Free Distance Learning Programs for April 7-10

Join us for free programs this week!  Please note that we are more than happy to book private sessions with classrooms.  Learn more about our distance learning offerings here and contact sarah.cahill@mysticseaport.org for more information. 

*As of April 7th, we will require registration prior to joining sessions.  Please be sure to take just a moment to register for each program you would like to attend. Only one registration per household per program is needed.  You will receive an email from "Mystic Seaport Education" that will contain the link to the program and the passcode needed to enter the Zoom Room.  If you have any trouble, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at krystal.rose@mysticseaport.org.*

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Tuesday, April 7th at 12:45 pm: Phases of the Moon
Recommended Ages:  Grades 3-8

Using hands-on activities and real-world math problems, students will learn about the phases of the moon and its relationship to Earth. We'll talk about scale models, tides, eclipses and much more!  This week, our Phases of the Moon program is being offered through the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (https://www.cilc.org/).  To sign up for this program in advance, please register here!   

Click here for NGSS Standards
Click here for pre and post worksheets
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Tuesday, April 7th at 2 pm: Knot Tying (Part 2) with Sarah
Recommended Ages:  All Ages

Join Sarah Clement, Museum Rigger, in an interactive class on knot tying. Come to the session with your own piece of rope so you can practice along. Learn different types of knots used on the Museum vessels, how particular knots are better for specific purposes, and review proper terminology.

Click here to register for this program!
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Wednesday, April 8th at 10 am: Artifact Investigation with Krystal
Recommended Ages:  Grades 3-8

This program features a Museum Educator who will guide students through the analysis of primary source documents and artifacts to help develop historical thinking skills.  Have paper and a pencil and be prepared to sketch and write.  *This program will use different artifacts from the previous week's version of this program, but the beginning content about the Museum's collections will be similar.*  

Click here for CCSS Connections.
Click here for CT Social Studies Frameworks Connections.

Click here to register for this program!

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Wednesday 2 pm: Night Sky Update for the Week
Recommended Ages:  All Ages

Join us to explore the spring night sky! We will share information about the moon, visible planets, and the constellations that are visible this time of year - where they are and how to find them in the sky. By the end of our program, you'll have everything you need for some backyard stargazing!  Planet profile for the week will be Mars!  Tune in to find out the constellation of the week...

Click here to register for this program!

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Thursday 2 pm: Program Info Coming Soon!

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Friday 10 am: Scaling the Solar System with Brian
Recommended Ages:  6th Grade and Up

Some concepts in Astronomy are difficult to convey simply due to the vastness of outer space, or the fact that some objects in our universe are massively larger than Earth. However, small-scale models are a powerful way to overcome these hurdles. In this session, we will use a variety of models and methods to devise fun ways to express astronomical distances, and also to compare the different sizes of celestial bodies.

Click here for NGSS Standards

Click here to register for this program!

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Friday 3 pm: Preservation Corner: Tool Sharpening (Part 2) with Chris Sanford
Recommended Ages:  High School to Adult

Join Museum shipwright Chris Sanders to explore the fundamentals of sharpening different hand tools, including hand planes and chisels. Learn how to create and maintain a razor sharp edge. Chris will be able to answer select questions from the viewers.

Click here to register for this program!

Details

Date
Tuesday, April 07, 2020 - Friday, April 10, 2020
Time
Times vary, please check individual event.
Where
Please register for Zoom link and passcode.
Cost
Free
Details

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Please register for each program in the links above.