Citizen Science Teacher Experimentation Program: Climate Change Project Playbooks

The Citizen Science Teacher Experimentation Program Project Playbooks are resources that support teachers in planning and implementing projects that investigate and take action on five different aspects of climate change in New York City. These playbooks were developed by NYCDOE teachers and external partners during the 2020-21 school year, and can be implemented in in-person, remote, and hybrid settings. While primarily designed for middle school science classrooms, these playbooks could also be adapted for upper elementary or high school classes and can be used in school-day classes or as part of afterschool or summer STEM programming. For questions about these playbooks, please reach out to the NYCDOE STEM team at STEM@schools.nyc.gov.

Included Resources

The CSTEP playbook: Edible Gardening is designed to support middle school teachers in designing and carrying out projects that investigates the climate change issue of energy effeciency in New York City and other urban areas. It is part of a series of playbooks that were developed by New York City Department of Education teachers and staff members from external partner organizations in the 2020-2021 school year.

The CSTEP Playbook: Energy Efficiency is designed to support middle school teachers in designing and carrying out projects that investigates the climate change issue of energy efficiency in New York City and other urban areas. It is a part of a series of playbooks that were developed by New York City Department of Education teachers and staff members from external partner organizations in the 2020-21 school year.

The CSTEP playbook: Stormwater is designed to support middle school teachers in designing and carrying out projects that investigate the climate change issue of stormwater and combined sewer overflows of New York City and other urban areas. Its part of a series of playbooks that were developed by the New York City Department of Education teachers and staff members from external partner organizations in the 2020 - 2021 school year. 

The CSTEP playbook: Street Trees is designed to support middle school teachers in designing and carrying out projects that investigate climate change through the lens of monitoring street trees and learning about tree stewardship in New York City and other urban areas. It is part of a series of playbooks that were developed by New York City Department of Education teachers and staff members from external partner organizations during the 2020 - 2021 school year. 

This CSTEP Playbook: Urban Heat Islands is designed to support middle school teachers in designing and carrying out projects that investigate climate change through the lens of monitoring the urban heat island effect in New York City and other urban areas. It is a part of a series of playbooks that were developed by New York City Department of Education teachers and staff members from external partner organizations in the 2020-21 school year