Education at Home - Resources and Links
School closures due to the COVID-19 situation are challenging parents and teachers to continue their students' education online and at home. Parents and teachers may not have access to resources that engage and educate students as they might in a classroom. Listed below are links to help bridge the gaps and encourage scientific inquiry and creativity!
We’ve grouped links into a few general topics that we think will be engaging for a variety of students and grade levels. Engagement with your student is a key element in successful education! Please do not assume that a strong science background is required to ask the “right” questions. It's more important to encourage students to observe, think, analyze, explain, justify, and even argue their opinion. Sample discussion questions could include:
"What do you notice about _____?"
"Why do you think _____ happened?"
"How would you respond if _____ ?"
We will continue adding links and resources below as they are identified throughout this challenging time. Please feel free to share resources you discover that might be added here, and share positive and negative feedback on resources as appropriate. Email us at email@example.com. [Page last updated April 22, 2020 at 1 p.m.]
Enjoy and have fun!
Resources and Links by Topic
Notes from our Education Team
Use of the resources and links above should be combined with good science education practices as identified in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Framework and Standards:
- Activities that engage students in observation, analysis, hypothesis generation, and argumentation effectively support the outcomes embodied in NGSS.
- Any question, and ensuing discussion, that encourages the student to observe, think, analyze, explain, and justify will significantly increase the impact of the activity on learning.
The sites identified above are were not developed by NH Sea Grant, and we can therefore not guarantee the total quality or veracity of the materials or claims made within, or additional pages that may be linked from those sites. However, we believe that these resources are made in good faith and recommend their exploration for students and educators looking for marine educational resources.
NH Sea Grant works in close partnership with other groups, departments, and institutes at the University of New Hampshire and across the state to meet our research, extension, and education mission.
Ocean Discovery Day
The University of New Hampshire's largest marine event is coming up this fall! Join the UNH marine community on campus in Durham, NH for Ocean Discovery Day.
SAVE THE DATE
Saturday, October 17, 2020
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
On Ocean Discovery Day, the general public is invited to discover ocean science and marine engineering at UNH! From ocean acoustics to plankton, there's something for everyone. Designed to engage explorers of all ages, Ocean Discovery Day offers a variety of hands-on activities and presentations. Come get a glimpse at the latest technology used to map the ocean floor, see how scientists use data sondes to monitor the water quality in the Great Bay Estuary, and how acoustic technology is used to study marine life. Participants have an opportunity to steer a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV), touch a sea star, try their hand at knot tying or painting with fish and so much more! This family friendly event is free.