Parental Resources

Resource Category Topic Type
Pillbugs: An interactive investigation into animal behaviors [STEM Activity]
One of the many subjects that ecologists investigate is how living things interact with their environment.  One way we can study ecology is by explori...
STEM Education, STEM Docents, STEM Discovery Lab at Manchester, Teaching Through Inquiry & Science Practices
Updated May 13, 2022: COVID-19 Protocols for 4-H Participants
As of September 14, 2021:<br /> <br /> All parents and guardians of New Hampshire 4-H participants<br /> are required to review these guidelines. <...
New Hampshire 4-H
Tracking Flowering Plants and Pollinators [STEM Activity]
<br /> Throughout the growing season, flowering plants are found in yards, neighborhoods and gardens. Some of these plants are wild and even may be c...
Be a Field Scientist and Map Your Own Backyard [STEM Activity]
Science notebooks have been used by scientists throughout history to document their work in the field and laboratory. Scientists fill these notebook p...
Stream Safari - a video series for self-guided exploration [video]
This Stream Safari video series will walk you through all you need to know to safely and comfortably get out to your nearby stream, river, lake, or po...
STEM Education, STEM Docents, STEM Discovery Lab at Manchester
Parent Questions About Summer Camps Amid Covid-19 Restrictions and the Answers They Should Listen For
Camps everywhere are facing the difficult decision of whether to open this summer. For those that do, parents of campers need to decide if attendance ...
New Hampshire 4-H
Bark and Leaf Rubbings [4-H Activity]
Have you taken time to notice all the beautiful trees and shrubs in New Hampshire? Do you know the state tree or the state flower? (See the example be...
STEM Education New Hampshire 4-H
Make a Plant Press [4-H Activity]
Choose leaves from your garden, a house plant, or on a nature walk, then make your own plant press to make a leaf print!<br /> <br /> What have you ...
STEM Education New Hampshire 4-H Activity
Mysteries Can Help Children Understand Science. Here’s How. [Activity]
Activities for phenomena-based learning<br /> <br /> Everyone loves a mystery, and science educators are taking advantage of the natural curiosity s...
Teaching Through Inquiry & Science Practices, STEM Education Activity
Float or Sink: A simple science activity to do with your children [Activity]
Out for another walk…what to do?  Collect materials from outside and inside to conduct a Float or Sink investigation. <br /> <br /> My son Theo is f...
STEM Education, STEM Discovery Lab at Manchester Activity