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As COVID-19 spreads throughout the country, more and more schools are canceling classes and shifting their in-person instructional time online. Many classroom teachers are now trying to understand the ins-and-outs of "distance learning" for the first time and looking for free online resources for schools. What does instruction look like? How do teachers ensure students are still receiving high-quality education? What if the teachers do not have the time or resources to present difficult scientific concepts?

The good news is: help is available! Cranbrook Institute of Science has curated some useful learning resources, linked by topic on the right, that can be used to help augment the "home school" experience. We'll be adding to the lists, providing educational videos via our website and social media platforms, and more. 

At Home Virtual Learning Highlight of the Week

Every week we'll highlight a useful learning resource. This week, did you know that Mercury orbits the sun once every 88 Earth days? That means you’d get a birthday just about every three months if you lived there! Learn about this, and the other wonders of Mercury, as our Planetarium Program Presenter, Jan Fiolka, makes his first stop on our planet tour.

Tour of the Planets: Mercury