Smithsonian Voices

From the Smithsonian Museums

Melissa J. B. Rogers

Melissa Rogers develops NGSS-aligned elementary science curriculum for the Smithsonian Science Education Center. Melissa earned a BS and MS in Geophysics at Virginia Tech, with a focus on earthquake seismology. She has classroom teaching experience at the high school, community college, and four-year college levels. 

Using Empathy for Animals to Engage Young Children in Early Engineering Education

How do you introduce engineering practices and skills to young learners? Smithsonian educators suggest it starts with empathy.