List Resources by Cost
The cost categories below indicate what it would cost to purchase the materials reviewed for use with a group of approximately 25 students.
Click on a title to view a description of the resource and two reviews by an afterschool and a science expert.
|$1 - $40
|$41 - $75
|$76 - $100
|More than $100
21st Century Afterschool Project (CASP)|
These lesson plans support afterschool activities that provide youth with opportunities to experience science (especially focusing on reinforcing key scientific concepts around ecological impacts of water issues) within a familiar social atmosphere.
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.
Design and Discovery|
Intel & the Girl Scouts created this set of free inquiry-based/interdisciplinary engineering activities designed to take teen girls through design process to develop prototypes that address problems they identify. Staff interest/expertise is helpful.
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.
Combing a TV show/website/materials, Fetch targets kids 6-10 by mixing six human contestants with a cartoon dog in a reality TV meets science battle. If you have a TV and computers, your kids can join the creative problem solving fun.
Field Trip to the Moon|
This highly structured one-time activity lets kids work together to solve problems and prepare for a trip to the Moon. The educator guide and DVD provide instructors with ideas and data to help plan a lunar station and trip to the Moon.
For afterschool programs with online computer access, these activities address a range of fundamental scientific concepts in a virtual world structured as a computer adventure game through a variety of online “missions.”
NASA Educators Guides|
These web-based educator guides include many materials for a variety of topics. Some masterfully combine scientific content and engaging activities with clear guidance for instructors, but the quality varies so it’s best to check them out/decide.
ZoomSci’s website supports the PBS hands-on, youth-focused TV series, ZOOM by providing instructors everything necessary to lead the program’s science experiments for kids 8 to 11. With this support, doing science activities is a breeze.