DeISD Pilots Digital Programs with Perot Museum

DeSoto ISD Pilots Digital Programs with Perot Museum
Posted on 10/02/2020
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DeSoto Independent School District and the Perot Museum of Nature and Science join forces to pilot live, digital experiences that aim to provide students the opportunity to take part in programming that enhances knowledge and the love of science.

As renowned STEM education experts in the DFW area, the Perot Museum education staff is an excellent community resource whose mission is to deepen knowledge and inspire a love of science,’ said DeSoto ISD Instructional Design Lead, Danielle Moore. “Located in the heart of Dallas and just a short drive or ride from DeSoto, the Museum also serves as a center for learning and growing.”

This collaboration between DeSoto ISD and the Perot Museum has been uniquely designed to provide real-time, interactive experiences that are TEK-aligned and serve to enhance core curriculum.

“The Perot Museum is thrilled to be collaborating with DeSoto ISD Science to pilot some of our first digital school programs,” said Karin Foronda, the Perot’s Senior Manager of School Programs. “Our team of educators will be presenting fun, standards-aligned content on topics from Atmospheric Adventures to SuperHero Science. We look forward to inspiring students to not only be excited about science but to generate interest in STEM careers!”

There will be a total of four sessions for students to engage in science activities beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, October 9, 2020, and each Friday thereafter until the conclusion of the month.

The following are the features of each session:

Superhero Science – 10 a.m., Friday, October 9, 2020

It’s a bird, it’s a plane — no, it’s Superhero Science! Join Perot Museum educators as we explore force, motion, and energy to discover the science behind superheroes and their amazing powers.

TEKS: 3.6A, 4.6A, 5.6A, 6.9C, 7.7A

Grade Level Participants: 3rd-5th


Fire & Ice – 10 a.m.,  Friday, October 16, 2020

Join Perot Museum educators to learn about matter in a unique way! Students will see firsthand how matter changes when we add and remove extreme amounts of heat. The program covers states of matter, basic behavior of atoms and molecules, and physical and chemical changes.

TEKS: 3.5C, 4.5A, 5.5A, 6.5C, 7.6, 8.5E

Grade Level Participants: 6th – 8th


Atmospheric Adventure – 10 a.m., Friday, October 23, 2020

The forecast calls for wild weather! Join Perot Museum educators on a journey through Earth’s atmosphere to experience what drives weather patterns, the importance of the water cycle, and how severe weather develops. There’s a 100% chance of fun.

TEKS: 3.8AB, 4.8AB, 5.8B, 6.9A, 7.8A, 8.10AB

Grade Level Participants: 3rd-5th


Adapt to Survive – 10 a.m., Friday, October 30, 2020

Join Perot Museum educators as we talk about animals you may encounter the next time you head into the wilderness, walk in a park or explore your own backyard! Students will observe and discuss taxidermy specimens, skulls, pelts, and other natural items to uncover the ways in which animals are both physically and behaviorally adapted to survive in their habitats.

TEKS: 3.10A, 4.10A, 5.10A, 6.12E, 7.12A 

Grade Level Participants: 6th – 8th


DeSoto ISD’s science team will identify select students and teachers to attend the sessions live within the Zoom video conferencing platform. However, each event will be live-streamed on the District’s YouTube channel @DeSotoISDVideo.  All DeSoto ISD students and teachers are encouraged to attend the live stream events.