Children's Museum Houston
Log Number: ARPML-250945-OMLS-22
The Children's Museum Houston will address negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on science education by partnering with Houston Independent School District to produce resources for predominately low-income students in grades 1–5 and their families. All activities will align with the school district's plan for reversing consequences of a "lost" school year due to the pandemic. The program will create 30 English and Spanish educational videos, 15 downloadable bilingual activities using inexpensive or readily available materials, and 15 bilingual parent fliers to support family engagement. In addition to short-term improvements in student learning opportunities, this program will develop and strengthen a working collaboration between the museum and school district to support future projects. The museum's Board Evaluation Committee will evaluate efficacy and the museum will publish findings at informalscience.org.