The ongoing global health pandemic has disrupted traditional classroom learning, prompting Florida K-12 teachers to quickly mobilize, rethink their curriculum and launch their virtual classrooms.
To help with this transition, the Scientist in Every Florida School program has developed a suite of digital, on-demand K-12 resources that teachers can easily deploy using their virtual teaching platform of choice.
Each of the resources gathered are organized by topic.
Within a topic, teachers can find a variety of resources including:
- Short educational videos
- Writing prompts
- Virtual field trips
- Supplemental reading materials
- Hands-on activities
- A weekly live Q & A with a scientist on the given topic with a date and time posted. The live events can also be viewed at a later time via YouTube.
The idea is that teachers can pick and choose and grab elements from different topics, as well as reach out to the SEFS team to curate and tailor new topic requests.
Access our digital on-demand K-12 resources:
- ‘Virtual Q&A with a Scientist’ events and supplemental K-12 resources: These 30-minute discussions and field trips include a brief overview of a particular research area, followed by a question and answer session. Select presentations also include virtual tours of museums, research vessels and laboratories. SEFS also provides supplemental resources such as readings, writing prompts, and activities for select topics.
- SEFS Science Segments: Short video interviews with a scientist organized by learning standard.
Notice about privacy concerns with Zoom: Our Scientist in Every Florida School team is well-trained in the best practices of using Zoom software, and can guarantee that when you schedule a virtual program through our team, your connection will be entirely secure. For more information, please read our Policy Statement Regarding Privacy Concerns with Zoom.
At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, SEFS partnered with the Community Scholars Initiative, on a social media campaign called The Daily Dose. Throughout the campaign, new science enrichment activities for students and scientists were posted on social media every day. On Fridays, these activities and tools culminated in a live Virtual Q&A discussion with a scientist!