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Virtual Camp Discovery in Fort Lauderdale

It’s a Virtual Camp Discovery and I’m so excited to share with you that recently the Museum of Discovery and Science in Fort Lauderdale launched and created their “virtual learning” videos to allow families to enjoy free daily activities, resources and high-quality educational content and videos to be consumed in the comfort of their own home. Basically, a virtual camp discovery, right from home!! 

I’ve included some of our favorite here for you to enjoy, but you can also continue to watch in the coming weeks as videos are currently released on weekdays (Monday through Friday) through MODS’ enews and on social media channels. 

FREE Virtual Camp Discovery online classes and STEM learning from MODS

STEM Lessons and FREE Virtual Learning Videos 

These fun STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) lessons and virtual video learning opportunities range from reading and hands-on activities to science demonstrations for kids of all ages to enjoy. 

You might pair some of these activities with Q&A sessions or encourage your kids to further research the topics that they are learning about. Maybe even encourage them to write an essay about what they learned. And don’t forget about the FREE Stay at Home Printable that I shared last week which can help kids to find purpose and learning in each day as they track their different activities daily.

MODS President & CEO Joseph P. Cox invites us all to enjoy this FREE Virtual Camp Discovery for kids (and hey! it’s a gift to parents as well!) as MODS brings to us some wonderful daily activities, resources, and high-quality educational content to be consumed in the comfort of your own home.

FREE Online Video Lessons, Crafts and Science Activities 

These fun STEM programs range from story time and hands-on activities to science demonstrations. Here are a few of our favorites: 

Colorful Chemistry

colorful chemistry virtual STEM lesson

This video was made possible by R-Squared Charitable Fund at the Community Foundation of Broward.

Enjoy this fun Virtual Camp Discovery chemistry lesson to learn safe and effective methods used by scientists to tell the difference between acids and bases, and learn about where these two important types of substances are present in our daily lives.


Slime of the Day

This video was made possible by  R-Squared Charitable Fund at the Community Foundation of Broward and Truist.
The slime of the day is Chocolate Slime which means that It’s time to indulge our senses with some ooey, gooey Chocolate Slime!
Watch this video to find out how they make this slime: 

How fun is that? The slime that they shared is NOT edible, but if you are looking for edible slime recipes, make sure to check out my recipe for Nutella Slime OR Slime made with Starburst candy.

Animal Meet and Greets: Meet Crash the Florida Box Turtle

This video was made possible by  R-Squared Charitable Fund at the Community Foundation of Broward and The Batchelor Foundation.

Meet Crash, the Florida Box Turtle
Florida Box Turtles (Terrapene carolina bauri ) are mostly found in Florida’s marshy, scrub, and forest habitats. They have a high domed shell and sharp front claws. Meet Crash and find out why he is called a “box turtle” and enjoy learning more about what turtles like Crash eat and other fun facts about them!

His handler even shares with us what to do should we find a turtle.

Make Popping Pom Pom Launchers

how to make a pom poms launcher

This video was made possible by R-Squared Charitable Fund at the Community Foundation of Broward, The Leighton Family and Citrix.

This is such a fun activity for kids, especially if they have some energy to release! Harness the fun and power of balloons to build a simple device that can launch pom poms for hours of fun!

With just a few supplies that you probably have around the house, including a toilet paper roll and marshmallows, this fun activity uses energy and kinetic energy examples to help kids learn and play at the same time! 


Scientastic Shows: KaBoom! Show

This video was made possible by  R-Squared Charitable Fund at the Community Foundation of Broward and the Florida Panthers Foundation.

Dr. Kaboom will entertain kids as he teaches them about the different states of matter and the many ways we can chemically change the matter around us. Viewers will witness fire, sparks and large explosions as they learn the science behind these chemical reactions.

Using humor and visual learning, Dr. Kaboom will have kids laughing and learning all at the same time! 

Dinosaur Bone Hunt

dino talks Virtual Dinosaur Learning Video

This video was made possible by  R-Squared Charitable Fund at the Community Foundation of Broward and Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital.

Camp Virtual Discovery friends and dinosaur fans will love this fun journey exploring the world of dinosaurs and the paleontologists who study their ancient remains. Taking a look at fossils including a look at several different fossils and a special appearance by Danny the velociraptor!

Sinister Sneezes

STEM Virtual Learning Video about Germs

This video was made possible by R-Squared Charitable Fund at the Community Foundation of Broward and AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF).

Perhaps the most timely lesson of all, enjoy this educational conversation about germs and viruses!! What you can’t see can hurt you, and understanding how viruses and germs spread is more important than ever.

Watch as the MODS Squad simulates how a simple sneeze can get you sick, and learn how to prevent nasty microbes from entering our bodies!

How to Make a Kazoo

This video was made possible by  R-Squared Charitable Fund at the Community Foundation of Broward, The Leighton Family and Citrix.

Such a fun way to learn about how to make a Kazoo along with ways that Kazoos use the human voice and simple acoustics to be one of the wackiest instruments we know. 

Kids can use items around the house to build their very own kazoo and create sound. (hesitating to call it music, lol!) Have the kids create a Kazoo band and put on a performance!


Storytime: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle + Toilet Paper Caterpillar activity

Hungry Caterpillar Virtual Storytime and Craft Activity

This video was made possible by R-Squared Charitable Fund at the Community Foundation of Broward, PNC Grow Up Great and A.D. Henderson Foundation.

Not only does this Camp Virtual Discovery activity provide a fun story time reading of The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, it also includes a fun craft activity where kids can learn how to make atoilet paper roll caterpillar

Head to the MOD site to print out the FREE The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activity sheet (or just view it for instructions)

Supplies for making your toilet paper roll caterpillar : Construction paper, scissors, toilet paper tube and glue

Kids always enjoy this story and thanks to this activity they can not only listen to a story time about t
hat colorful critter that could never get enough to eat – they can help him to wiggle off the pages by creating their own caterpillar from an empty roll of toilet paper!


Huge thanks to our friends at The Museum of Discovery and Science in Fort Lauderdale for putting together these fun and FREE STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) lessons and videos so that kids can continue to thrive and grow through visual and hands on learning! 

About Museum of Discovery and Science

ABOUT MODS: Founded in 1976 as the Discovery Center, today MODS is at the forefront of science education, innovation and exploration. The Museum showcases more than 300 interactive exhibits, immersive films and experiential programs. With a designated STEM Center and new aviation-themed makerspace, The Leighton Family Hangar, MODS is committed to engaging, enriching and inspiring tomorrow’s workforce – today. The Museum celebrates diversity and welcomes more than 400,000 visitors annually from all walks of life. MODS is open every day of the year, except for Thanksgiving, for its Annual Wine, Spirits and Culinary Celebration (July 24, 2020) and one day in the fall for the Annual Gala (October 24, 2020). Hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. MODS is located downtown at 401 SW Second Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312. For more information about the Museum, call 954.467.MODS (6637) or visit mods.org.

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Make sure to check out the rest of the MODS website where they also offer so many different learning opportunities including Scientastic Discovery at Home which offers access to high-quality award-winning documentary films by MacGillivray Freeman Films available for viewing on streaming platforms

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