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Back to school science resources for parents & teachers

Whether learning is in person, virtual, or a mix of both, here's a list of five resources parents and teachers can utilize this fall.
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BUFFALO, N.Y. — With back to school taking on a different feel this year, many national organizations have developed new programs for parents and teachers to help students continue their education in new and innovative ways. 

Below is a list and brief description of some science resources available this fall. 

1. NOAA's National Marine Sanctuaries - take a dive under the water in this virtual reality series to explore different marine habitats! Each lesson plan breaks down the local ecosystem and how researchers gather data under the water. 

2. NASA - for students fascinated with the night sky, this organization has put together a series of E-Books, activities and Podcasts for all ages. 

3. Data in the Classroom - this branch of NOAA provides you with data straight from their satellites and imagery data to put to use in the classroom. Topics include El Niño , sea level, water quality and coral bleaching. This is geared towards older students, but resources can be applied in all grades. 

4. National Science Foundation - these NSF-supported science resources include lessons for all grades pre-K through 12. There are worksheets, virtual lessons and apps you can download straight to your device. 

5. Experiments with Elyse - Storm Team 2's very own Elyse Smith has a series of videos where she performs experiments and weather lessons you can do from the comfort of your home. They're simple, fun and for all ages! 

And teachers! Don't forget about Storm Team 2... they're available for virtual classroom visits to answer student's questions about the weather and can even perform a live experiment. Feel free to contact Elyse Smith at Elyse.Smith@wgrz.com for more information.  

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