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Mystic Aquarium's Online Educational Resources

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STEM for Kids Online Resources

Mystic Aquarium is sharing fun and free resources for families to access from home through our "STEM Mentoring for the Planet" program. This week's theme is STEM in Sports.

The World of Sports

Visit the DK findout! website to learn more about all your favorite sports. Read fun facts, take quizzes, and explore interactive photos.

Math in Sports

Explore the important role of math in sports with dozens of fun videos and other resources from PBS Kids Cyberchase.

How Fast Can You Stack? 

Learn about the amazing sport of cup stacking (also speed stacking or sport stacking) in this fun video. After you learn the basics, give it a try at home!

Explore the Science of Football 

Tune in on Tuesday, April 7, at 10:30 AM EDT for a Movement and Motion livestream presented by the Pro Football Hall of Fame via CILC. This highly interactive program is recommended for grades 1–5.

Swimming vs. Soccer

Listen to this Smash Boom Best podcast episode to find out which sport is tops. Is it swimming, the splashy, life-saving skill, or soccer, the popular game of strategy and speed?    

Play Bottle Cap Hockey

Explore sports science and see how many points you can score with your bottle caps in this table hockey activity from The Ruff Ruffman Show.    

Play Paper Football

Use items from around your home to build your own goalposts and paper footballs. Experiment with different shapes to see how far you can flick your homemade footballs.    

Visit Mystic Aquarium on Facebook Live 

Don't forget, you can tune into Mystic Aquarium's daily Facebook Live to hear from the staff and visit some of the animals in their care, daily at 11 am EDT.

More Resources 

You can also visit the STEM for Kids webpage for more of our favorite STEM collections, games, videos, virtual field trips, hands-on activities, e-books, podcasts and more. 

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