New resources for educators to teach science during COVID-19

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 10am

Great Basin National Park Foundation, working with Great Basin National Park and Great Basin Observatory scientists, has released science teaching materials specially designed for the COVID-19 learning environment. Six new lessons for 5th-grade students teach about stars, our solar system, gravity, national parks, and light pollution. The resources contain on and off-screen activities, all of which can be done in a classroom or home environment and afford social distancing. "By engaging university researchers and our visitors to peek deep into the universe, and by doing direct programming with local schools, connecting youth to the Park and the concept of dark sky preservation, our partner is allowing us to push our work in the astronomy theme at Great Basin National Park into another dimension," relates James Woolsey, Superintendent of Great Basin National Park.