links to live event recordings from many National Geographic Explorers.

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    Explorer Classroom


    As communities around the world are exploring new ways of teaching and learning at home, National Geographic invites you to join live broadcasts of Explorer Classroom every weekday at 2:00 p.m. EDT. These live video events connect students with National Geographic Explorers across all seven continents to bring exploration to life. 

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    TedEd Daily Lesson Plans


    TedEd offers a daily lesson plan with dynamic videos and discussion questions for learners of all ages.

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    Rural Action Young Naturalists


    Rural Action offers a great resource for home-based education called the Young Naturalists Club.

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    Shape of Life


    Shape of Life offers classroom media and resources exploring animal adaptation, animations, and behaviors with lesson plans, readings, illustrations and activities that inspire a deeper dive into science.

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    The Bruce Museum: Under the Skin


    The Bruce Museum has just launched an exciting virtual exhibition entitled Under the Skin with fascinating views from the cutting edge of biological visualizations, highlighting new techniques and new discoveries that blur the line between art and science.

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    The Wilds 360 Virtual Tours


    The Voinovich School watershed project conducted at The Wilds offers 360 virtual field trips where you can scroll down through the photos of 6 habitats highlighting restoration efforts.

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    Collective Volunteer Project


    Denver Museum of Nature and Science is conducting a Collective Volunteer Project.

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    Bronx Zoo Virtual Classroom


    Bronx Zoo has a virtual classroom with activities to download, plus animal videos that share a moment of Zen, and a virtual zoo to bring the animals to you.

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    STEM Learning Activities


    To transform your home into a classroom, take a look at the STEM Learning Activities Guide from the National Inventors Hall of Fame. These activities will help you turn these uncertain times into valuable learning opportunities.

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    Kennedy Space Center


    The Kennedy Space Center is posting science lessons for kids on their Facebook page. Check back often for new and interesting facts.

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    TIME Magazine


    You can access TIME Magazine’s digital library for free! Information is tailored to grade-level children. Turnkey teaching tools with worksheets and quizzes online for families or teachers also are available at timeforkids.com.

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    American Museum of Natural History


    The American Museum of Natural History's online offerings also include quizzes, courses, research talks, video series, and more. You can also learn about the T. rex dinosaur on OLogy, which features science activities, games, and more.