Supporting Students’ Science Learning During COVID-19 School Closures

Posted on March 17, 2020

During the COVID-19 crisis, many families are looking for helpful educational resources. There are many opportunities to engage in safe, meaningful science learning in your home and neighborhood. Science teachers, district science coordinators, and other science education leaders are working to provide advice and resources to support families. 

These resources might be useful to educators, families, and educational leaders. They were developed by members of the Council of State Science Supervisors (CSSS). Many of the links below connect to editable versions of each document. Please adapt the resources as necessary for your context. 

Overview:  Supporting  science learningAdvice for  FamiliesAdvice for StudentsSample Learning MenuLayout Version of Resources, for Printing
Doc |  PDFDoc  |  PDFPDFFor Families
For Students
ChuukeseDoc  |  PDFDoc  |  PDFFor Families
For Students
EnglishDoc  |  PDFDoc  |  PDFDoc  |  PDFDoc |  PDFAll Resources
Japanese 日本語Doc  |  PDFDoc  |  PDFFor Families
For Students
Korean   한국어Doc  |  PDFDoc  |  PDFFor Families
For Students
Spanish   Español  Doc  |  PDFDoc  |  PDFDoc  |  PDFFor Families
For Students
TagalongDoc  |  PDF
For Families
TonganDoc  |  PDFDoc  |  PDFFor Families
For Students

These documents have been authored by members of the Council of State Science Supervisors (CSSS). Each member of CSSS directs efforts to improve school science and ensure excellence and equity in science education. The resources are guided by a focus on equity and are framed through a lens of socio-emotional health. CSSS members will improve and update these resources over time. Many more are in active development. We will host them here on this page. 

Please note: Any documents or resources developed do not represent official CSSS documents approved by the Board, but rather they are collective efforts to identify and develop resources needed by the community at this time.

Thank you!!

The developers of these materials extend the deepest gratitude for the following individuals who made voluntary contributions to translating these documents to extend accessibility to as many families and students as possible:

  • Arabic – Jeanane Charara & Fatima Charara
  • Chuukese – Joanna Jacob
  • Japanese – Marian Okada
  • Korean – Mi Young You
  • Spanish – Daniel Alcazar-Roman
  • Tagalog – Nel Vezon
  • Tongan – Milika Meli and Michael Meli

Updated: 4 April 2020, Version 1.1