Middle School to High School Workshops

Mineral Madness

Grades 6 – 10

Mineral Investigations: Sharpen observation skills while learning about minerals and how they are classified. Sort through the many properties that make up the earthly materials that surround us.

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

Grade 7 – NYC Unit 1/NYS 2.1-2.2,
Grades 9 to 10 – NYC Earth Science Unit 3/NYS PS 3.1,
Unit 5/NYS PS 2.1

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Ecosystemology

Grades 6 – 10

Environmental Science:

Investigate the roles of both living and non-living components of a land ecosystem such as soil, microbes, plants and water. Create a mini-biosphere (self-sustaining environment) to take back to your classroom.

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

Grade 6 – NYC Units 3-4,
Grade 7 – NYC Unit 4/NYS LE 5.1-5.2,
Grade 8 – NYC Unit 4,
Grades 9 to 10 – LE Unit 3/NYS LE1.1, 6.1-6.3

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D–n–Amazing

Grades 6 – 12

Genetics:

Discover the shared chemistry that exists among living things. Participate in an activity demonstrating how the same units of DNA lead to the diversity of living things. Isolate and take home your own DNA.

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

Grade 6 – NYC Unit 3/NYS 1.1,
Grade 7 – NYC Units 3-4,
Grade 8 – NYC Unit 1/NYS LE2.1,
Grades 9 to 12 – LE Units 4/NYS LE1.2, Unit 7/NYS
LE 2.1, 2.2

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Forensic Frenzy

Grades 7 – 10

Critical Thinking:

Use critical thinking strategies and forensic science techniques to solve a mystery. Examine trace evidence to record and interpret data in order to formulate a conclusion.

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

Grades 9 to 10 – NYC LE Unit 1/NYS Inquiry strand
Standards 1,2,6,7 IPS-Standard 7

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Powerful Polymers

Grades 7 – 12

Molecular Chemistry:

Explore the molecular world of cross-linked polymers. Discover how atoms form molecules and monomers and how they link to form amazing organic and inorganic polymers. Make your own cross-linked polymer to take home.

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

Grade 7 – NYC Unit 2/NYS PS 3.1-3.3,
Grades 9 to 12 – NYC Chem Units 2 & 4/NYS 3.1, 3.3, 5.2

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