This free broadcast is interactive! Students get to see and hear the Academy expert, and teachers will enter comments and questions into a text-based chat window.

bet36体育在线真的吗Planet Earth is an incredibly unique place in our solar system. For one, it is the only planet that supports a diverse system of life! Earth has been able to support and take care of both plants and animals, including humans. So, how do we humans take care of Earth just like it takes care of us?

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bet36体育在线真的吗We offer multiple sessions of this free event to serve various bell schedules and time zones.

Dates: Select Wednesday, April 22 or Thursday, April 23
Times: Select 9:10am or 10:10am PT (12:10pm or 1:10pm ET)
Duration: 45 minutes
Target Audience: 4th-8th grade

What to Expect
Educators observing food waste

In this webinar, students will take on the role of Planet Heroes as they build and reflect upon their own ideas about one of the biggest impacts on Earth’s ecosystems: feeding all humans. bet36体育在线真的吗 Throughout the program, students will be challenged to design simple, personal solutions for minimizing those impacts while meeting the needs of humans, plants, and other animals on our planet. Specific challenges that students will design solutions for involve changing food choices and reducing food waste. By the end of the program, they will create their own Planet Hero Action Plan to implement one of their solutions into their lives!

Once registered, we'll email you this bet36体育在线真的吗 two weeks before the event so you can prepare your students.

Materials to Prepare

Registered teachers: please prepare the following for each student so that they can practice scientific sketching during the broadcast!

  • a pencil
  • a worksheet or science notebook
  • a set of printed double sided
Pre-Activity (~30-60 minutes)

bet36体育在线真的吗Have you ever thrown away food after a meal? Have you ever thrown away a whole piece of food? What are some of the reasons you threw away that food?

During this Food Waste Audit lesson, students will identify where they are wasting food in their daily lives. Modifications can be made to the lesson plan for shorter activity time.

Technology required

To participate, you must have the following technology available:

  • Desktop, laptop computer, or tablet
  • Strong internet connection; a wired connection is preferable
  • Free videoconferencing software installed in advance
  • Projector
  • Speakers
Frequently Asked Questions

I'm new to Distance Learning from the Academy. What is a Special Live Event?
A Special Live Event is a live, interactive virtual learning experience connecting many classrooms around the world with Academy educators, all sharing a single chatroom. Your students will be able to watch and participate in activities during this live streaming event, but will not be on camera and will not talk directly to us using a microphone. Instead, your class will have the opportunity to submit thoughts, observations, and questions via a chat box.

Is there a cost?
Special Live Events are free for all participating! However, you must register in advance in order to get the link to the shared chatroom. Many events fill to capacity.

Who can participate?
Special Live Events are designed for student groups, and are tailored to specific grade ranges. You may be located anywhere on the globe to participate over an internet connection, but note that we deliver programs during the day in the Pacific Time Zone.

Do I need to download anything to connect?
Yes. We use  videoconferencing software to connect. You will need to download this free software before the day of the event.

Will I receive a confirmation email?
Once you submit your registration form, you will receive an email with a copy of your registration. This is your confirmation email. Two weeks before the event, you will receive a prep document and information on how to connect with us.

Can the date/time of Special Live Events be adjusted?
bet36体育在线真的吗 No, these events are predetermined by our educators' and/or special guests' schedules. We offer repeated sessions for each event, often on sequential dates, in order to serve various academic calenders, bell schedules, and time zones.

I registered for an event, but now I'd prefer one of the other available sessions. Can I switch my date/time for the event?
Simply email us at to make any adjustments to your registration, and we'll do our best to fit you in.

My class isn't able to join any of the currently scheduled Special Live Events. Do you have other Distance Learning opportunities?
Yes! You may schedule a private session for a small fee. We have a menu of Virtual Programsbet36体育在线真的吗 for K-8 classrooms. Your students will be able to talk directly with educators using a web camera and microphone. Availability is limited due to our educators' teaching calendar; submit your request in advance!

Our 2020-2021 Special Live Events schedule will be available in September.

Grades: 4th Grade - 8th Grade
Program Duration: 45 minutes
Price: Free
Time Slots: 9:10 am, 10:10 am