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Urban Advantage Parent Coordinators having a blast!

The family component of any school is vital to enhancing the school culture and student performance. Because of this, Urban Advantage works with the school’s parent coordinators, teachers, and administrators to support family engagement through science activities. This past week the New York Hall of Science invited…

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Innovation Institute

The New York Hall of Science: Creativity, Invention and Social Justice from Ford Foundation on Vimeo. The Ford Foundation has highlighted NYSCI’s work on their website with a special video about the Innovation Institute. This NYSCI program, which is funded by the National Science Foundation…

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Urban Advantage Professional Development for Teachers

Karen Saur, Professional Development Supervisor talks about NYSCI’s involvement in the Urban Advantage program. The goal of Urban Advantage is to support and improve teaching and learning in public school science education. Urban Advantage is a standards-based partnership program designed to improve students’ understanding of…

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Big Science Days

Bring NYSCI to your school or district-wide event for a Big Science Day. Each Big Science Day includes six STEM-related, floor or tabletop activities facilitated by NYSCI staff for rotating groups of up to 300 – 400 participants. All activity materials are provided. Fee: $5,000…

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Maker Lab Series

NYSCI in partnership with National Grid has created a Maker Lab series for elementary and middle school students at the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Queens in Richmond Hill, Queens. The Maker Lab series, led by NYSCI staff, will consist of five workshops where…

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SciPlay at Maker Faire 2014

On September 20 and 21, NYSCI hosted the 5th annual World Maker Faire New York, our biggest annual event. Described as the greatest show and tell show on earth, there were over 800 exhibits, presentations, and performances by Makers and over 85,000 visitors. This year…

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SciPlay Summer Institute 2014

SciPlay invited 18 New York City middle school science teachers to take part in the SciPlay Summer Institute at NYSCI in August 2014. The goal was to explore the use of playground experiences to teach middle school science, such as topics on energy, simple machines, motion, and force….

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NYSCI NOTICING TOOLS: Core Principles

SciPlay and Design Lab have been working hard to create a suite of apps for release in the app store to help support playful and engaging STEM learning. Collectively, these are the NYSCI Noticing Tools™. While the many apps we are creating promote exploration of…

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Girls First Digital Studio

These young girls have worked very diligently to show that they have an amazing ability to not only design, but impress everyone with their projects. These digital designers are part of Girls First Studio and Girl Scouts NYC. They have been using the New World…

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SciPlay Summer Institute: Call for teachers

SciPlay is seeking middle school science teachers for their Summer Institute. The Sara Lee Schupf Family Center for Play, Science and Technology (SciPlay) is part of NYSCI’s overall mission of transforming science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning in the 21st century. SciPlay’s goal is to…

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“Genevieve” Mars Rover Visits White House for First Time

Last week, NYSCI’s Mars Rover, named “Genevieve”, visited the White House as part of the first White House Maker Faire. Genevieve is one of two robotic rovers that are used in our Search for Life Beyond Earth exhibition. The rovers were built by the Beatty sisters–Camille…

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MASTER Program

Fifteen teaching residents were tinkering at Design Lab today as part of a program called MASTER – Math and Science Teacher Residency Program. MASTER is a collaboration between NYSCI, Hunter College, and New Visions for Public Schools and is funded by the National Science Foundation….

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SciPlay Physics Noticing Tools: what you need to know

The SciPlay Physics Noticing Tools allow kids to notice the physics in their everyday life. The tools were designed for students and teachers in NYC to learn more about middle school physics. First, kids capture video of themselves in a performance, sport, play activity, or…

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Essential Skills for Citizen Scientists

April 12 from noon – 4 pm. Showcase of Tools: Learn different skills to participate in citizen science projects. Free with NYSCI admission.

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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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Science Workshops for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Hands-on science experiments and sensory-rich art projects in workshops specially designed for young children, ages 3–5, with autism spectrum disorder and their parents and siblings.

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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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Science Workshops for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Hands-on science experiments and sensory-rich art projects in workshops specially designed for young children, ages 3–5, with autism spectrum disorder and their parents and siblings.

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Register Now – Middle School STEM: Inquiry, Engagement, Discovery

Learn how to integrate hands-on STEM activities and literacy strategies into your science classroom with this free professional development program for middle school teachers. Apply by February 9.

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Engineering Day

Learn about civil engineering through interactive games, construction challenges, and hands-on activities. Free with NYSCI admission.

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