Mineral Madness

Grades 6 – 10

Mineral Investigations: 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.

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.



Grades 6 – 12

Genetics, Science Process Skills: 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 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.


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.

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

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