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Scientific Inquiry as a Time Machine

In late May, 20 high school students spent a Saturday at NYSCI conducting hands-on activities for museum visitors. Activities included a self-inflating balloon, dry ice bubbles, elephant toothpaste and more. The event was part of an apprenticeship program with ExpandEd called Scientific Inquiry as a…

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SUBMERGE! NYC Marine Science Festival

NYSCI has partnered with Hudson River Park to bring a free science festival to New York City residents. SUBMERGE! NYC Marine Science Festival is a daylong festival devoted to understanding our coastal waters. This inspiring day of interactive science will take place on the waterfront…

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Scenes from the New York Hall of Science in Queens, New York

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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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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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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New SciPlay App Needs Teachers

Be a part of the SciPlay Physics Noticing Tool (PNT) research. SciPlay PNT is a mobile app that will reveal the hidden physics of the playground. With a little technology, SciPlay PNT can turn typical playground activities into powerful educational tools. We’ve worked with designers…

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SciPlay Information Request

Are you a teacher? Student? Parent? Researcher? SciPlay has a range of projects and resources centered around play and playful STEM learning. Fill out the information request to find out more. 

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STEM Integration

To increase student learning, new reform initiatives are emphasizing connections between and among STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) subjects. But there has been little research on how best to integrate the subjects or what factors would make this approach most successful. A new report…

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Explainer TV

An SCL Institute initiative, Explainer TV engages Explainers in learning digital media production that highlights the Explainers, science, and NYSCI. Explainers become video producers and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) advocates as they learn video production skills. They create short videos, beginning with storyboarding, writing, interviewing, lighting,…

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The Science Career Ladder: 1986 – 2010

Download Report   This report documents the development and dissemination of the Science Career Ladder (SCL), the signature program of NYSCI. Its intent is to inform other museums interested in starting or enhancing their own Explainer programs, and to add to knowledge in the informal…

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Weird Science: Grades 1–2

Explore the weird and fascinating world of science with fun hands-on activities.

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Franken–Science: Grades 3–4

Become a mad scientist and perform a series of experiments that will make your hair stand on end.

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Chronoleap is now ready to download!

Remember when NYSCI had a bunch of extinct technologies out for hands-on display during our Summer Chronoleap: technolution event? Now the beta version of Chronoleap is ready to download along with a stack of free games that will transport you into a virtual version of the 1964/65…

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Weird Science: Grades 1–2

Explore the weird and fascinating world of science with fun hands-on activities.

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Franken–Science: Grades 3–4

Become a mad scientist and perform a series of experiments that will make your hair stand on end.

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Making Meaning Symposium at NYSCI

The 2012 Making Meaning Symposium As the host site for World Maker Faire, NYSCI has been convening national leaders in conversations about learning and engagement as they relate to young people’s passions about making. The first two conferences, funded by Time Warner Cable, the National…

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BioBus

Board the BioBus, New York’s mobile research microscope laboratory, and use some of the most powerful microscopes in the world.

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Explaining Science: An Intro to the Science Career Ladder

The New York Hall of Science’s signature education program, the Science Career Ladder, is a model for teacher preparation.

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Early Childhood & Early Elementary Workshops

Enrich your pre-K – 2 field trip with a workshop on bubbles, buoyancy, color, the five senses or classification.

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Elementary to Middle School Workshops

Enrich your field trip with workshops on sports and physics, microbiology, optical illusions, simple machines, or light and color.

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