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.

 
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