Materials to help enrich your school group experience.
NYSCI has created digital, educational resources in formats designed to engage and captivate modern classrooms.
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.
Through the generous support of 100k in 10 Foundation and Richmond County Savings Foundation, NYSCI has developed a collection of 10 literacy-based engineering activities for grades PreK – 2. The activities use NYSCI’s Design, Make, Play approach to learning which helps young learners understand science, technology, engineering and math concepts.Download Activity Book
This guide uses the exhibit floor as a place of study were children and their families can work together to collect a variety of data on NYSCI’s exhibits, and then analyze their collected data in order to answer the overarching question: “What is missing from NYSCI’s exhibit floor?”
After identifying the problem, children can design a solution that is relevant to them, using materials and tools to make their exhibit and promote data literacy.Download Curriculum
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:LEARN X DESIGN
An out-of-school program designed to address the mathematics and literacy needs of English language learners. The activities center on the use of NYSCI’s Noticing Tools™, featuring supplemental activities, teaching strategies and case studies that formal and informal educators can use to deepen ELLs “mathematics talk” and language literacy.
Made possible by the generous support of the Verizon Foundation.DIGITAL DESIGN FOR ELLs
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