Teacher Resources

  • NYCSEF Student Research Project Rubric
    • A basic rubric for teachers to use to gauge the level of their student’s research project.  Teachers should take into consideration student’s grade levels when determining the levels within each category.  Teachers should also note that for the purposes of NYCSEF, we’re looking for projects that fall into the “Intermediate Research” level or above.
  • INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) sponsored by The Society for Science & The Public (SSP)
    • The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), the world’s largest international pre-college science competition, provides an annual forum for more than 1,600 high school students from over 50 countries, regions, and territories to showcase their independent research. The Intel ISEF is the premier global science competition for students in grades 9–12.
  • NYC Science Education Initiative
    • The New York City Science Education Initiative offers science education professionals unique events and publications on such topics as classroom best practices, innovative education programs, and developments in science education policy. It also connects science teachers with the New York scientific community to promote understanding of current scientific discoveries and trends, while forging links between students, their teachers, and practicing scientists.
    • For a limited time, New York City teachers are eligible for free Academy membership. <nyas.org/scienceteachers>
    • For more information, please contact Meghan Groomeat 212-298-8685.
  • Science Buddies
    • The award-winning, non-profit Science Buddies empowers K-12 students, parents, and teachers to quickly and easily find free project ideas and help in all areas of science from physics to food science and music to microbiology.
  • EurekAlert!
    • EurekAlert! is an online, global news service operated by AAAS, the science society.It features news and resources focused on all areas of science, medicine and technology.
  • Science Daily
    • Science Daily is an online resource that highlights the latest research news, breakthroughs, and discoveries in science.  Science Daily is free and has links to over 65,000 articles, 15,000 images, 1,500 book reviews, and hundreds of educational  videos.
  • The Archimedes Initiative
    • A free resource for everyone associated with science fairs, especially students getting started with their projects. It can be used in the classroom, at a workshop, but especially by students anywhere!
    • In the videos are students talking to students . . .
      • Why should I do a project?
      • How do I choose my project?
      • How do I design my experiments, collect and analyze data, come to conclusions?
      • How do I deal with judges?
      • What do I do when I run into a problem?
      • What’s it like working in a team?
    • And, for each of these topics, Nobel Prize winner, and past SSP Board Chair, Dudley Herschbach summarizes what the students have to say.
  • Seminars on Science
    • Online Professional Development for Teachers
    • Join a unique learning community and come away with lesson plans, resources, and professional development credit at an excellent value.
    • Offered by the American Museum of Natural History in partnership with the CUNY School of Professional Studies.

Upcoming Dates & Deadlines

  1. 13Dec2017 NYCSEF Project Application Due Date
  2. 04Mar2018 NYCSEF Preliminary Round @ The City College of New York.
  3. 20Mar2018 NYCSEF Finals Round @ The American Museum of Natural History
  4. 26Mar2018 NYCSEF Awards Ceremony @ The Tribeca Performing Arts Center, Borough of Manhattan Community College
  5. 13May2018 International Science & Engineering Fair Week May, 13-18 in Pittsburgh, PA

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