TheBeamer Now Offering Free Online Science Resources for Remote Learning and Fun with Friends, Developed with Grants from the National Science Foundation

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Late elementary and middle school students can discover the story of Stardust and explore the science of atoms, formed by stars and passed on to them by Albert Einstein and the Last T-Rex

The Stardust Mystery Characters

TheBeamer LLC, a developer of recreational and educational products, today announced that the company is providing free access to the Stardust Mystery Online. These resources allow children at school and home to learn a fantastic science story, have fun, and enjoy safely interacting with friends, parents, and grandparents. Developed for late elementary and middle school students with grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Connecticut Innovations (CI), the Stardust Mystery Online offers: animated science videos, illustrated science stories, an on-line glossary, science questions, lesson plans, student projects, and interactive Expert Avatars. Video games and an illustrated book may be purchased.

The Stardust Mystery is the amazing 13.8-Billion-year long story of how humans are made of stardust pieces (atoms) that were once in the bodies of Albert Einstein and the Last T-Rex. The story explains how atoms, which make up human bodies, were created during the evolution of the Universe and have been shared by plants and animals during the history of planet Earth. It explores the structure, types and combinations of atoms.

"There are so many wonderful and exciting stories in science to tell,” said Dr. Peter Solomon, CEO of TheBeamer LLC. “I want to get our children interested in science by sharing those stories through the media they like best. I believe integrating science concepts into exciting stories is the best way for children to learn. I am grateful to NSF and CI for helping to support our efforts."

All the Stardust Mystery Online resources are available through TheBeamer’s web pages https://TheStardustMystery.com/kids/ and https://thestardustmystery.com/kids-projects/. The animated science videos are also on the company’s Stardust Mystery YouTube Channel (see for example: How Big Are My Atoms?). These resources employ the middle school-age Stardust Mystery Characters to tell the Stardust story. The Characters take students on riveting adventures in the Cosmic Egg (time, space, and size-change travel ship) to present scientific concepts unified in coherent stories.

More information on the Stardust Mystery resources including lesson plans can be found at https://TheStardustMystery.com/Educators/.

About TheBeamer LLC:
Established in 2014, TheBeamer is a developer of recreational and educational products. Since 2016, the company has partnered with the University of Connecticut, Sacred Heart University, Becker College, and Half Full Nelson, LLC to create the Stardust Mystery video games, animated science videos and Expert Avatars.

About the National Science Foundation's Small Business Programs:
America’s Seed Fund powered by the National Science Foundation (NSF) awards nearly $200 million annually to startups and small businesses, transforming scientific discovery into products and services with commercial and societal impact.

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