Scientists in Action

Grades 4 - 8: Connecting Students with Scientists

Want to take your students on an amazing field trip? Scientists in Action connects students directly with scientists during a live broadcast from field sites or research labs. During these conversations, scientists demonstrate research techniques, share new discoveries, and demystify the scientific process.

This educational telepresence creates a "being there" experience and opens a window into science careers. Students interact with and look over the shoulders of scientists who are conducting exciting, real world research.

PREVISIT VIDEO: Highlights the scientist's work so you can familiarizing your students with the content. After watching the video, have your students write down their questions for the Scientists. View archived video content by clicking here.

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  • Bird Brained

    Friday, October 9, 2015

    Tune in for science in action! Interact with scientists at work catching a variety of birds, obtaining useful biological information, and releasing them back into the wild. 

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  • Live from the International Space Station

    Thursday, October 29, 2015 

    During this live video link with the International Space Station, students will get their questions answered in real time by NASA astronaut Dr. Kjell Lindgren. Join us for this once in a lifetime opportunity!


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  • Rocketing into Space

    Wednesday, December 9, 2015

    Thursday, December 10, 2015

    We'll broadcast live from the ULA "rocket factory" to connect students with engineers, scientists and other personnel involved in building America's "rides into space." 

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