Attention Middle School Educators and Students… Get Q?rius!
The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is proud to partner with the National Museum of Natural History and the Smithsonian Affliates to bring Q?rius to your classroom.
Q?rius is a new way for teens and tweens – and their families and educators – to connect science with everyday experiences. With a name chosen to inspire curiosity and the excitement of discovery, Q?rius is a first-of-its-kind interactive and experimental learning space that brings the unique assets of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History – the science, researchers, and collections – out from behind the scenes. Teachers across the country can access the riches of this space without ever leaving their classrooms through the Q?rius website (https://qrius.si.edu/) and through live webcasts throughout the year.
Smithsonian Science How delivers real-world science into classrooms through free, interactive, live webcasts and supporting classroom resources. The 25-minute programs feature the research and personalities of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, providing your students with positive STEM role models, information about science careers and pathways, and connections to current research. Through Smithsonian Science How webcasts, your students will also:
Learn from Smithsonian science experts
Explore career pathways
Discover new resources and activities
Learn science concepts and their real-world connections
As an added enhancement for this program, The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History staff will provide complimentary after-school professional development sessions for middle school educators, both at the Museum and via videoconferencing technologies to support the broadcast.
Upcoming webcasts include:
Thursday, March 13
Adaptations: Inside the Insect Zoo featuring Dan Babbitt Learn about some amazing insects in Imaginer Studio 10:00-11 and 12:30-2:00. We will feature insects to hold, specimens from our collection and live webcasts from the Smithsonian Museum at 10:00 and 1:00 pm.
Thursday, March 27
Early Human Diets featuring Briana Pobiner Dr. Briana Pobiner is an Anthropologist at the National Museum of Natural History. Join her in the discovery of fossil evidence of some of the earliest humans on Earth. Share her excitement about holding an animal bone that was handled by an early human more than 1 million years ago.
Click here for the entire Webcast schedule: https://qrius.si.edu/science-webcast-schedule
How do I participate in the Webcasts?
In your Classroom: Access the Smithsonian Science How webcasts directly through the Q?Rius website https://qrius.si.edu/jump/live-qrius-science-webcasts#.Uswwe7SAQ_w at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on the day of the broadcast.
At the Museum: The webcasts will be shown live at 1:00 pm in the Innovation Studios for a limited number of middle school students. Book your field trip through Guest Services at 817-255-9440. You must also contact the Smithsonian Science How coordinator at 817-255-9521 or email@example.com to ensure that space is available for your group.