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  • Science
    Parent Resources
    The following links provide information for parents about the Science program in the Buffalo Public Schools, as well as offer a list of online resources to be used at home.
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    A Parents Guide to the New York State P-12 Science Learning Standards This resource is designed to assist parents with supporting their students with regards to the New York State P-12 Science Learning Standards. Questions regarding the learning standards are addressed along with additional science resources to support learning at home. This resource is available in multiple languages with the following  link - Parent Resource Flyer - multiple languages.

    New York State Science Learning Standards The New York State P-12 Science Learning Standards were developed in collaboration with various stakeholders in science education to ensure each student’s access to science.

    Buffalo Museum of Science This is the companion site to one of the City of Buffalo's cultural treasures. The Buffalo Museum of Science is a non-profit educational institution dedicated to the study and interpretation of the natural and physical sciences. Its extensive collections of over 700,000 specimens and artifacts represent all facets of the natural world with an emphasis on Western New York as well as man-made objects spanning the globe.

    Museum of Natural History Learn a lot about astronomy, paleontology, and the definitions of other "ologies" on this site by taking journeys through space and the Gobi Desert and more.

    National Geographic Kids A Parent's Choice Recommended Winner in 2008, this online magazine offers a wealth of information, articles, multimedia resources and games for kids.


    This is the companion website to the most-watched prime-time science series on American television. The site has thousands of resources covering everything from string theory to the evolution of flight to how the Pyramids were built.

    NASA This website offers a place where students can learn about astronomy, NASA's missions, and other related information. New information is added daily.

    Science News Students Engaging science news stories for elementary and middle school students.

    Smithsonian Learn at home using the Smithsonian resources!

    National Geographic Education  - This website offers resources relating to geography, biology, ecology, engineering, and current events. 

    Climate Kids A comprehensive website from NASA that covers a variety of global climate change topics.

    Just for Kids – National Weather Service This website offers weather information for students of all ages to understand basic weather occurances. 

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