Source: The Oak Ridger | November 12, 2020

The exterior of the American Museum of Science and Energy.

Credit: Michael Patrick/News Sentinel

The American Museum of Science and Energy recently started offering virtual lessons for classrooms in which a scientist or educator will demonstrate interactive science lessons with students.

Classes on physics, gravity, the environment and materials are available, among others, a news release stated. Those who are interested should email AMSEoutreacheducation@gmail.com or contact the museum. The classes were made available with a grant from CNS/Y-12, according to a news release.

The classes began in late October with AMSE and Oak Ridge elementary schools and are available now wherever there’s an internet connection with video capability. The classes come with materials that help bring the lessons to life for students via video conferencing, as well.

The Smithsonian-affiliated museum has offered education and outreach programs to the community since it opened in 1949, but the ongoing pandemic has forced AMSE to close its doors to the visits from school groups. With that in mind, leaders at the museum looked for ways to bring their learning materials to classrooms.

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