Scientists In Action

Connecting Students with Scientists - FREE (Recommended Grades 4- 12)

Want to take your students on an amazing field trip without the buses, permissions slips, and extensive planning? Scientists in Action connects students directly with scientists during a live, interactive broadcast from field sites or behind-the-scenes research labs. During these free, 45-minute Q&A sessions, scientists share new discoveries, demystify the scientific process, answer student questions, and open a window into science careers. 
 
Grades: recommended for grades 4-12, but all ages welcome  

Price: Scientists in Action is FREE each month. 

Program Length: 45-minutes 

What to Expect

During this free Q&A program, multiple classrooms from across the continent connect at once in webinar format. A select number of classrooms will be invited to ask questions as on-camera panelists. All other classrooms will be able to ask questions via an open chat and participate in interactive polls. Student questions drive a majority of the program content.  

Equipment Requirements 
Any computer or smart device connected to the internet. The Museum will provide the link upon registration and instructions to use the free Zoom Video Conferencing Software. A webcam with microphone access is mandatory for on-camera classrooms. A projector and external speakers are recommended for your classroom setup.1:1 classrooms, all-remote, and hybrid groups are also welcome to participate. 

Connecting with us soon or have questions? 

  • Learn more about technology and logistics for these classes here 
  • Related program materials will be emailed to participants in advance of the program date. 
  • Email us at [email protected] 

See Past Programs

Miss a recent program or want to rewatch? Curious about what topics we’ve covered in the past? View past Scientists in Actions on our YouTube channel (2020 to present) or in our archive (before 2020).

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Scientists in Action: Lucy in the Sky with Asteroids

Grades 4 - 12

Scientists In Action

Thursday, March 7, 2024
9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1 p.m. Mountain Time
Created for grades 4-12, but all are welcome.

Lucy, a NASA spacecraft named for the famed and fossilized human ancestor, is on a mission. Two years into its 12-year-long voyage, Lucy is en route to a never-before-explored population of small bodies, the Jupiter Trojan asteroids. Scientists think these asteroids are likely “fossils” left over from the formation of our solar system, over 4 billion years ago. What secrets do these celestial fragments hold? What is the birth story of our solar system? And how is Lucy doing in its journey thus far? Join us and the scientists hoping to answer these very questions and more. Registration opens soon for this stellar virtual program!

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Scientists in Action: Bygone Bugs & Prehistoric Plants

Grades 4 - 12

Scientists In Action

Thursday, May 9, 2024
9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1 p.m. Mountain Time
Created for grades 4-12, but all are welcome.

Sixty-six million years ago, insects crawled, hopped, and flew alongside dinosaurs that lived in a subtropical area that is today's Front Range of Colorado. Unbeknownst to critters living at the time, the world would be dramatically changed by a mass extinction event that would do away with 75% of all life on Earth. But did bugs die with the dinosaurs? And how have they changed since then? Join us to study flora and fauna hidden within the rocks of the Corral Bluffs dig site. Sixty-six million years in the making, this un-bee-lievable virtual field trip will wow you. Sign up today!

Registration opens soon!

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