Elementary to Middle School Workshops

Reflecting on Mirrors

Grades 2 – 4

Mathematical Symmetry: Enter the realm of the looking glass. Experiment with light reflection and symmetry by predicting laser bounces. Assemble your own kaleidoscope or magic box.

Workshop fees: $200 per workshop plus group admission fees. Maximum 32 students.

Grade 3 – NYC Unit 2/NYS PS 4.1a,d,
Grade 4 – NYC Unit 2

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Bounce, Balance and Play

Grades 3 – 6

Sports and Physics: Test your balancing skills while you discover how balance is related to sports. Observe the relationship between kinetic and potential energy. Investigate the shape and composition of various balls to see what makes them bounce, fly or roll as far as they do.

Workshop fees: $200 per workshop plus group admission fees. Maximum 32 students.

Grade 3 – NYC Unit 1/NYS PS 3.1b,c, Unit 3/NYS 5.1c,d,
Grade 5 – Unit 1/NYS S1.1, 1.3, 2.3, Unit 3/NYS LE5.3b,
Grade 6 – NYC Unit 1/NYS PS 4.1d,e

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Journey into Microspace

Grades 3 – 5

Microbiology: Use microscopes to investigate the micro world of protozoa and algae. Prepare slides to observe and analyze the shapes and colors of microbes and how they move and feed. Take home your own magnifying lens.

Workshop fees: $200 per workshop plus group admission fees. Maximum 32 students.

Grade 3 and 5 – NYC Unit 4,
Grade 4 – NYC Unit 1/NYS LE 6.1

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The Eyes Have It

Grades 3 – 7

Human Eye and Illusions: Unveil the world of 3-D perception with the aid of color filters. Make your own 3-D glasses and create optical illusions.

Workshop fees: $200 per workshop plus group admission fees. Maximum 32 students.

Grade 3 – NYC Unit 2/NYS PS 4.1, 4.2,
Grade 4 – NYC Unit 2/NYS PS 4.1,
Grade 6 – NYC Unit 3/NYS PS 4.1,
Grade 7 – NYC Unit 2/NYS PS 4.1, 4.4

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Science Detective

Grades 4 – 6

Logic and Puzzles: Solve a crime using clues, fingerprints, paper chromatography and coded messages. Make your own alphabet wheel to compose and decode secret messages.

Workshop fees: $200 per workshop plus group admission fees. Maximum 32 students.

Grade 5 – NYC Unit 1/NYS S1.1-1.3, S2.1-2.3

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Float, Sink or Flink

Grades 4 – 8

Density: Observe the properties of mass, volume, density and buoyancy in a fun activity-based lesson. Classify objects that float, sink or flink. Make a hydrometer to measure the density of various unknown liquids.

Workshop fees: $200 per workshop plus group admission fees. Maximum 32 students.

Grade 4 – NYC Unit 3/NYS PS 3.1a-f,
Grade 5 – NYC Unit 1/NYS S1.1-1.3, 3.2-3.3,
Grade 7 – NYC Unit 2, NYS ILSE exam prep

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Push, Pull, Yank and Crank

Grades 4 – 8

Simple Machines: Define force, weight and work. Experiment with simple machines such as levers, pulleys and wheels to determine the qualitative and quantitative relationship between force and work.

Workshop fees: $200 per workshop plus group admission fees. Maximum 32 students.

Grade 5 – Unit 1,
Grade 6 – NYC Unit 1/NYS PS 4.1-5.2,
Grade 8 – Unit 2/NYS PS5.1

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Decaying Science

Grades 4 – 8

Decomposition and Environment:

Discover the causes of decomposition. Experiment with various materials and environmental conditions and make predictions about decomposition rates. Make and take home a bottle composter.

Workshop fees: $200 per workshop plus group admission fees. Maximum 32 students.

Grade 4 – NYC Unit 1/NYS LE5.2g, 6.1,
Grade 5 – NYC Unit 4/NYS LE5.1, 6.1, S1.1-1

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Color My World

Grades 4 – 8

Light and Color: Examine the mysteries of color and light. Under unique lighting conditions, solve color mysteries and create secret messages. Make and take home your own spectroscope.

Workshop fees: $200 per workshop plus group admission fees. Maximum 32 students.

Grade 4 – NYC Unit 2,
Grade 5 – NYC Unit 1/NYS S1.1, 2.1-2.3,
Grade 7 – NYC Unit 2/NYS PS4

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