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The OCM BOCES Center for Innovative Science Education supports educators in providing cohesive and authentic K-12 science learning experiences that allow students to understand and develop curiosity about the natural world and the connection between science and their life, while also developing students ability to think critically, solve problems, communicate, collaborate, and cognitively engage in the practices of science.

To contact us or order living materials, phone 315.433.2671 or contact us online.

Holly Baldwin
Holly Baldwin
Elementary Science Specialist
Heidi Busa
Heidi Busa
Upper Elementary & Secondary Science Specialist

Cindy Zajac

Elementary Curriculum Materials Program


Rachel Korzyp  @mrskorzyp - Jan 12
"How can we send a message using sound?" #OCMScience


Smithsonian Science Technology Concepts (STC)

Exploring My Weather Exploring Plants and Animals Exploring Force and Motion**


Smithsonian Science for the Classroom Curriculum Framework

Life Science Earth & Space Science Physical Science Engineering Design
Grade 1
How Do Animal Parents Keep Their Babies Safe?** Is a Day Always the Same Length?** How Can We See Things in the Dark?** How Can We Send A Message Using Sound?
Grade 2
How Do Plants and Animals Need Each Other?** What Can maps Tell Us About Water on Earth?** How Do Heating and Cooling Change Things? ** How Can We Stop Soil From Washing Away?
Grade 3
What Explains Similarities and Differences Between Organisms? How Do Weather and Climate Affect Our Lives?** How Can We Predict Patterns of Motion?** How can We Protect Animals When Their Habitat Changes?
Grade 4
How Can Animals Use Their Senses to Communicate?** What is Our Evidence That We Live on a Changing Earth? How Does Motion Energy Change in a Collision?** How Can We Provide Energy to People’s Homes?
Grade 5
How Can We Predict Change in Ecosystems?** How can We Use the Sky to Navigate?** How Can We Identify Materials Based on Their Properties? How Can We Provide Freshwater to Those in Need?
**Coming Soon


Smithsonian Science Technology Concepts (STC)
6th Grade

Energy, Force, and Motion Matter and Its Interactions Space Systems Exploration**


Science Event Calendar

Science Programs

For program questions please contact the Science Center at
315-433-2671 or email

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PO Box 4754
Syracuse, NY 13221
Phone: (315) 433-2600

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