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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Kids getting bored? On-line resources from the Mystic Aquarium

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Mystic Aquarium's Online Educational Resources
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STEM for Kids Online Resources

Mystic Aquarium is sharing fun and free resources for families to access from home through our "STEM Mentoring for the Planet" program. This week's theme is Mars.

All About Mars    
Visit the NASA Science: Space Place website to explore Mars. Read fun facts, view photos, and learn about the rovers that have visited Mars. Also available in Spanish

Mars Videos
Watch these PBS Science Trek videos to learn about spacecraft that have visited Mars, how Mars compares to Earth, and what the moons of Mars are like.    

Mars for Kids Activities
Visit NASA’s Mars for Kids website for links to Mars games, 3D photos, coloring sheets, paper spacecraft models, and more.    

Meet a Mars Rover Engineer
Meet NASA engineer Dr. Ayanna Howard in this DragonflyTV segment. Learn how Howard uses artificial intelligence (AI) to build robots. Also available in Spanish.    

Mars: Our Next Home Planet?
Listen to this Brains On! podcast episode to explore Mars’s past, learn what we know about Mars today, and meet an architect hoping to build cities there in the future.    

Take a Virtual Field Trip to Mars
Visit Mars without leaving Earth! Go to the Access Mars website to explore a 3D model of the Martian surface based on real images from NASA’s Curiosity rover.    

Offline Mars Fun
Print out NASA’s Surviving and Thriving on Mars: Explorer Activities to keep exploring Mars offline. You’ll find fun facts, coloring pages, puzzles, and more.    

BONUS Webinar: An Underwater Hiker's Guide to "Dr. Seuss's Garden" 
Join Dr. Peter Auster, who has studied the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts for decades with submarines and robotic vehicles, on an underwater tour of this biologically rich area. Kid friendly.
Thursday, April 16, at 6:00 PM EDT 

Visit Mystic Aquarium on Facebook Live 
Don't forget, you can tune into Mystic Aquarium's daily Facebook Live to hear from the staff and visit some of the animals in their care, daily at 11 am EDT.

More Resources 

You can also visit the STEM for Kids webpage for more of our favorite STEM collections, games, videos, virtual field trips, hands-on activities, e-books, podcasts and more. 

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