After School Framework


NISE Network product
After School Framework


Initially developed by the New York Hall of Science to establish a partnership with a local Boys and Girls Club, this four-week After School Framework designed for children between the ages of 8 to 12 highlights NISE Net activities, demos and programs and provides the children with a basic understanding and appreciation for nanoscale science concepts.


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History and nature of science: 

5-8: Nature of science

Earth and space science: 

K-4: Properties of earth materials

Life science: 

K-4: Characteristics of organisms
K-4: Organisms and environments
5-8: Diversity and adaptations of organisms
5-8: Structure and function in living systems

Physical science: 

K-4: Light, heat, electricity, and magnetism
K-4: Properties of objects and materials
5-8: Properties and changes of properties in matter
5-8: Transfer of energy

Science and Technology: 

K-4: Abilities of technological design
K-4: Abilities to distinguish between natural objects and objects made by humans
K-4: Understanding about science and technology
5-8: Abilities of technological design
5-8: Understanding about science and technology

Science as inquiry: 

K-4: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
K-4: Understanding about scientific inquiry
5-8: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
5-8: Understanding about scientific inquiry



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