When students come aboard the Seattle Children’s Research Institute’s Science Adventure Lab they not only have the opportunity to engage in authentic science experiments, but they also meet real scientists and learn how science impacts people’s lives. It is through these experiences that students learn how fun science can be and the wide range of career possibilities available to them.
We strive to bring these experiences to every eligible school in Washington state, but our capacity is limited. As featured recently on Q13 Fox, we are now able to overcome this obstacle, thanks to generous funding from a National Institutes of Health Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA), by expanding our program beyond our mobile lab with our new Science Adventure Lab website: www.adventurelab.org.
The Science Adventure Lab website provides students, teachers and families with fun interactive content that aligns with the Science Adventure Lab curriculum. Links to hands-on science activities and online educational games allow students and families to investigate science topics together or at their own pace, and animated videos created by the Science Adventure Lab team introduce students to science concepts and vocabulary. Also featured on the website is a video tour of the laboratories at Seattle Children’s Research Institute in downtown Seattle and a series of “Meet a Scientist” videos where students can learn how our scientists became interested in science and how their research improves lives.
We are delighted to be able to provide this resource as a way to support the continued science learning at home or in school for students who have had the opportunity to come aboard the Science Adventure Lab, and to spark enthusiasm for science and engage budding curiosity for those students we are not able to visit. We also recognize the importance of teacher and family support for students to realize their potential. Our hope is that teachers and families will use the website to explore science topics with their students/children and to learn about science events and resources in their neighborhood and throughout the country.
We will be continually updating the website with information about new Science Adventure Lab curriculum, science news, events and resources, games, and activities so visit often! Check out the website now at www.adventurelab.org. You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Author: Becky Howsmon, Ph.D. Senior Scientist, Science Adventure Lab