Distance Learning

Can’t make it to the Museum? Let us come to you through the power of technology! We now offer exciting, interactive distance-based learning lessons straight to your classroom computer.

Distance Learning lessons allow students and teachers the opportunity to take advantage of the Museum’s hands-on instruction using the classroom environment. The distance learning educator will teach the lesson via video conference technology.

To take advantage of these lessons, classrooms need:

  • distance learning equipment with adequate internet connection and speed

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  • a computer with a video camera (either built in or external) and a copy of SKYPE, or Facetime installed 

Each 50-minute lesson includes a kit containing a teacher packet and enough materials for up to 30 students to participate, which will arrive by mail prior to the lesson. 


    Let the Museum come to you through the power of technology! Creative Discovery Museum’s alternative energy lesson comes straight to your classroom in real time and offers your students the opportunity to interact with our instructor as they complete lab activities that cover concepts related to biofuels. We’ll ship everything you need for 30 students to complete this 50 minute lesson. All you need to supply is a pitcher of water and eager students. They will explore ocean acidification, cell walls, the carbon cycle, photosynthesis, non-food fuel crops and other concepts related to the production of sustainable sources of ethanol.
    Finding renewable, sustainable sources of energy is critically important to our nation’s future. Through three hands-on activities, students explore how scientists are using plants, microbes, DNA/genetic research, and specialized processing techniques to produce specialized fuels and recyclable products. The Center for BioEnergy Innovation provides 50 FREE lessons each year on a first come, first served basis.


  • One lesson for $150
  • Two lessons on the same day for $270
  • Three lessons on the same day $360
  • Four lessons on the same day $480

For more information, please contact Lucien at (423) 648-6057 or email him at lgs@cdmfun.org.