Science & Math Activities and Resources

Science Sleuths

Science Kids based in Sheridan and Cody is hosting virtual scavenger hunts. Get connected with Sarah Mentock, sarah@science-kids.org.  If you’re in Sheridan, Science Kids will happily lend binoculars and/or magnifying lenses to families who are interested. Just email to arrange a socially-distanced exchange. Learn more about the organization at www.science-kids.org

Daily Dose of Science & Learn with the Doc

The Science Zone based in Casper offers a “Daily Dose of Science,” like this video, “Fun with Dry Ice.” The explosive daily dose of science explores sublimation, bubbles, and a rapid increase of pressure! Visit www.youtube.com. They are also hosting Facebook sessions on “Learn with the Doc.” Find the series of events at www.facebook.com.  For more information, contact Executive Director Steven Schnell, steven.schnell@thesciencezone.org. Learn more about the organization at www.thesciencezone.org.

NASA STEM @ Home For Students Grades K-4

WYAA Past Chair Shawna McBride recommends this resource. It features lots of hands-on activities that kids can do on their own or with help from an adult. Click here.

NatGeo BioBlitz

The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation has teamed up with NatGeo on a number of NatGeo efforts that are perfect for out-of-school time. A BioBlitz is an event that focuses on finding and identifying as many species as possible in a specific area over a short period of time. Smartphone technologies and apps such as iNaturalist make collecting photographs and biological information about living things easy as part of a BioBlitz. Learn more at www.nationalgeographic.org/projects/bioblitz.

National Big Horn Sheep Center

Education Manager Karen Sullivan has collected a variety of educational options. Many are science-based byt students can also explore Big Horn Sheep through poetry and an obstacle course! Visit bighorn.org/programs/#education.

Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code at Home is a weekly series of resources to keep up your learning at home. For example, check out the “Stay Positive Binary Bracelets.” Through this unplugged activity, girls will be able to create bracelets that share positive and uplifting messages by using binary code! To download the beginner-level activity, click here. If you make your own bracelet, share it on social media with #WyKidsExpress! Girls Who Code commented, “We know that parents, educators, and girls are looking for support and connection during these challenging times. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has led to school closures and significant disruption to daily life, Girls Who Code is making CS educational activities available for download free of charge, to anyone who wants to access them.” Visit girlswhocode.com/code-at-home.