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Interactive Live Webinars

STEM Webinars

Title: Learning to Code with Origami (Computer Science without a Computer) (grades 4 and up)
Date/Time: Saturday April 24 at 11:00
Description: Participants will learn a little about computer science coding through the creation of an Origami activity. 
What you need for the session: all you need is a piece of paper (square shape or origami paper works best - if you don't have one just cut a square from a blank piece of paper.
Register: rutgers.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEkcuyvrj4iHtS829ugSoAFHgZjkdxdG-cG


Title:  Create and Send Secret Messages (Computer Science without a Computer) (grades 4 and up)
Date/Time: Saturday April 24 at 1pm
Description: Participants will learn a little about computer science coding while creating and sending secret codes. 
What you need for the session: all you need is a few pieces of paper and something to write with.
Register: rutgers.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwtc-mtqTItG9T8FfQo0TRlf-mI0BtxuNJW


Healthy Living Webinar

Title: Think What You Drink (grades 4 and up)
Date/Time: Saturday April 24 at 10am
Description: Participants will learn to read nutritional labels from their favorite drink (in your home) and see just what you are drinking? Learn how sugar affects the body, "hidden" names for sugar, and how to calculate the amount of sugar in your favorite drinks.
What you need for the session: See documents below and make sure to have some containers of your favorite drinks available to you.
Register: rutgers.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcqdeyurzkrEtIfQlpoRjTTt-RZzpBxBO0b

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Civic Engagement/Service Webinar

Title:  Smart Cents Financial Literacy - A Family Kahoot Game (grades 5–9)
Date/Time: Saturday April 24 at 10 am
Description: Join youth and families to play a Kahoot game, learning and challenging your knowledge about financial literacy! Prizes for all participants! All ages welcome, youth under grade 4 suggested with an adult. 
What you need for the session: Login and bring your smiles! 
Registration:  rutgers.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEpcumorTwrEtFfFx7sdpaUXE1w6zMiUI-b

 

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) & Agriculture

Videos

Science Project ENIGMA

"Are we alone?" "How did we get here?" The ENIGMA project is part of NASA’s focus on astrobiology – the study of the origins of life on our planet and the search for life beyond Earth.

In this video see how this interdisciplinary team led by Rutgers scientists is figuring out how proteins evolved to create life on earth (YouTube link) - and how to find these protein 'biosignatures' in the minerals that make up Earth and other planets! To accompany the video, our education team developed a guide to facilitate your exploration of the video themes (PDF), with links to activities, resources and related videos!

Tools of Science

Join us on a virtual field trip aboard the Research Vessel Knorr to experience how scientists explore, observe, question, test, interpret and communicate their science. Link to the Tools of Science YouTube channel (YouTube link).

Collaboration

Collaboration among scientists with different backgrounds and expertise is essential for strong science investigations.


Modeling

Scientists use mathematical models in science to help explain and predict fundamental aspects of the real world.


Testable Questions

Every good scientist asks questions about how the world works - and that’s because scientists are naturally curious.


Data as a Tool

For scientists, data is perhaps the most important tool for discovery.


Proxies

Proxies in science allow scientists to infer something about a larger process that may be hard to directly observe due to time and space limitations.

 

Scientist Spotlights! Follow scientist in the Polar Regions as they study these unique and important ecosystems.

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Healthy Living

Videos

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Civic Engagement/Service

Videos


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