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Science After School (SAS) Consumers Guide  

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.

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Free
(9 items)
$1 - $40
(18 items)
$41 - $75
(1 item)
$76 - $100
(5 items)
More than $100
(18 items)

$76-$100

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4-H Wildlife Stewards
This program provides a useful framework programs with access to outdoors and instructors new to, but interested in, offering outdoor experiences that develop scientific perspectives about nature through real interaction with it.
Subjects: environmental science Grades: K to 5, 6 to 8
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Science Court Explorations - Tom Snyder Productions (Scholastic)
Through multimedia CD-ROM graphics and hands-on activities, kids are the jury in a court case that requires scientific understanding and investigation, verbal skills, and teamwork.  This activity helps afterschool programs promote real world science.
Subjects: multiple science topics Grades: 2 to 4
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Science Sensors Activity Kit: Hot or Not
Featuring an elegant set of experiments this kit permits users to “see” temperature changes in liquid crystal thermometers. These visceral activities offer immediate results and an engaging way to for kids to experience scientific experimentation.
Subjects: physical science Grades: K to 5
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The Private Eye®: (5X) Looking/Thinking by Analogy
With little advanced prep/materials, program leaders using the program manual can offer kids a way to investigate the world using the Private Eye, a program based on visual investigations with an inexpensive jeweler’s loupe and their curiosity.

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Subjects: multiple science topics Grades: K to 5, 6 to 8, 9 to 12
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The Youth Experiences in Science Project (YES) from 4-H
These activities make “doing science” lively and fun by including disciplines rarely associated with science, like song, dance, poetry, visual arts. In the model teen mentors lead younger kids so both teens and mentors grow and learn science.
Subjects: multiple science topics Grades: K to 3