How do I begin?!?
I've spent my summer talking with teachers from coast to coast and the one thing pretty much EVERYONE has is common is that this first day of school will be like no other. I get a lot of questions about how to get started with Go2Science and what the schedule "should" look like. The good news is we designed Go2Science to be adaptable so you can vary its content and pacing to fit YOUR needs! In fact, with so much going on this fall, an asynchronous first mission might be a great way to take off a bit of pressure.
Some schools are planning to use Go2Science content on their remote learning days and may stretch out the mission to last 12 weeks, showing one field video a week and doing that video's related lessons. We love their ingenuity!
What's in a mission?
What's a "Live Mission?"
The mission you see when you first log in is always the "featured" or "live mission." Right now, that's Mission: Dinosaur! It is the only mission that will have active livestream and vote features. We'll share live mission materials with you over a six week span but they will remain available all school year. You may also choose to do older missions (available by clicking the down arrow next to the missions tab at the top of the page--see below). There will always be six visible missions with the live mission in the upper left. As we share new live missions, the mission in the lower left will cease to be available so plan accordingly. Note: If multiple grade levels are using Go2Science, consider all using the live mission (even asynchronously) as it helps build a positive school culture, prevents students from experiencing repeated missions (spoiling the illusion of being live), AND gives teachers the opportunity to share planning and prep through vertical teaming.
Meet Beth and Curtis!
Presidential Award-Winning teacher and hula hoop fanatic, Beth loves bringing real world science to kids! Beth is fascinated by engineering challenges, technology, and outdoor learning spaces. After 25 years teaching kindergarten, she’s excited to share her passion and experience on-line with classrooms from around the world!