Exciting news from the Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS) in Fort Lauderdale who recently launched their “virtual learning” videos along with free activities, resources and educational content.
The virtual learning content includes: School Program Lessons; Outreach Classes; Makerspace activities; Slime of the Day; Storytelling and/or Early Childhood Education; Science Shows; Animal Meet and Greets and Camp Activities.
The videos are currently released on weekdays (Monday through Friday) through MODS’ enews and on their social media channels. Parents can subscribe to the MODS’enews and on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.
Check out the line-up of some of the past activities below:
Slime of the Day
Title: Chocolate Slime
Summary: It’s time to indulge our senses with some ooey, gooey Chocolate Slime!
Ingredients: Glue, Borax solution, cocoa powder, microbeads or glitter (optional)
YouTube Video Link: https://youtu.be/0zPDjL91uZk
Animal Meet and Greets
Title: Meet Crash, the Florida Box Turtle
Summary: Florida Box Turtles (Terrapene carolina bauri ) are mostly found in Florida’s marshy, scrub, and forest habitats. They have a high domed shell and sharp front claws. Learn more about these great turtles and why they’re called “box turtles”!
YouTube Video Link: https://youtu.be/G_mzqBEzA7o
School Program Lessons
Title: Colorful Chemistry
Summary: Join us in this chemistry lesson as we demonstrate safe and effective methods used by scientists to tell the difference between acids and bases, and learn about where these two important types of substances are present in our daily lives.
YouTube Video Link: https://youtu.be/mh6ykj44Gyw
Title: Popping Pom Pom Launchers
Summary: Harness the fun and power of balloons to build a simple device that can launch pom poms for hours of fun!
YouTube Video Link: https://youtu.be/Opxga0LiOqU
Learn about the different states of matter and the many ways we can chemically change the matter around us. Viewers will witness fire, sparks and large explosions as they learn the science behind these chemical reactions.
YouTube Video Link: https://youtu.be/gAiGJd-bN1U
Title: Dinosaur Bone Hunt
Summary: Join us as we explore the world of dinosaurs and the paleontologists who study their ancient remains.
YouTube Video Link: https://youtu.be/cDH7sVs7BfA
School Program Lessons
What you can’t see can hurt you, and understanding how viruses and germs spread is more important than ever. Watch as our MODS Squad simulates how a simple sneeze can get you sick, and learn how to prevent nasty microbes from entering our bodies!
YouTube Video Link: https://youtu.be/9fH1abznIQk
Title: Krazy Kazoos
Summary: Kazoos use the human voice and simple acoustics to be one of the wackiest instruments we know. Use items around the house to build your very own kazoo and find your own sound!
YouTube Video Link: https://youtu.be/xFWgG_EHOpk
Early Childhood Storytime
Book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Family-Friendly Activity Sheet: https://mods.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/MODS-Activity-Sheets_Caterpillar.pdf
Supplies: Construction paper, scissors, toilet paper tube and glue
Summary: That colorful critter that could never get enough to eat has wiggled its way off the pages of your childhood and onto your television screen.
YouTube Video Link: https://youtu.be/DroRPNYxQtkhttps://youtu.be/DroRPNYxQtk