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FREE SCIENCE EDUCATION RESOURCES

Teaching Science with transmedia storytelling: Books, YouTube Videos, Short Stories, and online Jigsaw Lessons. Free science/STEM resources for late elementary…
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Dinosaurs had ruled the Earth for 165 million years up until the time when a huge asteroid hit our planet 65 million years ago. In this story, the Cosmic Kids visit the time of that event and see the dinosaurs before the impact. Then they escape to a safe distance in their time ship to see the asteroid hit Earth and create a fiery storm on the surface. They return years later to see the sea life and mammals that survived the impact. But the dinosaurs were gone.
The 2020 version of the Genetic Scissors, CRISPR Cas9, is the latest breakthrough in genetic engineering technology. Genetic Engineering gave us COVID-19 vaccines in record time and has the promise to bring us vaccines for many more diseases including cancer. It can also be applied to eliminate inherited diseases like Sickle Cell Anemia. This latest development is based on a billion year-old immune system developed by bacteria as a defense against viruses. (For age 8-14)
The Cosmic Explorers are a team of seven boys and girls entered in The Race to the Big Bang contest. They are time-traveling back 13.8 billion years to the beginning of the universe. The contest requires them to create a space station 7 billion years ago. They search for a planet at that moment in time that is the right distance from its star to create a habitable temperature. Then they recreate the events that made Planet Earth habitable. But they experience an unintended consequence.

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THE PANDEMIC’S TEACHABLE MOMENT FOR KIDS: HOW OUR BODIES CELL FACTORIES MAKE COPIES FOR THE mRNA VACCINES, THE CORONAVIRUS, AND NORMALLY REQUIRED PROTEINS. PRESENTED IN VIDEOS, SHORT STORIES, AND A BOOK
This animated science video tells the story of the COVID-19 messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines. It is the story of the first vaccines created using genetic engineering. It is the story of gene code hacking to get our bodies’ cells to produce the protein spikes on the coronavirus surface. The protein spikes will create an immune response without causing the COVID-19 infection. The immune antibodies and other parts of the immune system will remain as protection from an attack by the complete virus.
The Cosmic Kids find out how big atoms are by making Milo's atoms the size of sand grains. Milo becomes as big as planet Earth because sand grains are about six million times bigger than atoms. #Middle School Science, #Science Videos, #Atoms, #STEM Learning, #Middle School STEM, #STEM Videos, #Science for Kids, #STEM for Children, #STEM for Girls, # FREE Science Learning

SCIENCE VIDEOS

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We are made of Stardust that was once in the bodies of Albert Einstein and the Last T-Rex. A story all about atoms, how they were created during the evolution of the Universe and shared among plants and animals during the history of Planet Earth. #SCIENCE #SCIENCEEDUCATION #MIDDLESCHOOLSCIENCE #ATOMS #FREEBOOKS #PLANETEARTH #STARDUST #STARDUSTMYSTERY #BIGBANG #SUPERNOVA #BLACKHOLES #PURPLEDRAGONFLYAWARD
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The Race to the Big Bang is the winner of the 2021 Purple Dragonfly Children’s Book Award for Best STEM book. It is the sequel to The Stardust Mystery. The Cosmic Kids had just returned from a wonderful trip to the moon as a reward for their e finish in the Science and the Future Contest. But then their lives were altered by the Covid-19 pandemic. They find relief by inventing new pandemic pastimes. The best pastime of all is new contest called The Race to the Big Bang. #Middle School Science

BEST STEM BOOKS

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Seven girl and boy characters have different stories to tell and star in different videos. Links are on the COVID-19 Coronavirus Learning Page. Students choose their character and learn what the character has discovered about the Pandemic, the Coronavirus, and the revolutionary genetically engineered mRNA vaccines. The same characters meet to compare notes. Then all characters meet to put the whole story of the virus and the vaccines together. Grandpa has a story on genetic engineering too.
TEACHING CHILDREN SCIENCE WITH ONLINE JIGSAW STORY LESSONS. You can teach kids 8-14 years-old wonderful science stories using a jigsaw learning strategy on our FREE online webpages. Each webpage has short science stories told by our seven young characters plus videos and questions. The lessons were created with partial support from the National Science Foundation.
Seven girl and boy characters have different stories to tell and star in different videos. Links are on the History of Earth Learning Page. Students choose their character and learn what the character has discovered. The same characters meet to compare notes. Then all characters meet to put the whole story of Planet Earth together. #NationalScienceFoundation

ONLINE SCIENCE LESSONS

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The Stardust Mystery Project has free science videos, short stories, books and lessons for late elementary and middle school students. The two books, The Stardust Mystery and Race to the Big Bang won awards in 2021 for best children's STEM books. The science is all about atoms, how they were created during the evolution of the Universe and shared by plants and animals on Earth. The project was funded in part by the National Science Foundation.
Animated videos about the Universe, Planet Earth, Atoms, The Big Bang, Supernovas, Black Holes, Dinosaurs, mRNA vaccines, the COVID-19 Coronavirus and more. The seven young boys and girls from The Race to the Big Bang and The Stardust Mystery Books and the MissionKT and Building the Universe video gamesm are the stars of the videos.
BOOKS: Illustrated time-travel adventures with nonfiction science for children 8 to 14 year old. SCIENCE VIDEOS: On the STARDUST MYSTERY YouTube Channel. SHORT STORIES: On science topics from the Big Bang to the Pandemic. TheStardustMystery.com/Educators/ JIGSAW LESSONS: On Stardust (atoms), History of Planet Earth, Our Place in the Universe, and The COVID-19 Coronavirus. TheStardustMystery.com/Educators/ #Best STEM books, #middle school science, #Purple Dragonfly Award

WEB SITES

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A place to find ideas and resources for middle school science teachers
Teachers and creators of science education resources share their ideas. The group has 15,700 members.

FACEBOOK PAGES/GROUPS

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FREE Sustainable Agriculture Lesson for Grades 9-12
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Our videos, stories and Jigsaw Learning Pages were created as part of our National Science Foundation project. For abstracts and links to our TRUE SCIENCE STORIES FOR KIDS follow us on https://Instagram.com/TheStardustMystery/.

The stories, told by our seven young boys and girls, weave the true science concepts into the kids’ time, space, and size-change travel adventures. See the Educators tab of our web site at https://TheStardustMystery.com Stem Resources, Educational Resources, Body Cells, Stardust, Short Stories, Middle School, Storytelling
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THE PANDEMIC’S TEACHABLE MOMENT FOR KIDS: HOW OUR BODIES CELL FACTORIES MAKE COPIES FOR THE mRNA VACCINES, THE CORONAVIRUS, AND NORMALLY REQUIRED PROTEINS. PRESENTED IN VIDEOS, SHORT STORIES, AND A BOOK
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The Stardust Mystery Project has free science videos, short stories, books and lessons for late elementary and middle school students. The two books, The Stardust Mystery and Race to the Big Bang won awards in 2021 for best children's STEM books. The science is all about atoms, how they were created during the evolution of the Universe and shared by plants and animals on Earth. The project was funded in part by the National Science Foundation.
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Explaining COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines: an Animated Story for Kids
This animated science video tells the story of the COVID-19 messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines. It is the story of the first vaccines created using genetic engineering. It is the story of gene code hacking to get our bodies’ cells to produce the protein spikes on the coronavirus surface. The protein spikes will create an immune response without causing the COVID-19 infection. The immune antibodies and other parts of the immune system will remain as protection from an attack by the complete virus.
Animated videos about the Universe, Planet Earth, Atoms, The Big Bang, Supernovas, Black Holes, Dinosaurs, mRNA vaccines, the COVID-19 Coronavirus and more. The seven young boys and girls from The Race to the Big Bang and The Stardust Mystery Books and the MissionKT and Building the Universe video gamesm are the stars of the videos. Mystery Books
THE STARDUST MYSTERY YouTube Channel: Science, Game Trailers, and Science Raps
Animated videos about the Universe, Planet Earth, Atoms, The Big Bang, Supernovas, Black Holes, Dinosaurs, mRNA vaccines, the COVID-19 Coronavirus and more. The seven young boys and girls from The Race to the Big Bang and The Stardust Mystery Books and the MissionKT and Building the Universe video gamesm are the stars of the videos.
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MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE TEACHERS FACEBOOK GROUP WITH 18,300 MEMBERS
A place to find ideas and resources for middle school science teachers
BOOKS: Illustrated time-travel adventures with nonfiction science for children 8 to 14 year old. SCIENCE VIDEOS: On the STARDUST MYSTERY YouTube Channel. SHORT STORIES: On science topics from the Big Bang to the Pandemic. TheStardustMystery.com/Educators/ JIGSAW LESSONS: On Stardust (atoms), History of Planet Earth, Our Place in the Universe, and The COVID-19 Coronavirus. TheStardustMystery.com/Educators/ #Best STEM books, #middle school science, #Purple Dragonfly Award Science For Kids
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BOOKS: Illustrated time-travel adventures with nonfiction science for children 8 to 14 year old. SCIENCE VIDEOS: On the STARDUST MYSTERY YouTube Channel. SHORT STORIES: On science topics from the Big Bang to the Pandemic. TheStardustMystery.com/Educators/ JIGSAW LESSONS: On Stardust (atoms), History of Planet Earth, Our Place in the Universe, and The COVID-19 Coronavirus. TheStardustMystery.com/Educators/ #Best STEM books, #middle school science, #Purple Dragonfly Award
Just after the impact, the kids watched from their time ship as a huge plume of rocks and dust were kicked up by the asteroid. Some of it went all the way to the moon. Then everything spread out and Earth’s gravity started pulling it back to the surface. The rocks hit the Earth’s atmosphere like billions and billions of meteors all getting hot at the same time and heating up the sky. The immense heat is what killed the dinosaurs. Animals that lived underground and some sea life survived. Our Planet, Planet Earth, T Rex, Sea Life, Dominant
WHAT KILLED THE DINOSAURS: THE ASTEROID THAT HIT PLANET EARTH AND GAVE MAMMALS A CHANCE TO DOMINATE
Dinosaurs had ruled the Earth for 165 million years up until the time when a huge asteroid hit our planet 65 million years ago. In this story, the Cosmic Kids visit the time of that event and see the dinosaurs before the impact. Then they escape to a safe distance in their time ship to see the asteroid hit Earth and create a fiery storm on the surface. They return years later to see the sea life and mammals that survived the impact. But the dinosaurs were gone.
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All about atoms, their creation during the evolution of the universe and their sharing among plants and animals during the history of Planet Earth. Stories and videos about the coronavirus and the mRNA vaccines, too. Middle School Student, Pandemic Book, Short Stories Online, Author Tools
TheStardustMystery.com: Award-Winning Books, YouTube Videos and online Lessons for kids
From the Big Bang to mRNA Vaccines: We are made of Stardust that was once in the bodies of Albert Einstein and the Last T-Rex. Transmedia storytelling for late elementary and middle school students in award-winning books, videos, short stories, and online jigsaw lessons. Funded in part by the National Science Foundation.
Seven girl and boy characters have different stories to tell and star in different videos. Links are on the COVID-19 Coronavirus Learning Page. Students choose their character and learn what the character has discovered about the Pandemic, the Coronavirus, and the revolutionary genetically engineered mRNA vaccines. The same characters meet to compare notes. Then all characters meet to put the whole story of the virus and the vaccines together. Grandpa has a story on genetic engineering too. Boy Character, Genetics
THE COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS AND THE mRNA VACCINES EXPLAINED FOR KIDS
Seven girl and boy characters have different stories to tell and star in different videos. Links are on the COVID-19 Coronavirus Learning Page. Students choose their character and learn what the character has discovered about the Pandemic, the Coronavirus, and the revolutionary genetically engineered mRNA vaccines. The same characters meet to compare notes. Then all characters meet to put the whole story of the virus and the vaccines together. Grandpa has a story on genetic engineering too.