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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)

Ethnically diverse audiences

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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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DragonflyTV
This combined t.v. series/website attempts to "foster a greater interest in science and the process of scientific inquiry.” Elements are designed to engage minority & underserved learners by offering fun, attractive images and appealing activities.
Subjects: biodiversity, earth science, life science, multiple science topics, physical science Grades: K to 3, 4 to 5, grade 6 Target Audience: Girls, Ethnically Diverse Audiences, Families
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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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Math and Science Across Cultures, from the Exploratorium
This instructors guide includes math/science activities relevant to students of all backgrounds and hints to help those uncomfortable with science content promote deep thinking, questioning and experimentation through the lenses of diverse cultures.
Subjects: math Grades: 6 to 8 Target Audience: Ethnically Diverse Audiences