Materials to help enrich your school group experience. 

Free Resources for School Visits

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.

Educator Guides

Educator guides are developed to support academic standards and focus on important topics, skills, and activities for students of different age and classroom ranges.

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Student Worksheets

NYSCI’s Student Worksheets are developed to support academic standards and focus on important topics, skills, and activities. Download them all for free.

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Google Science Journal Curriculum

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.

Make A Better Speaker

In this activity, you will explore methods for visualizing sound and then create a device to amplify the sounds generated from a cell phone or tablet by utilizing the Google Science Journal app.

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Shake, Rattle and Roll – An Earthquake Simulation

How would a one or two-story building behave in an earthquake? How do the building’s materials used affect the stability of the structure? How does the way those materials are joined or connected influence the behavior of a falling structure?

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Maker Space Resources

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:



NYSCI makerzines now available for download

Makers are everywhere, and makerspaces can be anywhere. Download our makerzines to get inspiration.

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Teach STEM curriculum in, and out of the classroom

After School Resources

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:


Climate Change Curriculum

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:


Middle School Curriculum High School Curriculum

Network Literacy

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.


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Bring the best STEM learning to your classroom

Teaching Science Resources

In addition to our professional development opportunities for educators, we have provided some online resources that can bring STEM into your classroom.


STEM Resources for Teachers

A comprehensive list of online resources to help you in the classroom.

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community engagement
Like countless immigrants before her, Angelica Salgado came to the United States to provide a better life for her family.
NYSCI’s Director of Maker Programs, David Wells writes about youth and education in Maker Spaces.
climate change
Understanding the complex interactions involved in a changing climate, teachers increase their own confidence in teaching about them.