BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – The Mall of America is getting a visit from famous scientist and educator Bill Nye the Science Guy.
The event is being billed as the world's largest flipped classroom. A flipped classroom transfers classroom focus from the teacher to the student, by allowing students to view lectures and tutorials online, then work to complete assignments with teachers. 85% of teachers who've flipped their classroom have seen improved grades, according to SOPHIA.ORG.
Nye will be at the Mall of America rotunda Sunday, February 23. Science demonstrations start at 1p.m. Teachers, parents and students are being urged to bring laptops. You can prepare for the event by watching Nye's tutorial on Atmospheric Pressure in advance.
Nye has been touring the country for SOPHIA.ORG's "Get Schooled with Bill Nye" campaign. The program offers high school students a chance to get a jumpstart on college by taking a free online college-level course.