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With so much distance learning happening right now, it might be easy to think that our kid's education might take a hit this year.  With so much uncertainty in the air about the 2020-2021 school year - it certainly has crossed my mind.  After going through the incredibly difficult process of setting up my 12 year-old sons's remote learning workspace, and then having issues with lessons, logins, and the like - I wondered if he would actually be able to learn anything other PC and connectivity troubleshooting.  Great for IT students, not so much for history and/or science.

Luckily, we were able to work out the kinks and get the digital classroom up and running (for the most part).  Then I learned that the largest chimpanzee sanctuary in the world, Chimp Haven, would be helping out with some of that science stuff.  The home for so many retired chimps has announced that they will be expanding their existing lessons for elementary school students to now include middle school students as well.

According to KTBS, the "four-part series is inspired by middle school level Next Generation Science standards, which promote rich content for an internal benchmark standard for science education."  The lessons include blogs or videos to convey the information and several hands-on activities (like designing a chimpanzee enclosure) to complete the exercise.  Check them out for yourself, and/or sign your kids up right now by clicking here.

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