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Educator Resources

Classroom Activities

The following activities are provided as a way of extending your museum experience into the classroom.  These activities are designed to support your school's science education curriculum and can be used either in conjunction with a museum visit or as stand-alone classroom activities.

Climate Change Education Resources

Explore the Climate Change Toolkit, including ten hands-on cart activities, four portable exhibit kits, a field trip program, and a public presentation.

The Climate Change Toolkit addresses the science behind climate change while encouraging participants to take action to reduce the effects of climate change. Each resource has been designed to be low cost and easy for educators to reproduce.

Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net) Resources

The Sciencenter is a key partner in the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net), a national community of researchers and educators dedicated to fostering public awareness, engagement, and understanding of nanoscale science, engineering, and technology. The NISE Net online catalog features a variety of educational programs, activities, media, and more—all about this area of current scientific research, and all available for free download!

Chemistry Experiments

Fun, safe, and easy chemistry activities for science museum visitors.

School Partnership Initiatives

Kids Discover the Trail!

The Sciencenter is currently partnering with the Ithaca Public Education Initiative, the Ithaca City School District and Ithaca's Discovery Trail partners to spearhead an extraordinary school field trip program, called Kids Discover the Trail!