Additional Resources

National Resources

  • SEDL & National Center for Quality Afterschool : The Consumers Guide to Afterschool Resources (http://www.sedl.org/afterschool/guide/science/): Resource guide contains reviews of high-quality, hands-on content for afterschool programs.  Materials include curricula, activity kits, instructor guides, and web sites that offer content appropriate for afterschool programs.
  • Thinkfinity Afterschool (http://www.thinkfinity.com/AfterSchoolHome.aspx): Math and Science activities, lesson plans, and interactives for elementary to high school age youth, pre-selected for afterschool practitioners.
  • Great Science for Girls (http://www.edequity.org/gsg/): A collection of resources, research, and evaluation details for afterschool programs interested in providing informal STEM learning opportunities to girls.
  • Coalition for Science After School (http://www.scienceafterschool.org/): The Coalition is a strategic alliance among individuals and organizations from STEM education, youth development, and out-of-school time programs. The Coalition's mission is to coordinate and mobilize community stakeholders to strengthen and expand opportunities for young people to do and learn science in after-school settings.

 Guides, Activity Plans, and Project Ideas

Mapping Community Assets Workbook (PDF) - Developed by the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory Rural Education Program

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