virtual experiences

Virtual Science Academy

Grades 1 - 8

Take your students on a scientific adventure right in your own classroom. Virtual Science Academy offers award-winning, two-way interactive experiences that bring the best of the Museum directly to you. No lesson plan? No problem! Your students will put their minds, curiosities, and imaginations to work as they engage live with Museum educators.

It’s easy to bring the Virtual Science Academy to your classroom. Simply connect with us using a computer with a webcam and the internet. The programs are offered both nationally and internationally. Bring Your Own Devices and 1:1 classrooms are welcome to participate.

Virtual Art Station: Titan

Grades 1 - 8

Virtual Science Academy

Blast off to new discoveries with this live program that merges space science and scientific illustration! Titan is Saturn's largest moon and one of the most fascinating places in our solar system. Students and teachers will learn how to capture their own Titan investigations using scientifically accurate illustrations, just as other great scientists have done throughout history. Materials will be provided.

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Virtual Sculpt-a-saurus

Grades 2 - 5

Virtual Science Academy

Science and art collide to bring the past to life! Your students will take a journey of discovery and creation as they use real fossil evidence to sculpt their very own dinosaurs. This fun class blends live virtual instruction from a Museum educator with mixed digital media, kinesthetic activities, and two-way interactivity. Students piece together clues that teach them about dinosaurs and show them how scientists and artists work together to understand the deep past. Sculpt-a-saurus introduces learners to scientific methodology as well as paleontology, fossilization, erosion, adaptation, and climate.

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Virtual Heart

Grades 3 - 8

Virtual Science Academy

Get your students' pulse going with this live dissection experience. Your class will participate in interactive experiments and discussion, as well as guide the dissection of a real sheep heart.

Virtual Lung

Grades 3 - 8

Virtual Science Academy

Take your classes' breath away as they get to peer inside the respiratory system. Explore lung anatomy while observing a sheep lung dissection and participate in activities, then make observations to learn how the respiratory system works.

Virtual You've Got Guts

Grades 3 - 8

Virtual Science Academy

Are your students hungry for new learning? Explore the cells and organs of our digestive system, a.k.a. your guts, from saliva to bile and rugae to villi. Learn how your guts work with other body systems to break down food to be used as building materials and to provide a raw energy source for all living cells in the body.

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Virtual New Me

Grades 5 - 6

Virtual Science Academy

Explore the physical, emotional and chemical changes to the human body during a sensitive, respectful, co-ed discussion led by a professional educator. Ask honest questions and get honest answers. This class is now only offered as a Distance Learning course.