Today’s featured book: Hi, Koo! : a year of seasons

Monthly archive for May2014

Today’s featured book: Hi, Koo! : a year of seasons

Today’s featured book Hi, Koo! : a year of seasons presented by Koo and Jon J Muth. Haiku poems about the four seasons.

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NYSCI and University of Wisconsin-Madison Collaborate on New Project

Leaning over a multitouch table, middle schoolers examine a digital underwater environment, shifting blocks across the screen and building lures to capture computerized fish. While the game introduces engineering principles and logic through an entertaining vehicle, the surface of the table is only half the…

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Caroline Placzek at the White House Science Fair

On May 27, Caroline Placzek, a NYSCI Maker Space resident and former Explainer, attended the 2014 White House Science Fair. Caroline has worked at NYSCI for six years as an Explainer, and most recently as a Maker Space resident through the Science Career Ladder Institute….

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New Report Highlights Urgent Need for Ocean Science Literacy

Threatened coastlines, resource depletion and environmental health are urgent concerns for us all. These ocean-related issues have direct impacts on the lives of humans, however, our understanding of the ocean, known as ocean literacy, remains elusive. NYSCI assembled a diverse consortium of scientists, educators and…

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“No one can overestimate what this ambitious institution may in time accomplish.”

From the time the City of New York first committed to building a Hall of Science at the 1964-65 World’s Fair, it was with the understanding that a post-Fair expansion would be required to transform the Hall of Science from a World’s Fair pavilion into…

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Save $100 on your next Birthday Party!

Book your next birthday party at NYSCI and SAVE $100! Mention code “Birthdays 2014” at time of booking. Subject to availability. Members save even more. Join and save $150! Party must be booked by 9/30/14 and take place by 12/31/14. Not valid on previously booked…

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Honorary Doctorate Recipient Margaret Honey

Congratulations to NYSCI’s President and CEO, Margaret Honey, for receiving an honorary doctorate from Bank Street Graduate School of Education. Bank Street College, located in New York City, is an internationally recognized leader in early childhood education, a pioneer in improving the quality of classroom…

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June 22: Member Open House

NYSCI’s 50th Anniversary Celebration June 22, 2014 11 am – 4 pm Join us in celebrating our 50th anniversary with a day packed with family friendly activities, including face painting, balloon twisting, free access to the Science Playground, and more! SAVE 20% You’ll also receive an extra member…

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Group Admissions

Pricing and Directions   Group Reservations Ph: (718) 699-0301, Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm, or inquire after hours.   Hours Monday – Friday, 9:30 am – 5 pm Saturday & Sunday, 10 am – 6 pm   Admission Pricing Admission Fees for…

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Today’s featured book: Curious George plants a tree

Today’s featured book: Curious George plants a tree by Monica Perez, illustrated in the style of H.A. Rey by Anna Grossnickle Hines. The mischievous monkey learns about protecting the environment by planting trees and recycling paper. Includes tips on conserving energy and resources. With 20…

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Education & Group Visit Guide

Use our Education and Group Visit Guide to help you plan a field trip to NYSCI. Learn about our various activities including our daily science demonstrations, exhibitions, outdoor activities, and programs and workshops. Download Guide

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Daily Demonstrations

NYSCI Explainers demonstrate the exciting properties of chemistry, physics, biology, and more right before your eyes during these interactive 15-minute demonstrations. Engaging explanations combine with audience participation to make live science demonstrations an enjoyable learning experience for all ages. Free with NYSCI admission. Demonstration Schedule:…

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Today’s Featured book: DNA by Alvin Silverstein

Today’s featured book: DNA by Alvin Silverstein. For grades 5-8. Explains the structure and function of DNA, including how heredity works, how scientists read code, and the treatment of diseases caused by genetic errors, and discusses relevant scientific

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Today’s featured book: Jonas Salk and the polio vaccine

Today’s featured book: Jonas Salk and the polio vaccine by Katherine Krohn ; illustrated by Al Milgrom. An account of Dr. Jonas Salk’s work to find a vaccine to prevent polio, a deadly disease that had been plaguing the U.S. and other countries throughout the…

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SciPlay at 2014 NYCMER Conference

On Monday, May 12, 2014, some of the SciPlay team attended the New York City Museum Educators Roundtable annual conference and presented a poster describing the evolution of the SciGames project, now known as the SciPlay Physics Noticing Tool. NYCMER organizes an annual conference for…

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Design Lab Activities

NEW: Enhance your field trip with a Design Lab Activity Session Design Lab, a new permanent exhibition consisting of distinct “pods”, will allow students to engage in activities, experiments and challenges that provide a deeper understanding of engineering and the design process. Design Lab encourages…

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Outdoor Activities

For a list of all our outdoor activities available to school groups and Summer camp groups, click here.

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Exhibits

For a list of all exhibits on display currently on at NYSCI, click here.

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Play Test at University of Wisconsin- Madison

Rebecca Eydt and Leilah Lyons joined the University of Wisconsin- Madison for a play test at the Games Learning and Society Center. Fifteen local middle school children from an after school program specializing in computer sciences visited in order to test out the newly finished table…

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Locomotive by Brian Floca

This Caldecott medal winner details what the first passengers experienced as they traveled West on the transcontinental railroad in the summer of 1869. Available now in the library.

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