Hot Cities, Cool Science: Climate Change in the City

Grades 5 – 8

Test your urban planning skills and help New Yorkers prepare for the effects of a changing climate. Investigate the impacts of heavier rainfall and rising temperatures on our city, and use green infrastructure concepts to design a more resilient New York City.

Grade 5- NYC Unit 3 5-ESS3-1, NYS PE 5-ESS3-1; NYC Unit 3 5-ESS2-1, NYS 5-ESS2-1
Grade 6- NYC Unit 5 MS-ESS3-5, NYS MS-ESS3-5
Grade 7- NYC Unit 5 MS-ESS3-3, NYS MS-ESS3-3; NYC Unit 5 MS-ESS3-4, NYS MS-ESS3-4

Fee: $200 (plus group admission). Available September through June.

 

Mineral Madness

Grades 6 – 10

Sharpen observation skills while learning about minerals, how they are different than rocks, and how they are classified through their various properties. Sort mineral samples by color and luster, and perform a streak test to identify minerals.

Grades 9 – 10 – NYC Earth Science Unit 3
NYS HS-ESS2-3

Fee: $200 (plus group admission). Available September through June.

 

D–N–Amazing

Grades 6 – 12

Discover the shared chemistry that exists among living things. Engage in an interactive lab protocol utilizing lab equipment (goggles, gloves, pipettes, microcentrifuge tubes, chemical solutions) to extract DNA from your own cheek cells and learn how the same units of DNA lead to the diversity of living things.

Grade 7 – NYC Unit 3-MS-LS1-2, NYS MS-LS1-2
Grade 8 – NYC Unit 3 MS LS3-1, MS LS3-2, NYS MS LS3-1, MS LS3-2
Grade 9 – 12 – LE Units 4, NYS HS-LS1-1

Fee: $200 (plus group admission). Available September through June.

 

Forensic Frenzy

Grades 7 – 10

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.

Grades 9 to 10 – NYC LE Unit

Fee: $200 (plus group admission). Available September through June.

 

The Reasons for Seasons

Grades 1 – 12

Predict rising and setting positions of the Sun at the beginning of each season and explore factors that contribute to seasonal change. Students will also learn about the seasonal changes in other places on earth and the factors contributing to those changes. Note: The workshop takes place in a planetarium style room that will be dimly lit for 45 minutes.

Grade 1 – NYC Unit 1 1-ESS1-2, NYS 1-ESS1-2
Grade 5 – NYC Unit 5 5-ESS1-1 5-ESS1-2, NYS 5-ESS1-1 5-ESS1-2
Grade 8 – NYC Unit 2 MS-ESS1-1, NYS MS-ESS1-1

Fee: $200 (plus group admission). Available September through June.

 

The Night Sky

Grades 1 – 12

Immerse yourself in the evening starry sky. Learn how to read a star map and find objects in the night sky using a technique called star hopping. Make connections between the constellations in the night sky and Greek and Native American mythologies. Note: The workshop takes place in a planetarium style room that will be dimly lit for 45 minutes.

Grade 1 – Grade 5 – NYC Unit 5-ESS1-2, NYS 5-ESS1-2
Grade 8 – NYC Unit 2 MS-ESS1-1, NYS MS-ESS1-1

Fee: $200 (plus group admission). Available September through June.

 

 
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