Resources for Students

Developing your own service-learning projects:

Are you interested in community service? Are you tired of your academic learning being confined to the inside of a classroom? Don't let traditional teaching styles limit your experiential learning possibilities –  step into the future. The field of service-learning is vastly increasing, but it takes students to make this initiative successful. We can't do it without you – nor would we want to. Here at BCC, what we do, we do for you! Students are the most important people on this campus. Without you, there would be no institution. We are dependent on you. You are the purpose of our work. You are, without a doubt, the purpose of the service-learning initiative at BCC! Interested in taking a shot at initiating or leading a service-learning project or club? Step-up to the plate and take action! Don't worry, you won't be alone. We're here to help you along the way. Just contact if you're interested.

Circle K International
Alpha Phi Omega: National Co-ed Service Fraternity
Youth Service Challenge
Do Something!
The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation (kindness activities designed especially for college students)
Get Ur Good On 
The BE BIG in Your Community Contest
Register to earn your way to receiving a Congressional Award (internship also available)
Apply for Students in Service Awards (scholarships and grants)
Apply for an Echoing Green Fellowship
NWF Campus Ecology: Start a Campus Sustainability Project (fellowships and internship also available)
Civic Action Project 
Student Environmental Action Coalition
Start a Kids Care Club at a local school
National Youth Leadership Council and Lift


BCC NASA Equipment Service-Learning Tutorials

The following training manuals and corresponding video tutorials serve as resources for BCC students who plan to utilize the equipment outlined below for their service-learning project.  When used together, the manuals and videos enable service-learners to lead fun, hands-on workshops with local K-12 students.  For information pertaining to signing out equipment, please contact

Service-Learning Tutorial:  NASA Wind Trainer Manual Video
Service-Learning Tutorial:  NASA Solar Trainer Manual Video
Service-Learning Tutorial:  NASA Roller Coaster     Manual Video
Service-Learning Tutorial:  NASA PVC Wind Turbine  Manual Video
Service-Learning Tutorial:  NASA Electric Circuit   Manual Video
Service-Learning Tutorial:  NASA Bending Light  Manual Video
Service-Learning Tutorial:  NASA Creating White Light Manual Video
Service-Learning Tutorial:  NASA Light Absorbing Paper    Video
Service-Learning Tutorial:  NASA Car and Ramp Manual  


Presenting at the 21st Century Afterschool Program:

If you are a student preparing to create a lesson and hands-on activity to present at one of the 21st Century locations, the following resources could prove to be very useful. Hope they help!

For general science, math, and technology:
PBS: Pre-K through 12th
NASA Education Materials: K-Higher Education (tons of resources!)
Science Lessons for Kids
Over 1,000 Science & Math Activities
Bill Nye the Science Guy: Home Demos
National Geographic Kids: Fun Science Experiments and Activities
Edible/Inedible Experiments Archive Weird Science Experiments
explOratorium: The Museum of Science, Art, and Human Perception
National Energy Education Development Project (NEED): Curriculum Guides, K-12
Museum of Science and Industry: Classroom Activities
Thinkfinity: Free Educational Resources, Lesson Plans, and Interactive Activities
SciLinks: Database of Links to Science Lessons, 1st-6th Grade
Science NetLinks: Resources, K-12 
NJ Pinelands Commission: Educational Resources, 4th-8th Grade
Solar Education and Resource Center (solar energy activities for math and science education)
American Chemical Society: Science for Kids (chemistry specific)
USGS Lessons for GIS (Geographic Information Systems) (GIS specific)
National Geographic Xpeditions: Lesson Plans, K-12 (geography specific)
Neuroscience for Kids (neuroscience specific)
Earth Force: Activities (environment specific)
Classroom Demonstrations with Minerals
Aviation for Kids
Hands-on Activities for Engineering
Lesson Plans and Activities for Science Education
Science & Technology Lesson Plans
Finding My Forest Curriculum Resources
Lesson Plans by the United States Mint
Environmental Educator Resources
LEGO Engineering
Hands-on Activities by PBS
Lessons for Learning through Gardening
BrainPOP Lesson Plans
Climate Lessons
Resources from Macmillian/McGraw-Hill
Environmental Education for Kids
Think Green Classroom Resources
Environmental Websites for Kids
Global Issues and Sustainability Curriculum
Online Safety Activities for Kids
Science and Nutrition Activities
Science Teaching Experiments
BioInteractive Classroom Activities
Earthwatch Institute: Curriculum Ideas & Lesson Plans
Contemporary Physics Education Project
Cool Science Resources Database
PBS Database of Web Links to Science-Themed Learning Activities
National Science Teacher Association
FREE: Federal Resources for Education Excellence
Education World

Digital Labs:
Science Education through Exploration, 5th-8th Grade
Discovery Kids: Fun & Games
Yucky Fun & Games
NOVA: Check out its interactive resources by first selecting a topic
Purdue zipTrips electronic field trips
Learn Science at Scitable: E-books
Create a Digital Lesson or Learning Instrument
Electronic Field Trips from the National Park Foundation
Discover the Forest
Habitat Heroes
Cool Science for Kids
The Virtual Lab Series (CD) includes:
      -Bacterial ID Lab
      -Cardiology Lab
      -Immunology Lab
      -Neurophysiology Lab
      -Transgenic Fly Lab


 Arranging service-learning projects to do with the students:
Easy Volunteer Activities for Kids
Clifford's BIG Ideas (activities to show children how small, simple actions can make the world a better place)

The following games are available for viewing and signing out by contacting

Math: Make 7 - 1-2-3 OY! - NumbTers - Number Rummy - Cing-o - Countdown!
Word: A-B-C OY! - You've Been Sentenced - Go to Press - A to Z - Smart ABC - MyWord! - Word Sense - Word Rummy - SpellDown! - WordPlay for kids! - I SPY Word - Scramble - Apples to Apples Junior 9+ - Apples to Apples Party Box
Chemistry: Atom Building Game - Periodic Table Tiles
Miscellaneous: Cranium - Brain Quest (grades K-6)

The following kits are available to be signed out by contacting

1. Soil Testing Kit: NPK Code 3-5880
2. Nitrogen in Soil Kit: LaMotte Model ST-N, Code 5420
3. PurTest Home Water Analysis
4. PurTest School Kit: A Water Learning Program
5. The Classroom Collection: Rocks, Minerals, and Gemstones
6. Do It Yourself Bubble Gum Workshop

Idea Books:
The following books are available for viewing and signing out by contacting

    1. Chances Are: Making Probability and Statistics Fun to Learn and Easy to Teach
      by Nancy Pfenning
    2. Chances Are: Hands-on Activities in Probability and Statistics, Grades 3-7
      by Dolgowich, Lounsbury, and Muldoon
    3. Psychology for Kids Vol. 2: 40 Fun Experiments That Help You Learn About Others (with CD)
      by Jonni Kincher
    4. 10-Minute Life Lessons for Kids: 52 Fun and Simple Games and Activities to Teach Your Child Honesty, Trust, Love, and Other Important Values
      by Jamie C. Miller
    5. Psychology for Kids Vol. 1: 40 Fun Tests That Help You Learn About Yourself (with CD)
      by Jonni Kincher
    6. Giant Science Resource Book: Grades 1-6
      by Jo Ellen Moor
    7. Science Fun: Activities to Encourage Students to Think and Solve Problems
      by Edward Shevick
    8. Hands-On Physical Science
      by Laurie Westphal
    9. Prize-Winning Science Fair Projects for Curious Kids
      by Joe Rhatigan and Rain Newcomb
    10. Janice VanCleave's Chemistry for Every Kid: 101 Easy Experiments that Really Work
      by Janice VanCleave
    11. Amazing Kitchen Chemistry Projects You Can Build Yourself
      by Cynthia Light Brown and Blair Shedd
    12. Janice VanCleave's Physics for Every Kid: 101 Easy Experiments in Motion, Heat, Light, Machines, and Sound
      by Janice VanCleave
    13. The Usborne Big Book of Experiments edited
      by Alastair Smith
    14. Science Surprises! Ready-to-Use Experiments & Activities for Young Learners
      by Jean R Feldman
    15. NBAAs Aviation for Kids Program: Activity Guide (and Teachers Resource)
    16. MathART Projects and Activities
      by Carolyn Ford Brunetto
    17. Make it Work! SPACE
      by David Glover
    18. Mr. Wizards Supermarket Science
      by Don Herbert
    19. Windowsill Science Centers
      by Lynne Kepler
    20. Weatherwatch
      by Valerie Wyatt
    21. Explorabook: A Kids Science Museum in a Book
      by John Cassidy
    22. ZAP Science: A Science Playground in a Book
      by John Cassidy
    23. Fun-to-Make Nature Crafts
      by Robyn Supraner
    24. Fun with Science: 46 Entertaining Demonstrations
      by George Barr
    25. Science in a Bag
      by Sandra Markle
    26. Science Just Add Salt
      by Sandra Markle
    27. Discovering More Science Secrets
      by Sandra Markle
    28. Electricity Experiments for Children
      by Gabriel Reuben
    29. Janice VanCleaves A+ Projects in Biology
      by Janice VanCleave
    30. Elementary Energy & Environment Science Activities, Books 5 & 6 provided
      by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    31. Measuring Up on the New Jersey ESPA: Science, Grade 3 provided
      by the Peoples Publishing Group
    32. Science Brainstretchers: Creative Problem-Solving Activities in Science, Grades 4-6
      by Anthony D. Fredericks
    33. 101 Innovative Ideas for Creative Kids
      by Claudia J. Dobson
    34. Creative Activities for Young Children
      by Mary Mayesky
    35. Division Skills, Grades 2-4
      by Beaver Books Publishing
    36. Learning Time and Money, Grade 2
      by Disney Learning
    37. Creative Activities for Young Children
      by Mary Mayesky
    38. Mastermind for the Primary Grades: Exercises in Critical Thinking
      by Hawkes, Montgomery, and McKay
    39. Number Skills Practice
      by Beaver Books Publishing
    40. ESPA Success in Mathematics, Level D (3rd Grade)
      by Steck-Vaughn/Berrent Publications
    41. Creative Resources for the Anti-bias Classroom
      by Nadia Saderman Hall
    42. A Guide to Field Identification: Rocks and Minerals
      by Charles A. Sorrell

    The following videos are available for viewing and signing out by contacting


~Addition & Subtraction: Basic Math, the Complete Course (30 min) DVD
~Learn Windows, complete 3-CD set, 2007 — PC CD-Rom
~Learn Excel, complete 3-CD set, 2007 — PC CD-Rom
~Learn Word, complete 3-CD set, 2007 — PC CD-Rom
~Cancer/Neuroscience: Learning from Patients, the Science of Medicine, 2-disc set includes:

-Four full-length presentations on one disc
-Detailed chapter search by scientific topic
-Direct access to animations
-English subtitles
-Interviews with the speakers
-Special features on transgenic mice, understanding pedigrees, and bioethics

~Obesity: Science of Fat, 2-disc set includes:

-Four full-length presentations
-Detailed chapter search by scientific topic
-Direct access to animations
-English subtitles
-Interviews with the speakers
-Special features on molecular structures of fat, fat metabolism, and measuring obesity

~Evolution: Fossils, Genes, and Mousetraps, disc includes:

-Lecture conveniently chaptered by topic
-Beautiful explanatory graphics
-Responses to questions from a live audience of high school students

~Animal Welfare Aspects of Good Agricultural Practice: Pig Production, disc includes:

-Documentary-style film (25 min)
-PDF of Good Agricultural Practice book
-PowerPoint presentation
-Lecturers notes

~Farm Animals & Us: Teaching Resources for Schools, Colleges, & Universities, 2-disc set includes:

-Farm Animals & Us film (19 min for ages 10-15; 21 min for ages 14-adult)
-Worksheets and discussion activities
-Information booklet (PDF)
-Citizenship booklets for teachers and students (PDFs)
-Eat Less Meat — Its Costing the Earth (17 min)
-WTO — Wrecking Animal Protection (11 min)
-Genetic Engineering & Farm Animals (19 min)

~Stimulus Response: A Teaching Video by the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (26 min)

~Viral Outbreak: The Science of Emerging Disease, 2-disc set includes:

-Four full-length presentations
-Animations and videos
-Interactive features
-Discussion of the life cycle of mosquitoes
-Spanish subtitles

~Evolution: Constant Change and Common Threads, 2-disc set includes:

-Four full-length presentations
-Interactive features
-Discussion on evolution and religion

~Scanning Lifes Matrix: Genes, Proteins, and Small Molecules, 2-disc set includes:

-Four full-length presentations
-Animations and special features
-Discussion on science education issues

~AIDS: Evolution of an Epidemic, 2-disc set includes:

-Four full-length presentations
-Animations and special features
-Discussions on HIV/AIDS advocacy, living with HIV, and getting involved in health care in developing nations

~Potent Biology: Stem Cells, Cloning, and Regeneration, 2-disct set includes:

-Four full-length presentations
-Animations and special features
-Discussion on stem cells and bioethics

~Making Your Mind: Molecules, Motion, and Memory, 2-disc set includes:

-Four full-length presentations
-Animations and interactive features
-Discussion on neurobiology and mental illness

~Exploring Biodiversity: The Search for New Medicines, 2-disc set includes:

-Four full-length presentations
-Animations and special features
-Discussion on biodiversity and conservation

~Clockwork Genes: Discoveries in Biological Time, disc includes:

-Four full-length presentations
-Animations and speakers interviews
-Ideas for classroom activities

~2000 and Beyond: Confronting the Microbe Menace, disc includes:

-Four full-length presentations
-Animations and demos
-Teacher resources

~Of Hearts and Hypertension: Blazing Genetic Trails, disc includes:

-Four full-length presentations

~The Double Life of RNA, disc includes:

-Four full-length presentations
-Special features on ribozymes and telomeres

~The Meaning of Sex: Genes and Gender, disc includes:

-Four full-length presentations
-Animations and demos
-Interactive feature on gender testing

~Pennies for Peace Toolkit

~The Foundation for a Better Life: Values (pass them on) Campaign Reel



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