Get everything you need for a fun and engaging lesson:
Full lesson plan for Hour of Science
VR lesson for the topic
$20 Amazon shopping list for all materials
Webinars for teachers
Interactive quiz for students
Prizes for the student winners
The hero of Hour of Science: carbon and its footprint
Meet the hero
Find out the main facts about carbon.
Create non-metal electrical wires.
Knowledge is power
Share science facts about climate change.
How it works
Register for Hour of Science until November 9th.
Get a detailed lesson plan, $20 shopping list, and access to our VR/AR app.
Join an online webinar with a MEL Science teacher to get more details.
Run Hour of Science on November 10th and reward students with MEL Science certificates.
Be among the first 1000 teachers to register and get 3 MEL experiment kits for free!
Reward the most outstanding students or use them for science demonstrations.
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Still have questions?
Is it free?
Yes, the content is free; however, you will need to purchase the experiment materials. Don't worry; it is less than $20 per class, and you can buy them in any Walmart or order on Amazon with one-click.
What are the prizes?
We will send 3 boxes of MEL Lite with a safe and engaging chemistry experiment inside to the first 1,000 teachers to register.
Is it for primary/elementary or secondary schools?
We focus on primary/elementary schools, but of course, you can use Hour of Science within your secondary school classroom too.
I'm not a science expert; can I still do it?
Yes. We will provide step-by-step instructions and online training with an experienced science teacher, where you are welcome to ask questions to become more confident in the subject matter.
I'm not a teacher, but my family/club wants to participate. Can we?
Of course! We’ll gladly send you three experiment kits if you gather at least 15 people for the lesson. If your group is smaller, you can still join Hour of Science as you’ll have all of the necessary educational materials and a shopping list.
Which grade is it for?
We focus on primary/elementary schools (6–10 years old), but of course, you can use Hour of Science within any classroom.
November 10th is busy for us; can we do it another day?
Yes. Your students will, however, need to watch a recorded lesson rather than experiencing it live.
“The current crisis should serve as a wakeup call regarding the urgency for increased financing and support of scientific research and collaboration.”
UNESCO Director General's Message, 2020