The NISE Network and its partners have developed a variety of hands-on activity kits on a range of STEM topics. Complete digital versions of these kits can be downloaded using the links below.
Kit materials are designed for use in museums and are also suitable for use in other informal learning settings such as afterschool programs, summer camps, libraries, scouting groups, community organizations, and university public outreach programs. Kit activities may also be adapted by educators for use in formal education K-12 classroom settings.
Hands-on STEM public engagement activities and professional development resources about Earth and space science.
- 2020 Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkit
- 2019 Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkit
- 2018 Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkit
- 2017 Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkit
Explore Science: Let's Do Chemistry
Activities and professional development resources designed to stimulate interest, sense of relevance, and feelings of self-efficacy about chemistry.
Hands-on activities and professional development resources that encourage creativity and reflection about responsible innovation, developed in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein.
- Frankenstein200 kit (2018)
Engaging activities and professional development resources to create conversations about the emerging field of synthetic biology and societal implications.
Activities and professional development resources designed to engage the public in sustainability.
SustainABLE kit download (2016)
Explore Science - Zoom into Nano
Museum & Community Partnerships resources designed to engage underserved audiences in nanoscale science, engineering, and technology through local community collaborations.
- Museum & Community Partnerships Explore Science – Zoom into Nano kits (2016)
- Museum & Community Partnerships (2016)
Public programs, hands-on activities, and professional development resources about nanoscale science, engineering, and technology and their impact on society.
- NanoDays overview
- NanoDays Collection book:
A complete compendium of NanoDays activities and resources
- 2015 NanoDays digital kit
- 2014 NanoDays digital kit
- 2013 NanoDays digital kit
- 2012 NanoDays digital kit
- 2011 NanoDays digital kit
- 2010 NanoDays digital kit
- 2009 NanoDays digital kit