Create Your Own Water Story

Beyond the Mirage recently premiered on Arizona Public Media. This full feature documentary tells the timely story of water in the Southwest. It unravels a complicated situation and provides the building blocks of information to know what’s needed to continue working toward a solution. To accompany the documentary, the film team has also created an interactive, web-based, create-your-own water story tool. You and your students can choose what clips, or stacks as they’re called on the site, are needed to tell your own story. If you have any questions, e-mail

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The Mystery of Matter

This six-part PBS science series explores the human story behind the Periodic Table of the Elements and introduces some of history’s extraordinary scientists. Viewers will meet Joseph Priestley and Antoine Lavoisier, whose discovery of oxygen—and radical interpretation of it—led to the modern science of chemistry; Humphry Davy, who made electricity a new tool in the search for elements; Dmitri Mendeleev, whose Periodic Table brought order to the growing number of elements; Marie Curie, whose groundbreaking research on radioactivity opened a window into the atom; Harry Moseley, whose investigation of atomic numbers redefined the Periodic Table; and Glenn Seaborg, who discovered plutonium. At The Mystery of Matter website, educators can find resources to explore the series content in high school chemistry classrooms (click on For Teachers), including a Teacher’s Guide that supports the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the National Science Education Standards, video clips from the series, and supplementary videos that address key chemical concepts and show chemistry at work in social and historical context.

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Fourth Annual STEM Matters NYC Elementary Science Expo!

Register Now for the Fourth Annual STEM Matters NYC Elementary Science Expo!

All Department of Education elementary schools are invited to participate in the 2016 STEM Matters NYC Elementary Science Expo on Friday, June 10, 2016. Projects from elementary schools across New York City that exemplify student interest, curiosity, and a desire to explore the mysteries of the world will be on display.

·         Schools should designate a 2016 Elementary Expo Coordinator to serve as the main point of contact for the school.

·         Schools may submit up to 4 projects. Individual student, small group/team, or whole class projects for all grades K-5 are welcome.

·         There are three project categories: Observational Study, Experimental Investigation, and Engineering Design.

Expo Location
The Armory on the Hudson
216 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032

Register Now! Expo Coordinators visit to register your school. The registration deadline is Monday, May 16, 2016.

Before beginning the registration process, please review the 2016 Elementary Science Expo Guidelines and Expectations. For more information about planning for the Expo, visit For questions, email

Click here to download the 2016 STEM Matters NYC Elementary Science Expo flyer to share with your school community.

Reserve a bus now to bring your class to the Expo.

Apply for your classroom pet

Pets in the Classroom is cutting out the red tape!
Just fill out the application and tell them about yourself, your students and your classroom. Email it, and they’ll get back to you with a decision within 3-4 weeks. If you qualify, you’ll get a certificate or coupons (depending on grant type) directly to you for the support of your classroom pets within 4-6 weeks from the date of approval. That’s all there is to it.

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Oracle Academy’s Self-Paced Learning Experiences

Self-study courses are designed to provide a self-paced learning experience for teachers, students, and interested individuals. Learn how to create games, simulations, and other graphical programs using basic Java programming via free educational Java development environments from Carnegie Mellon University (Alice) and the University of Kent (Greenfoot). No prior programming or computer science experience is required. Oracle plans to invest $200 million for computer science education in the United States in conjunction with The White House’s CS For All initiative.

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Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab

Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab

In this STEM–based animation series for children ages 5–9, Thomas Edison (brought back to virtual life as a hologram) guides a group of students—the Secret Lab Kids—on science- and humor-filled adventures across time and space. Edison “comes to life” to encourage the children in various explorations in physical science, life science, Earth science, space science, and other disciplines. “The Secret Lab” also transforms into a virtual reality environment, transporting the crew to various locations, including the International Space Station, a “fantastic voyage” within the human body, and meetings with visionaries Isaac Newton and Galileo. Watch two sample episodes—“No Volts for Von Bolt” and “The Eagle Has Landed”—at, then visit the series website to access additional episode clips, music videos, printable activities, and games to spark student interest in science.


Are you looking for ways to use your school’s Chromebooks, iPads, tablets, PC’s or Macs more effectively for hand-on science? Maybe even leverage your students’ smart phones? Come to this workshop and learn how much things have changed and how inexpensive, quality PASCO sensing technology has become.

NYC workshop flyer