Southwest Michigan Science

Resources Support #5

We hope this newsletter finds you and your family healthy. We appreciate all of the hard work and time you are putting toward educating our students and at the same time juggling many other hats. Please contact us for support in planning, processing your thinking around a lesson, or resource needs.

Take care!

Mary, Kathleen, and Steve

Michigan Science Center

Echo Live is here! We'll be conducting some of our most exciting, large-scale science demonstrations daily from ECHO Distance Learning Studio. Anyone with internt-connected devices can tune in and participate in these engaging programs. Join us as we broadcast LIVE from MiSci every weekday at 2:30 pm EDT! You can access previous episdose here as well.

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ECHO Live! - Vacuum Chamber FOX 2 Detroit Broadcast from MiSci via Skype

NSTA- Digital, Interactive Science Ebooks for Students

Interactive eBooks allow you to explore various science concepts. Choose a topic you are interested in, then explore through digital content where you as a student are reading and actually DOING science!

Click an image, and the link will take you directly to the Ebook.

Inside Education- Supporting Your Digital Classroom

As teachers and students continue to navigate learning from home, INside Educations has created new and easily accessible activities and online resources that teachers can pass along directly to their students. This curated list includes instructions, handouts, and assessments to make things easy for your in your digital classroom.

Click HERE to acces the site.

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Notebooking at home

Science notebooks can help students plan and carry out hands-on investigations. From collecting data to constructing explanations, using notebooks can solicit and deepen your students' thinking.

Families can start a routine by organizing a science notebook. Then, scan through our strategies for investigations to see how a few sentence frames or data collection ideas can go a long way towards deeper exploration.

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If you use CHAMPS in your classroom, you probably know that it can be a great tool to set clear expectations for each routine and procedure. As you start teaching virtually, whether you are using Zoom or Google meet, you will still have expectations for how your students are supposed to engage in the content. May this visual help to guide your planning.


Cyber Patriot Student Summer Camps

Please click the LINK to find a flyer for the 2020 Michigan CyberPatriot Summer Camps. I copied and pasted some information from their flyer below to give you a little look at what is in the flyer. Please feel free to share with your contacts to get in front of students. Thanks.

Because of the current COVID virus they are not sure whether these summer camps will be held in-person or on-line, but they will keep the Middle School or High School student challenged!***

The Midwest CISSE Chapter is happy to announce it will be delivering several CyberPatriot Summer Camps around the state July 20-27th and August 3-7th for Middle School and High School students.

Attending an CyberCamp is the perfect way for students to get introduced to the world of cybersecurity! Many students who attend a standard AFA CyberCamp go on to participate in CyberPatriot's National Youth Cyber Defense Competition during the school year. Getting a head start on STEM career and experiences is what makes CyberPatriot the best National Youth Cyber Education Program!

From Students to Stewards, Salmon in the Classroom still accepting applications for the fall

The deadline to join this Michigan Department of Natural Resources program has been extended to May 1. Teachers in grades 3-12 can apply to join the program raising Chinook salmon in their classrooms, from egg in the fall, to release in the spring! The program includes a 1 day free professional development workshop with SCECHs, a Teacher Manual and Kit, and much more.

To learn more about the Salmon in the Classroom program check out this great introduction video.

Then visit for your application packet.