MOSH’s new program educating, engaging local kids online during pandemic

MOSH's new program educating, engaging local kids online during pandemic

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The doors of Jacksonville’s Museum of Science and History were locked Tuesday.

MOSH is shut down during the pandemic.

Local mom Lauren Lynch told Action News Jax it’s one of many changes she’s noticed because of coronavirus.

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She added that keeping kids entertained is hard while stuck at home.

Lynch said, “That’s tough because she asks about the park everyday. My son, I want him to get out and start walking, and be outside.

In response to COVID-19, MOSH made their content available in all local homes.

MOSH Connect, the museum’s new program, has educational experiments, video demonstrations and downloadable activity sheets.

All of the content is online and free.

One of the posted activities is a catapult built with Popsicle sticks, rubber bands and a plastic fork.

The lesson is designed to demonstrate Newton’s 3 Laws of Motion.

Lynch said she’ll be exploring MOSH Connect with her kids.

She explained it’s an option to keep her kids occupied and safe inside.