Materials to help enrich your school group experience.
Enrich your school visit to NYSCI with educator guides and student worksheets that support academic standards and focus on important topics, skills, and activities for students of different age and classroom ranges.
Through the generous support from Making & Science, an initiative of Google, NYSCI has developed a series of four engineering activities that utilize simple materials and the free Google Science Journal app. These activities are primarily geared towards students grades 6th – 8th and can be done with a teacher in any classroom space or at home with family.
Maker Space is a learning environment where children, teens, adults and families can tinker, design, and create together. Learn to reuse everyday materials in exciting ways and encourage experimentation, open-ended exploration, and believe that making mistakes is a great way to learn.
Download the Maker Zine and Blueprint for setting up your own Maker Space, then view their tumblr site for some Maker project ideas:
A collaboration of seven institutions who are leaders in creating design-based learning activities for after-school programs, Learn X Design offers projects and activities that focus on design and engineering skills to be used in informal learning environments.
Explore the site to find fun projects for all ages:
With support from Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management, NYSCI created My Carbon Footprint, an educational initiative designed to build awareness about climate change science.
My Carbon Footprint includes a middle school and high school curriculum. The curriculums are designed to help educators integrate global climate change into their lesson planning with hands-on activities that engage students, all while aligning with science standards. Taken as a whole, My Carbon Footprint gives students the foundation they need to understand climate change and its related issues.
Explore the project’s online community, visit and ownload free curriculum here:
This brochure provides an initial step toward facilitating the development of network literacy, by stating basic ideas for the study of networks in plain language, presenting seven essential concepts and more detailed core ideas that are described in a concise manner. It can be used by everyone for teaching and learning.
This work was developed iteratively and collaboratively by NYSCI, along with partners at Binghamton University, The Network Science Center at West Point, and the University of Oxford.Download Brochure
In addition to our professional development opportunities for educators, we have provided some online resources that can bring STEM into your classroom.