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Science After School (SAS) Consumers Guide  

List Resources That Contains Features That Appeal to Specific Target Audiences

The lists below display resources that have been identified as containing features that include specific design elements that will appeal to the respective target audiences and may help nurture participants' interest in science during school, after school or perhaps even as a career.

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Bilingual
(6 items)
Girls
(8 items)
Ethnically Diverse Audiences
(5 items)
Families
(6 items)
Starter Programs
(4 items)

Bilingual

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After-School Science PLUS —Activity Guide and Planning Guide
These units permit busy instructors of limited scientific backgrounds to engage female, minority, or bilingual students in science through oral/literacy-based activities that feature biographic vignettes of demographically diverse scientists.
Subjects: multiple science topics Grades: K to 5, 6 to 8 Target Audience: Bilingual, Girls, Ethnically Diverse Audiences
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Afterschool Explorations in Science (AXIS)
Multiple topic units are available, and each includes brightly colored participant activity books featuring related characters and leaders guides in English and Spanish.  Materials can be assembled by instructors or purchased in kits.
Subjects: multiple science topics Grades: 4 to 5, 6 to 8 Target Audience: Bilingual, Ethnically Diverse Audiences
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Celebrate Urban Birds/Project Pigeon Watch
An easy and fun Web-site with bright visual layout and information in both English and Spanish that offers information about birds plus guides you through collecting/submitting local data crucial for scientific research by Cornell Univ. ornithologists. 
Subjects: biology Grades: all Target Audience: Bilingual
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Family Math
These guidebooks provide cross-disciplinary, creative, skill-oriented activities to foster home-school connections using household items.  They also focus on building equity in math since they are accessible to students and instructors of many levels.
Subjects: math Grades: K to 5, 6 to 8 Target Audience: Bilingual, Ethnically Diverse Audiences, Families
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Garden Mosaics
By pairing kids with elder gardeners/people of differing cultures, this program helps bridge cultural gaps through shoulder-to-shoulder gardening adventure.  It includes a curriculum and supplemental resources, but you must supply community members.
Subjects: biodiversity, cultural anthropology, horticulture, invasive species Grades: 5 to 8, 9 to 12 Target Audience: Bilingual
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Sunflower/Girasol
Thematic, grade 3-5, activity-based units in English and Spanish focus on plants, water, air, trash, sound, and the human body and enable students to make connections between science, their lives, families, and environments.
Subjects: multiple science topics Grades: 2 to 5 Target Audience: Bilingual