Our building may be closed. But science never stops. And neither does the Museum of Science! Here’s a collection of STEM resources designed to bring the Museum — to you!
The Museum of Science, Boston, one of the world’s largest science centers, has launched a new digital Museum experience for audiences, MOS at Home. With multiple live presentations throughout the day, creative engineering projects, podcasts, kid-friendly activities, and more, the Museum is inviting the community to visit remotely at www.mos.org/MOSatHome for new content every day.
“With MOS at Home, the Museum is bringing world-class STEM experiences to people everywhere, taking the learning that happens every day in our Exhibit Halls to everyone in our community and beyond,” said Tim Ritchie, president of the Museum of Science, Boston. “Through MOS at Home, our talented team of educators and experts is making STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) accessible to people of every age and background, to help cultivate a generation of problem-solvers, doers and makers, one that enjoys and celebrates science, whether or not they are able to visit the Museum.”
MOS at Home offerings will include presentations and content from all familiar areas of the Museum. Audiences will be able to learn directly from Museum experts during multiple, live daily segments like, “Ask a Scientist,” while others can download fun Engineering Design Workshop challenges to do at home. Additionally, parents and educators can interact directly with the Museum’s EiE educators and get valuable tips on how to support STEM education through informative live webinars. Closed captioning will be available for both live and recorded content and many will be available in languages other than English, beginning with Spanish-language videos.
Content streams include:
MOS Live: these live presentations, delivered multiple times per day, will include opportunities for question-and-answer sessions on topics such as dinosaurs, space, reptiles, lightning, and COVID-19 updates.
Science Snapshot: the Museum offers its Gordon Current Science & Technology Center presentations, with Museum educators presenting the latest science news, with topics ranging from COVID-19 and quantum physics to the expanding universe.
Pulsar: A Podcast: a series of podcasts about a variety of science topics delivered by Museum educators.
Family STEM Activities: stimulating, at-home activities that bring the Museum’s engineering design workshop and award-winning EiE STEM curricula from the classroom to audiences everywhere.
Town Halls: opportunities for people to come together, learn about, and discuss topics of interest. Town Halls convene thought leaders from across the science and technology sector to help participants understand, and shape, the world around us.
Museum Resources: from recommended resources that help keep STEM education continuing at home to exhibit content to explore remotely, these resources will encourage continued connection and engagement.