Science/Math

Afterschool Exchange
Browse through these fun, discipline-specific activities that were developed by Thirteen/WNET New York especially for afterschool educators.

Braingle
Over 20,000 searchable brain teasers, riddles, logic problems, quizzes and mind puzzles.  Read More

Curious George PBS Kids
Just like George, children are curious about the world and how things work. Do these simple activities and have fun making discoveries together. Read More

eHow
Ideas to help students with day school and afterschool science projects. Website also includes great resources to supports at home science activities. Read More

Exploratorium
The museum of science, art and human perception. List of activities on a variety of topics. Read More

HowToSmile.org
1576 searchable science and math activities. Read More

INTEL Resources

Designing Effective Projects: Project-Based Units to Engage Students
This website will allow you to sort by subject (Math, Science, Language Arts, Social Studies and Interdisciplinary) or by grade level (K-12). Project-based learning unit plans - Read More

Design and Discovery
An academic enrichment curriculum that engages students in hands-on engineering and design activities that enhance knowledge, and problem solving skill in the areas of science and engineering. Design and Discovery is most appropriate for informal education settings with extended blocks of time for hands-on activities. Read More

STEM Unit Plans
Explore technology rich units that use project-based approaches to support the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Curriculum. Intel believes that young people are the key to solving global challenges. A solid math and science foundation coupled with skills such as critical thinking, collaboration and problem solving are crucial for their success. Read More

THINKING TOOLS
Intel® Education thinking tools are based on research that demonstrates the value of visual representation in constructing and retaining new information. Teachers create online workspaces for students to engage in robust discussions, analyze complex information, pursue investigations, and solve problems. Read More

Direct tool links: Each tool page includes ‘Overview,’ ‘Try The Tool,’ ‘Project Examples’ (includes unit plans & project Ideas).

Visual Ranking Tool: Analyzing and Evaluating Information - Read More

Seeing Reason Tool: Mindful Mapping of Cause and Effect - Read More

Showing Evidence Tool: Analyzing and Evaluating Information - Read More

Kids Activities
Free activities for child care and afterschool professionals. This website if filled with many great ideas when you have the time to explore but until then here are a few direct links. Read More  Goop & Slime recipes

Kinetic City
Amazing free collection of science experiments, games, activities, challenges and more. Read More

NASA Science & Learning Activities for Afterschool
Eight Astrobiology activities for participants ages 5 to 12.  Download PDF

New Mexico Ag in the Classroom
New Mexico Agriculture in the Classroom (NMAITC) is a non-profit educational outreach program funded primarily by the membership of the New Mexico Farm and Livestock Bureau. The purpose of NMAITC is to educate the general public, with an emphasis on K-12 students and educators, about the importance of agriculture.  Lesson Plans and Activities

The Greens PBS Kids - Sustainability and Living Green
Activity Guide: This guide, designed for afterschool programs, offers six activities for kids, ages 9 to 12.   “Investigate!” activities deepen kids’ understanding of topics like recycling and global warming.   “Take Action!” activities encourage kids to launch environmental campaigns, like reducing junk mail and getting drivers to stop idling their cars. Each “Investigate!” activity is paired with a “Take Action!” activity: kids learn about a problem in one session; in the next, they engage in a hands-on activity that can help solve it. They’ll have fun AND come away with a hopeful and positive sense that their efforts to go green really can make a difference.  Download PDF

The SEDL National Center for Quality Afterschool
The Afterschool Training Toolkit is a wonderful website to explore when you have time, but here are a few direct links to get you started in a variety of science activities.

  • Investigating science through inquiry - Read More
  • Exploring science through projects and problems - Read More
  • Engaging families and communities - Read More
  • Tutoring to enhance science skills - Read More


 
 

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