Informal Science Curricula

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EvanSTEM seeks to improve access and engagement for students who have traditionally underperformed or have been underrepresented in STEM programs.

EvanSTEM is a community collaboration that aims to connect and coordinate Evanston STEM education providers, including both school districts, Northwestern, the City of...

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Youth & Opportunity United (Y.O.U) is a youth development organization in Evanston, providing both afterschool and summer programming for underserved Evanston youth in grades 3-12. Science in Society leads weekly afterschool programs where 3-5 graders gain skills and explore the world of science with the support of Northwestern...

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Science Club Summer Camp, or SC2, is a practicum-based professional development program for Chicago Public School (CPS) teachers. The roll-out of the Next Generation Science Standards...

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An important part of research is translating the science and sharing the findings with the general public. Science in Society leverages its connections in the Chicago community to help Northwestern research faculty highlight the impact of their work and meet the criteria for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Broader Impacts...

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In partnership with the Initiative for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern (ISEN), Science in Society developed a new afterschool curriculum, called Eco-Stars, focused on sustainability and recycling. Using a design thinking approach, the curriculum guides...

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Junior Science Club is an after-school club for the youngest members of the Pedersen-McCormick Boys & Girls Club and True Value Boys & Girls Club in Chicago. Designed specifically for kindergarten through 5th grade, Junior Science Club hopes to increase excitement, curiosity, and interest in science. Kids meet every other...

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Science Club, an afterschool, mentor-based program for middle school youth developed in partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Chicago and Chicago Public Schools (CPS), continues to make a striking difference in the science skills and engagement of its youth members. Originally based at the Pedersen-McCormick Club in Uptown,...

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