Digital Education Program Guide

Because we value safety as much as we value education, all digital lessons are delivered live through a secure platform, allowing for an interactive environment where participants can actively engage. To support continued learning, each program comes with a participant guide including information about materials needed and extension activities.

Announcing an all-new virtual field trip from the Saint Louis Science Center!

Did you know dinosaurs lived in Antarctica? How do scientists study fossils in such an extreme environment? Work as a team to solve the challenges a paleontologist faces while excavating fossils in Antarctica throughout this phenomena-based program!

Paleo Engineers: Dinosaurs of Antarctica is a multi-contact, standards-based virtual experience that challenges students to solve a real-world problem while exploring the engineering process. Students will have the opportunity to watch the film Dinosaurs of Antarctica, then develop tools that help paleontologists tackle challenges that they face when excavating fossils in extreme environments.

Included in this program is a 45 minute at-home or in-class film screening, access to Padlet with project resources, and a 45-minute, virtual ‘live’ session with a Saint Louis Science Center educator.

Film Description: Dinosaurs of Antarctica will introduce audiences to the amazing and bizarre prehistoric creatures that inhabited Antarctic forests and swamps hundreds of millions of years ago. With major support provided by the National Science Foundation, the film follows a team of paleoecologists on a quest to understand the southern continent’s profound transformation, from a warm and bio-diverse Mesozoic to the frozen desert we know today.

Suggested grade levels: 6th-8th
Cost: $175
Duration: 90 minutes

To register for this Dinosaurs of Antarctica program, call us at 314.286.4644.


All programs below last 45-60 minutes and cost $175.00 per lesson. To book your program, e-mail or call 314-289-4439 for further program inquiries.


Red Rover, Mars Rover

It’s hard to walk on Mars, so it’s better to drive. Help astronauts make it across the surface of Mars by using the Engineering Design Process to bring the best Mars rover on over! Create a moving land rover that has all the features astronauts need for their journey.
NGSS K-2: K-2-ETS1-1, K-2-ETS1-2 , & K-2-ETS1-3
NGSS 3-5: 3-5-ETS1-1, 3-5-ETS1-2, & 3-5-ETS1-3
NGSS 6-8: MS-ETS1-2 & MS-ETS1-3

Sky Stories

Humans love to tell tales, but before books and movies, stories were in the stars. Discover how the night sky has been used to inspire human endeavors and to pass down stories through generations. Put yourself in the sky by creating your own constellation. What story do YOU want
to tell?
NGSS K-2: 1-ESS1-1
NGSS 3-5: 5-ESS1-1

Creating the Moon

What makes our moon special? Re-create the moon’s surface and its craters as you discover where the moon came from and how it was shaped into what we see today. Imagine your own moon and how it could be different from the one that orbits Earth!
NGSS K-2: 1-ESS1-1
NGSS 6-8: MS-ESS1-2


Building Bridges

Bridges come in all shapes and sizes, but all have one purpose: to safely continue a path. Become a civil engineer as you observe the different materials, designs, shapes and purposes used in building. Use this information to bridge the gap between knowledge and creativity to construct your own bridge!
NGSS K-2: K-2-ETS1-1, K-2-ETS1-2, K-2-ETS1-3

Constellation Imagination

When it comes to imagination, the sky is the limit (literally). Humans have used their imagination to tell stories in the stars for thousands of years. Fly off to different constellations in the night sky and hear the stories of their origin. Create your own constellation and tell your own fantastic stories!
NGSS K-2: 1-ESS1-1

Nature’s Design

Patterns are everywhere in our world, and many of them were not designed by humans. Explore the importance of patterns in nature as you use your environment to create a new design of natural materials. Craft your own beautiful pattern, replicating techniques of geometric balance and symmetry found in nature.
NGSS K-2: 1-ESS1-1


Fossil Frenzy!

Discover how fossils are formed and how they allow us to see into the past to study what life on Earth was like ages ago. Create a fossil of your own to preserve a moment in time and give future archaeologist a glimpse into your world.
NGSS 3-5: 4-ESS1-1, 3-LS4-1

Pollination Creation

When you stop to smell flowers, BEE aware that pollinators make it possible! Design a pollination system to observe how insects attract pollen. They might seem flighty, but humans rely on these little critters every day!
NGSS K-2: 2-LS2-2
NGSS 3-5: 4-LS1-1
NGSS: 6-8: MS-LS1-4

Walk on the Wild Side

You share your neighborhood with more than just humans, wildlife lives there too! Observe the critters in your area and familiarize yourself with the animals just outside of your front door. Explore the places animals live and where else you might find them.


Minds and Muscles

Your use your body in every aspect of your life, but make no mistake: it’s your brain that’s in control. Explore the way your body moves while learning how your brain affects which hand you throw with, which eye you wink with, and how fast you can react to moving objects. How coordinated is YOUR brain to body connection?
NGSS 3-5: 4-LS1-1, 4-LS1-2
NGSS 6-8: MS-LS1-8

Shapes and Structures

How do buildings reach high into the sky? How does a bridge support a truck without collapsing? The answer is simple; by using different shapes!
NGSS K-2: K-2-ETS1-2

Kitchen Chemistry

Got a kitchen? You’ve got a chemistry lab! Experience important physical and chemical changes in nonNewtonian fluids and rapid decomposition. Become a scientist by creating chemical reactions in your own home!
NGSS K-2: 2-PS1-1
NGSS 3-5: 5-PS1-3, 5-PS1-4
MGSS 6-8: MS-PS1-2


Game On: Early Access

Create a world all your own! Explore the basics of game design with our experienced instructors. Perfect for beginners to connect their imaginations with the languages of game design and development.
NGSS K-2: K-2-ETS1-1
NGSS 3-5: 3-5-ETS1-1
NGSS 6-8: MS-ETS1-1

Game On: Full Release

Level up to the next dimension of game development. Armed with the knowledge from Game On: Early Access, enhance your digital world with new characters, sprites and other exciting features.
NGSS K-2: K-2-ETS1-1
NGSS 3-5: 3-5-ETS1-1
NGSS 6-8: MS-ETS1-1

3D Designer

Develop the expertise to transform digital designs into tangible products. Most revolutionary products have to start with a plan, and what better way to design small or large scale projects then by employing 3D computer aided drafting, or CAD software.
NGSS K-2: K-2-ETS1-1
NGSS 3-5: 3-5-ETS1-1
NGSS 6-8: MS-ETS1-1

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