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Virtual Science Programs

With over 10 years of experience delivering online programs, NYSCI has developed successful virtual learning strategies and experiences that makes science come alive at your school or online!

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Virtual Science Workshops

Looking to create a fun, engaging online experience for your class that will enrich your STEM curriculum? NYSCI’s Virtual Science Workshops are designed to make it easy for educators to integrate NYSCI resources into their remote learning platforms and foster hands-on learning, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication skills through group discussion. Each workshop is a live interactive experience led by a NYSCI instructor. We provide a list of accessible activity materials prior to the workshop so that participants can prepare ahead of time. These materials can be found in participants’ homes or be easily substituted.


Workshop topics are listed below.

Fee

$150

Hours

1 Hour

Number of Students

32 Maximum
These workshops will require adult assistance for Pre-K students.

STEM FAIRYTALE

Grades Pre K - 2

Once upon a time … Students will participate in an active story time with the fairy tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears and then apply science, technology, and math skills to solve an engineering challenge that they can do from home with simple materials.

  • Grades K - 2

    NYC K-2-ETS1-2, NYS K-2-ETS1-2

  • Available

    September through June

BUBBLE, BUBBLE*

Grades Pre K – 2

Bubbles are a great source of science discovery! Students will design and make their own bubble-blowing tool from everyday objects then test and play with these new bubble-making tools as they observe the size, shape, patterns, reflection, and colors of bubbles.

  • Grade Pre K

    NYC Unit 7 P-PS1-1, NYS P-PS1-1

  • Grade K

    NYC Unit 1 K-PS1-1, NYS P-PS1-1

  • Grade 2

    NYC Unit 1 2-ESS2-2, NYS 2-ESS2-2

  • Available

    September through June

LIGHT AND SHADOWS*

Grades Pre K – 2

How is a shadow created? Experiment with light sources, shapes and filters to create a variety of shadows that demonstrate light transmission, projection or blocking. Observe how colored filters can be used to manipulate light and add a touch of color within a shadow.

  • Grade Pre K

    NYC Unit 6 PS3-1, NYS PS3-1

  • Grade 1

    NYC Unit 2 PS4-2, 1-ESS1-2, NYS PS4-2, PS4-3

  • Available

    September through June

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Virtual Science Workshops

Looking to create a fun, engaging online experience for your class that will enrich your STEM curriculum? NYSCI’s Virtual Science Workshops are designed to make it easy for educators to integrate NYSCI resources into their remote learning platforms and foster hands-on learning, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication skills through group discussion. Each workshop is a live interactive experience led by a NYSCI instructor. We provide a list of accessible activity materials prior to the workshop so that participants can prepare ahead of time. These materials can be found in participants’ homes or be easily substituted.


Workshop topics are listed below.

Fee

$150

Hours

1 Hour

Number of Students

32 Maximum
These workshops will require adult assistance for Pre-K students.

STEM FAIRYTALE

Grades Pre K - 2

Once upon a time … Students will participate in an active story time with the fairy tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears and then apply science, technology, and math skills to solve an engineering challenge that they can do from home with simple materials.

  • Grades K - 2

    NYC K-2-ETS1-2, NYS K-2-ETS1-2

  • Available

    September through June

BUBBLE, BUBBLE*

Grades Pre K – 2

Bubbles are a great source of science discovery! Students will design and make their own bubble-blowing tool from everyday objects then test and play with these new bubble-making tools as they observe the size, shape, patterns, reflection, and colors of bubbles.

  • Grade Pre K

    NYC Unit 7 P-PS1-1, NYS P-PS1-1

  • Grade K

    NYC Unit 1 K-PS1-1, NYS P-PS1-1

  • Grade 2

    NYC Unit 1 2-ESS2-2, NYS 2-ESS2-2

  • Available

    September through June

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Virtual Science Workshops

Looking to create a fun, engaging online experience for your class that will enrich your STEM curriculum? NYSCI’s Virtual Science Workshops are designed to make it easy for educators to integrate NYSCI resources into their remote learning platforms and foster hands-on learning, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication skills through group discussion. Each workshop is a live interactive experience led by a NYSCI instructor. We provide a list of accessible activity materials prior to the workshop so that participants can prepare ahead of time. These materials can be found in participants’ homes or be easily substituted.


Workshop topics are listed below.

Fee

$150

Hours

1 Hour

Number of Students

32 Maximum
These workshops will require adult assistance for Pre-K students.

STEM FAIRYTALE

Grades Pre K - 2

Once upon a time … Students will participate in an active story time with the fairy tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears and then apply science, technology, and math skills to solve an engineering challenge that they can do from home with simple materials.

  • Grades K - 2

    NYC K-2-ETS1-2, NYS K-2-ETS1-2

  • Available

    September through June

BUBBLE, BUBBLE*

Grades Pre K – 2

Bubbles are a great source of science discovery! Students will design and make their own bubble-blowing tool from everyday objects then test and play with these new bubble-making tools as they observe the size, shape, patterns, reflection, and colors of bubbles.

  • Grade Pre K

    NYC Unit 7 P-PS1-1, NYS P-PS1-1

  • Grade K

    NYC Unit 1 K-PS1-1, NYS P-PS1-1

  • Grade 2

    NYC Unit 1 2-ESS2-2, NYS 2-ESS2-2

  • Available

    September through June

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WOW! Science Showcase

Seeking to amaze your students with extraordinary science phenomena that requires no materials for you or your students? Our WOW! Science Showcase consists of a range of eye-popping science demonstrations hat will spark interest in understand how and why science phenomena occurs. NYSCI instructors will set up all materials and equipment and conduct experiments on screen such as air pressure and electricity and engage students in an interactive dialogue to explore the science principles of each phenomenon. Appropriate for all grades.

Fee

$150

Hours

1 Hour

Number of Students

40 Maximum
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WOW! Science Showcase

Seeking to amaze your students with extraordinary science phenomena that requires no materials for you or your students? Our WOW! Science Showcase consists of a range of eye-popping science demonstrations hat will spark interest in understand how and why science phenomena occurs. NYSCI instructors will set up all materials and equipment and conduct experiments on screen such as air pressure and electricity and engage students in an interactive dialogue to explore the science principles of each phenomenon. Appropriate for all grades.

Fee

$150

Hours

1 Hour

Number of Students

40 Maximum
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WOW! Science Showcase

Seeking to amaze your students with extraordinary science phenomena that requires no materials for you or your students? Our WOW! Science Showcase consists of a range of eye-popping science demonstrations hat will spark interest in understand how and why science phenomena occurs. NYSCI instructors will set up all materials and equipment and conduct experiments on screen such as air pressure and electricity and engage students in an interactive dialogue to explore the science principles of each phenomenon. Appropriate for all grades.

Fee

$150

Hours

1 Hour

Number of Students

40 Maximum
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Extended Learning Series: Animal Adaptations

Educators can reserve a series of three virtual workshops on Animal Adaptations that scaffolds the learning experience for 4th grade students, engages in hands-on engineering challenges, and aligns with NYC Science Scope & Sequence Units of Study, NY State, and Next Generation Science Standards. Students will explore how the brain and the eyes work to perceive the world around us, observe a cow’s eye dissection, and discover unique features that help animals to survive in their environment.

Workshop description for each session listed below.

Fee

$450

Hours

Varies

Number of Students

30 Maximum

EYES HAVE IT

Grade 4

Experiment with various optical illusions and learn how the brain can deceive the eye. Conduct investigations on depth perception, and create an optical illusion toy.

  • Grade 4

    NYC Unit 1 LS1-2, NYS LS1-2

  • Available

    September through June

COW’S EYE DISSECTION

Grade 4

Compare and contrast the structure and function of a human eye with a cow’s eye dissection. Explore how the brain and eyes work together to filter light and create images for your brain to interpret.

  • Grade 4

    NYC Unit 1 LS1-2, NYS LS1-2

  • Available

    September through June

GLIDING MAMMALS

Grade 4

Get inspired by gliding animals and your knowledge of forces and motion to design a gliding wing suit out of everyday materials.

  • Grade 4

    NYC Unit 1 LS1-2, NYS LS1-2

  • Available

    September through June

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Extended Learning Series: Animal Adaptations

Educators can reserve a series of three virtual workshops on Animal Adaptations that scaffolds the learning experience for 4th grade students, engages in hands-on engineering challenges, and aligns with NYC Science Scope & Sequence Units of Study, NY State, and Next Generation Science Standards. Students will explore how the brain and the eyes work to perceive the world around us, observe a cow’s eye dissection, and discover unique features that help animals to survive in their environment.

Workshop description for each session listed below.

Fee

$450

Hours

Varies

Number of Students

30 Maximum

EYES HAVE IT

Grade 4

Experiment with various optical illusions and learn how the brain can deceive the eye. Conduct investigations on depth perception, and create an optical illusion toy.

  • Grade 4

    NYC Unit 1 LS1-2, NYS LS1-2

  • Available

    September through June

COW’S EYE DISSECTION

Grade 4

Compare and contrast the structure and function of a human eye with a cow’s eye dissection. Explore how the brain and eyes work together to filter light and create images for your brain to interpret.

  • Grade 4

    NYC Unit 1 LS1-2, NYS LS1-2

  • Available

    September through June

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Extended Learning Series: Animal Adaptations

Educators can reserve a series of three virtual workshops on Animal Adaptations that scaffolds the learning experience for 4th grade students, engages in hands-on engineering challenges, and aligns with NYC Science Scope & Sequence Units of Study, NY State, and Next Generation Science Standards. Students will explore how the brain and the eyes work to perceive the world around us, observe a cow’s eye dissection, and discover unique features that help animals to survive in their environment.

Workshop description for each session listed below.

Fee

$450

Hours

Varies

Number of Students

30 Maximum

EYES HAVE IT

Grade 4

Experiment with various optical illusions and learn how the brain can deceive the eye. Conduct investigations on depth perception, and create an optical illusion toy.

  • Grade 4

    NYC Unit 1 LS1-2, NYS LS1-2

  • Available

    September through June

COW’S EYE DISSECTION

Grade 4

Compare and contrast the structure and function of a human eye with a cow’s eye dissection. Explore how the brain and eyes work together to filter light and create images for your brain to interpret.

  • Grade 4

    NYC Unit 1 LS1-2, NYS LS1-2

  • Available

    September through June

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Professional Learning for Educators

NYSCI provides online professional learning workshops that help educators infuse their remote learning classes with hands-on activities and pedagogical strategies that inspire and excite STEM learning. These professional learning workshops have been adapted into 2 hour synchronous online courses to suit time management needs and cultivate a community of practice among participants through interactive reflective dialogue. All professional learning courses include CTLE credit.

Course description for each session listed below.

Fee

$650

Hours

2 Hours

Number of Teachers

32 Maximum

STEM INSTITUTE COURSES

STEM Institute courses focus on science content units that demonstrate effective strategies for creating interactive lessons in virtual classrooms and utilize low cost accessible materials for students. Instructors will model a series of hands-on activities that can easily be replicated virtually or in person and methods for engaging students with multiple learning styles. Participants will leave the workshop with a toolbox of strategies and lessons to use in their own practice.


Elementary School Topics

Weather
Astronomy
Interdependence
Energy Transformations
Changes to Landforms


Middle School Topics

Ecosystems
Diversity of Life
Energy and Matter
Forces of Motion

STRATEGIES FOR INTEGRATING HANDS-ON STEM ONLINE: AT-HOME DESIGN CHALLENGES

Design challenges can be a powerful and exciting way to engage students in STEM problem solving both in the classroom and at home. In this workshop, educators will participate in two design challenges related to force and motion and then review strategies for creating their very own standards-aligned design lessons using a Design Challenge planning tool.

STRATEGIES FOR INTEGRATING HANDS-ON STSEM ONLINE: MATERIALS MATTER

Explore how the materials in your students' homes can be used for a variety of fun, high quality STEM investigations. In this workshop, participants will engage in standards-aligned, hands-on activities related to light and magnification and discover how the properties of common materials can be leveraged in multiple ways to support learning across the curriculum.

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Professional Learning for Educators

NYSCI provides online professional learning workshops that help educators infuse their remote learning classes with hands-on activities and pedagogical strategies that inspire and excite STEM learning. These professional learning workshops have been adapted into 2 hour synchronous online courses to suit time management needs and cultivate a community of practice among participants through interactive reflective dialogue. All professional learning courses include CTLE credit.

Course description for each session listed below.

Fee

$650

Hours

2 Hours

Number of Students

32 Maximum

STEM INSTITUTE COURSES

STEM Institute courses focus on science content units that demonstrate effective strategies for creating interactive lessons in virtual classrooms and utilize low cost accessible materials for students. Instructors will model a series of hands-on activities that can easily be replicated virtually or in person and methods for engaging students with multiple learning styles. Participants will leave the workshop with a toolbox of strategies and lessons to use in their own practice.


Elementary School Topics

Weather
Astronomy
Interdependence
Energy Transformations
Changes to Landforms


Middle School Topics

Ecosystems
Diversity of Life
Energy and Matter
Forces of Motion

STRATEGIES FOR INTEGRATING HANDS-ON STEM ONLINE: AT-HOME DESIGN CHALLENGES

Design challenges can be a powerful and exciting way to engage students in STEM problem solving both in the classroom and at home. In this workshop, educators will participate in two design challenges related to force and motion and then review strategies for creating their very own standards-aligned design lessons using a Design Challenge planning tool.

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Professional Learning for Educators

NYSCI provides online professional learning workshops that help educators infuse their remote learning classes with hands-on activities and pedagogical strategies that inspire and excite STEM learning. These professional learning workshops have been adapted into 2 hour synchronous online courses to suit time management needs and cultivate a community of practice among participants through interactive reflective dialogue. All professional learning courses include CTLE credit.

Course description for each session listed below.

Fee

$650

Hours

2 Hours

Number of Students

32 Maximum

STEM INSTITUTE COURSES

STEM Institute courses focus on science content units that demonstrate effective strategies for creating interactive lessons in virtual classrooms and utilize low cost accessible materials for students. Instructors will model a series of hands-on activities that can easily be replicated virtually or in person and methods for engaging students with multiple learning styles. Participants will leave the workshop with a toolbox of strategies and lessons to use in their own practice.


Elementary School Topics

Weather
Astronomy
Interdependence
Energy Transformations
Changes to Landforms


Middle School Topics

Ecosystems
Diversity of Life
Energy and Matter
Forces of Motion

STRATEGIES FOR INTEGRATING HANDS-ON STEM ONLINE: AT-HOME DESIGN CHALLENGES

Design challenges can be a powerful and exciting way to engage students in STEM problem solving both in the classroom and at home. In this workshop, educators will participate in two design challenges related to force and motion and then review strategies for creating their very own standards-aligned design lessons using a Design Challenge planning tool.

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Virtual Science Program Inquiry

Please submit this form and a member of our team will be in touch with more information about NYSCI's Virtual Science programming. Please note, Virtual Science Workshops, WOW! Science Showcases, and Animal Adaptations offerings are currently sold out. You can still submit your information for interest in future events.

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