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The CHISPA parent resource catalog is a dynamic listing of educational resources to help parents engage their children in learning science. Registered members of can contribute resources through the "My Account" link above. If you are not a member of the site, you can register here or contact us to suggest an addition.

2017 | By: National Informal STEM Education Network

NISE- Nano Days!

NanoDays is an annual, nationwide festival of educational programs about nanoscale science and engineering and their impact on society. Digital versions of NanoDays materials are available to download.View External Website

Region: California Science Center


Tags: nanotechnology, hands-on science

2017 | By: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Hands-On Marine Life Education Resources

Need a quick activity for earth science education? Below are nine hands-on activities that can be done in 15-30 minutes that get students thinking about how things really work. Activites were developed by NOAA Teacher At Sea alumni and other NOAA partners and each has been tested with students of various ages.View External Website

Region: California Science Center


Tags: marine life, resources

2016 | By: The CHISPA Team

ECHOS iCards in English

Early Childhood Hands-On Science (ECHOS) is a preschool science curriculum developed by the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science with funding from the U. S. Department of Education. ECHOS introduces basic science concepts to preschoolers through the use of a curriculum based on experimentation. ECHOS Integration Cards (iCards) contain short language/literacy, mathematics, and creative arts activities related to ECHOS science and math lessons. iCards activities can be used by parents to extend learning at home.

Click on the links below to download iCards for any of the nine units.


Region: Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science

Contributor: Tony Puig

Tags: early childhood, hands-on,science, parents, inquiry, bilingual

2016 | By: The CHISPA Team

ECHOS iCards in Spanish

El plan de estudios de las ciencias para niños de edad preescolar Early Childhood Hands-On Science (ECHOS) fue desarrollado por el Museo de Ciencia Patricia y Phillip Frost por medio de fondos del Departamento de Educación de los Estados Unidos. ECHOS introduce conceptos de la ciencia básica a niños preescolares a través del uso de un plan de estudios basado en la experimentación. Las tarjetas de Integración de ECHOS (iCards) presentan breve actividades de matemáticas y artes creativas relacionadas con las lecciones de la ciencia. Las actividades de iCard pueden ser usadas por los padres para ampliar el aprendizaje en casa.

Puede hacer clic en los enlaces que aparecen a continuación para descargar iCards en español de cualquiera de las nueve unidades.


Region: Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science

Contributor: Tony Puig

Tags: early childhood, hands-on, science, parents, inquiry, bilingual

2016 | By:


Colorín Colorado is a great resource for educators and families of English language learners (ELLs) in grades PreK-12. Colorí­n Colorado provides information, activities, and advice to parents, schools, and communities around the country.View External Website

Region: Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science

Contributor: admin

Tags: Spanish, ELL, English Language Learners

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CHISPA video debuts at National Science Teacher Association (NSTA) National Conference

CHISPA museums and their community-based partners are working together to bring hands-on science to children in afterschool programs – and their families! Noting the innovative and national approach, NSTA TV selected CHISPA as one of eight pr...Read More

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation, Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL), under Grant No. DRL-1323516. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.