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NYSCI On the go

NYSCI travels offsite to make STEM come alive in your location. All programs are are designed to be interactive experiences that nurture curiosity and foster STEM concepts and skills.

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Science Outreaches

Enrich your classroom and after-school programming by incorporating hands-on science activities led by NYSCI instructors. Each outreach session is designed to provide an interactive age-appropriate science experience that correlates to the New York City Science Scope and Sequence, New York City, New York State, and national standards. All materials are provided.

Fee*

Varies

Hours

45 Minutes

Number of Students

30 Maximum
$300 for the first session plus $225 for each additional session, with a minimum booking of two sessions. Travel charges may apply for locations more than 20 miles away from NYSCI.
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LIGHT AND SHADOWS

Grades Pre K–2

How is a shadow created? Experiment with light sources, shapes, and filters to create a variety of shadows.

  • Grade Pre-K

    Unit 6 PS3-1

  • Grade 1

    NYC Unit 2 PS4-2, 1-ESS1-2, NYS PS4-2, PS4-3

  • Available

    September through June

MAKE SOME NOISE

Grades Pre K–K

Investigate the science of sound and vibrations while exploring different objects and the types of sounds they create. Students will make instruments with bells, shells, and beads. They will then create a musical piece that will be performed with the entire class with their handmade instruments.

  • Pre-K – K

    NYC Unit 2 – P-PS4-1, NYS P-PS4-1

  • Available

    September through June

GOOEY MATTER

Grades Pre K–2

Experience solids, liquids, and gases as you investigate a substance called Oobleck, and the differences between Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids. Following a storytelling session, each student will make their own Oobleck from cornstarch and water, and relate it to the Dr. Suess story of the same name.

  • Pre-K

    NYC Unit 7 P-PS1-1

  • Grade K

    NYC Unit 1 K-PS1-1, NYS K-PS1-1

  • Grade 2

    NYC Unit 1 2-PS1-1, NYS 2-PS1-1

  • Available

    September through June

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OWL PELLET DISSECTION

Grades 2 – 6

Explore the relationships between predator and prey with an owl pellet dissection. Students will extract and classify the bones of different prey in an owl’s diet. Compare results with other students and create a class graph of findings.

  • Grade 2

    NYC Unit 3 2-LS2-2, NYS 2-LS2-2

  • Grade 3

    NYC Unit 2 3-LS4-2, NYS 3-LS4-2

  • Grade 4

    NYC Unit 1 4-LS1-1, NYS 4-LS1-1

  • Grade 5

    NYC Unit 2 5-PS3-1, NYS 5-PS3-1

  • Grade 6

    NYC Unit 3 – MS LS2-3, MS LS2-4, NYS MS LS2-3, MS LS2-4

  • Available

    September through June

BOUNCE, BALANCE AND PLAY

Grades 3 – 6

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 or fly as they do. Make predictions, conduct trial experiments and collect data on the elasticity of various balls. Test your reaction time to improve your performance in sports activities.

  • Grade 3

    NYC Unit 4 3-PS2-1, 3-PS2-2, NYS 3-PS2-1, 3-PS2-2

  • Grade 4

    NYC Unit 2 4-PS3-2, 4-PS3-4, NYS 4-PS3-2, 4-PS3-4

  • Available

    September through June

MICROSCOPES AND MICROBES

Grades 3 – 5

Learn how to use a microscope to investigate the fascinating world of microorganisms. Prepare slides to observe and analyze the shapes, colors and sizes of various live microbes and how they move and feed. Explore the vital role microbes play in our ecosystem. Take home your own magnifying lens to conduct your own magnification investigations!

  • Grade 3

    NYC Unit 1 3-LS1-1, 3-LS3-2, NYS 3-LS1-1, 3-LS3-2

  • Grade 4

    NYC Unit 1 4-LS1-1, NYS 4-LS1-1

  • Grade 5

    NYC Unit 2 5-LS1-1, NYS 5-LS1-1

  • Available

    September through June

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FORCE & MOTION

Grades 6 – 8

Physics: Through a series of interactive and creative hands-on challenges, students explore Newton’s Laws of Motion. Students then use their knowledge to design, build, test and modify a balloon car racer – and race them!

  • Grade 8

    NYC Unit 1 MS-PS3-1, MS-PS3-2, NYS MS-PS3-1, MS-PS3-2

  • Available

    September through June

COOL CRANIUMS

Grades 6 – 10

Life Science: Explore how animals adapt to their environments. Study, sort and classify the form and function of a variety of mammal skulls. Investigate how to apply these techniques to identify a mysterious skull.

  • Grade 8

    NYC Unit 4 MS-LS4-2, NYS MS-LS4-2

  • 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.

This outreach uses Starlab, our portable planetarium. Starlab requires a space of 24 feet in width and 12 feet in height. It fits perfectly in a school’s gymnasium or on an auditorium stage. A NYSCI instructor will lead your students through the program.

  • Grade 1

    NYC Unit 1 1-ESS1-2, NYS 1-ESS1-2

  • Grade 5

    Unit 5 5-ESS1-1, 5-ESS1-2, NYSC 5-ESS1-1, 5-ESS1-2

  • Grade 8

    NYC Unit 2 MS-ESS1-1, NYS MS-ESS1-1

  • Available

    September through June

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Science Outreaches

Enrich your classroom and after-school programming by incorporating hands-on science activities led by NYSCI instructors. Each outreach session is designed to provide an interactive age-appropriate science experience that correlates to the New York City Science Scope and Sequence, New York City, New York State, and national standards. All materials are provided.

Fee*

Varies

Hours

45 Minutes

Number of Students

30 Maximum
$300 for the first session plus $225 for each additional session, with a minimum booking of two sessions. Travel charges may apply for locations more than 20 miles away from NYSCI.
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LIGHT AND SHADOWS

Grades Pre K–2

How is a shadow created? Experiment with light sources, shapes, and filters to create a variety of shadows.

  • Grade Pre-K

    Unit 6 PS3-1

  • Grade 1

    NYC Unit 2 PS4-2, 1-ESS1-2, NYS PS4-2, PS4-3

  • Available

    September through June

MAKE SOME NOISE

Grades Pre K–K

Investigate the science of sound and vibrations while exploring different objects and the types of sounds they create. Students will make instruments with bells, shells, and beads. They will then create a musical piece that will be performed with the entire class with their handmade instruments.

  • Pre-K – K

    NYC Unit 2 – P-PS4-1, NYS P-PS4-1

  • Available

    September through June

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OWL PELLET DISSECTION

Grades 2 – 6

Explore the relationships between predator and prey with an owl pellet dissection. Students will extract and classify the bones of different prey in an owl’s diet. Compare results with other students and create a class graph of findings.

  • Grade 2

    NYC Unit 3 2-LS2-2, NYS 2-LS2-2

  • Grade 3

    NYC Unit 2 3-LS4-2, NYS 3-LS4-2

  • Grade 4

    NYC Unit 1 4-LS1-1, NYS 4-LS1-1

  • Grade 5

    NYC Unit 2 5-PS3-1, NYS 5-PS3-1

  • Grade 6

    NYC Unit 3 – MS LS2-3, MS LS2-4, NYS MS LS2-3, MS LS2-4

  • Available

    September through June

BOUNCE, BALANCE AND PLAY

Grades 3 – 6

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 or fly as they do. Make predictions, conduct trial experiments and collect data on the elasticity of various balls. Test your reaction time to improve your performance in sports activities.

  • Grade 3

    NYC Unit 4 3-PS2-1, 3-PS2-2, NYS 3-PS2-1, 3-PS2-2

  • Grade 4

    NYC Unit 2 4-PS3-2, 4-PS3-4, NYS 4-PS3-2, 4-PS3-4

  • Available

    September through June

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FORCE & MOTION

Grades 6 – 8

Physics: Through a series of interactive and creative hands-on challenges, students explore Newton’s Laws of Motion. Students then use their knowledge to design, build, test and modify a balloon car racer – and race them!

  • Grade 8

    NYC Unit 1 MS-PS3-1, MS-PS3-2, NYS MS-PS3-1, MS-PS3-2

  • Available

    September through June

COOL CRANIUMS

Grades 6 – 10

Life Science: Explore how animals adapt to their environments. Study, sort and classify the form and function of a variety of mammal skulls. Investigate how to apply these techniques to identify a mysterious skull.

  • Grade 8

    NYC Unit 4 MS-LS4-2, NYS MS-LS4-2

  • Available

    September through June

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Science Outreaches

Enrich your classroom and after-school programming by incorporating hands-on science activities led by NYSCI instructors. Each outreach session is designed to provide an interactive age-appropriate science experience that correlates to the New York City Science Scope and Sequence, New York City, New York State, and national standards. All materials are provided.

Fee*

Varies

Hours

45 Minutes

Number of Students

30 Maximum
$300 for the first session plus $225 for each additional session, with a minimum booking of two sessions. Travel charges may apply for locations more than 20 miles away from NYSCI.
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LIGHT AND SHADOWS

Grades Pre K–2

How is a shadow created? Experiment with light sources, shapes, and filters to create a variety of shadows.

  • Grade Pre-K

    Unit 6 PS3-1

  • Grade 1

    NYC Unit 2 PS4-2, 1-ESS1-2, NYS PS4-2, PS4-3

  • Available

    September through June

MAKE SOME NOISE

Grades Pre K–K

Investigate the science of sound and vibrations while exploring different objects and the types of sounds they create. Students will make instruments with bells, shells, and beads. They will then create a musical piece that will be performed with the entire class with their handmade instruments.

  • Pre-K – K

    NYC Unit 2 – P-PS4-1, NYS P-PS4-1

  • Available

    September through June

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OWL PELLET DISSECTION

Grades 2 – 6

Explore the relationships between predator and prey with an owl pellet dissection. Students will extract and classify the bones of different prey in an owl’s diet. Compare results with other students and create a class graph of findings.

  • Grade 2

    NYC Unit 3 2-LS2-2, NYS 2-LS2-2

  • Grade 3

    NYC Unit 2 3-LS4-2, NYS 3-LS4-2

  • Grade 4

    NYC Unit 1 4-LS1-1, NYS 4-LS1-1

  • Grade 5

    NYC Unit 2 5-PS3-1, NYS 5-PS3-1

  • Grade 6

    NYC Unit 3 – MS LS2-3, MS LS2-4, NYS MS LS2-3, MS LS2-4

  • Available

    September through June

BOUNCE, BALANCE AND PLAY

Grades 3 – 6

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 or fly as they do. Make predictions, conduct trial experiments and collect data on the elasticity of various balls. Test your reaction time to improve your performance in sports activities.

  • Grade 3

    NYC Unit 4 3-PS2-1, 3-PS2-2, NYS 3-PS2-1, 3-PS2-2

  • Grade 4

    NYC Unit 2 4-PS3-2, 4-PS3-4, NYS 4-PS3-2, 4-PS3-4

  • Available

    September through June

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FORCE & MOTION

Grades 6 – 8

Physics: Through a series of interactive and creative hands-on challenges, students explore Newton’s Laws of Motion. Students then use their knowledge to design, build, test and modify a balloon car racer – and race them!

  • Grade 8

    NYC Unit 1 MS-PS3-1, MS-PS3-2, NYS MS-PS3-1, MS-PS3-2

  • Available

    September through June

COOL CRANIUMS

Grades 6 – 10

Life Science: Explore how animals adapt to their environments. Study, sort and classify the form and function of a variety of mammal skulls. Investigate how to apply these techniques to identify a mysterious skull.

  • Grade 8

    NYC Unit 4 MS-LS4-2, NYS MS-LS4-2

  • Available

    September through June

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Big Science Days

Bring NYSCI to your school-wide or district-wide event for a Big Science Day. NYSCI provides multiple tabletop activity stations that engage participants of all ages in designing, making, tinkering, discovering, and experimenting. Students can build giant structures with wooden dowels, observe live critters, make a roller coaster ramp with recycled materials, or create an optical illusion toy.


All activity materials are provided and facilitated by NYSCI staff for rotating groups of 300 – 400 participants.

Fee*

Varies

Hours

3 Hours

Number of Students

300-400
$5,000 for up to three hours of six ongoing activities, $7,000 for up to three hours of eight ongoing activities.
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Big Science Days

Bring NYSCI to your school-wide or district-wide event for a Big Science Day. NYSCI provides multiple tabletop activity stations that engage participants of all ages in designing, making, tinkering, discovering, and experimenting. Students can build giant structures with wooden dowels, observe live critters, make a roller coaster ramp with recycled materials, or create an optical illusion toy.


All activity materials are provided and facilitated by NYSCI staff for rotating groups of 300 – 400 participants.

Fee*

Varies

Hours

3 Hours

Number of Students

300-400
$5,000 for up to three hours of six ongoing activities, $7,000 for up to three hours of eight ongoing activities.
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Big Science Days

Bring NYSCI to your school-wide or district-wide event for a Big Science Day. NYSCI provides multiple tabletop activity stations that engage participants of all ages in designing, making, tinkering, discovering, and experimenting. Students can build giant structures with wooden dowels, observe live critters, make a roller coaster ramp with recycled materials, or create an optical illusion toy.


All activity materials are provided and facilitated by NYSCI staff for rotating groups of 300 – 400 participants.

Fee*

Varies

Hours

3 Hours

Number of Students

300-400
$5,000 for up to three hours of six ongoing activities, $7,000 for up to three hours of eight ongoing activities.
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STEM Live Auditorium Presentation

NYSCI instructors will wow students with exciting experiments that bring science to life on a larger scale. During the 45-minute interactive show, instructors demonstrate various science phenomena that engage audience members in STEM. Topics include electricity, air pressure, and chemical reactions.


Presenters will need access to a microphone and speaker system.

Fee*

Varies

Hours

45 Minutes

Number of Students

Unlimited
$500 for the first show; $400 for each additional show. Travel charges may apply for locations more than 20 miles away from NYSCI.
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STEM Live Auditorium Presentation

NYSCI instructors will wow students with exciting experiments that bring science to life on a larger scale. During the 45-minute interactive show, instructors demonstrate various science phenomena that engage audience members in STEM. Topics include electricity, air pressure, and chemical reactions.


Presenters will need access to a microphone and speaker system.

Fee*

Varies

Hours

45 Minutes

Number of Students

Unlimited
$500 for the first show; $400 for each additional show. Travel charges may apply for locations more than 20 miles away from NYSCI.
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STEM Live Auditorium Presentation

NYSCI instructors will wow students with exciting experiments that bring science to life on a larger scale. During the 45-minute interactive show, instructors demonstrate various science phenomena that engage audience members in STEM. Topics include electricity, air pressure, and chemical reactions.


Presenters will need access to a microphone and speaker system.

Fee*

Varies

Hours

45 Minutes

Number of Students

Unlimited
$500 for the first show; $400 for each additional show. Travel charges may apply for locations more than 20 miles away from NYSCI.
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Residency Programs With NYSCI

Enrich your classroom unit lessons with hands-on science activity bundles facilitated by NYSCI instructors that highlight concepts students will be exploring in that unit. Each residency bundle is designed to provide an interactive age-appropriate science experience that correlate to the New York City Science Scope and Sequence, NY State and Next Generation Science Standards. All materials are provided.

Fee*

Varies

Hours

45-60 Minutes

Number of Students

30 Maximum
Varies by residency bundle (refer to bundle for accompanying fee). Travel charges may apply for locations more than 20 miles away from NYSCI.

Interdependence Series

[3 sessions]

Grade 3

Owl Pellets Explore the relationships between predator and prey with an owl pellet dissection. Students will extract and classify the bones of different prey in an owl’s diet, compare results with other students, and create a class graph of findings.

  • Grade 3

    NYS Unit 2 3-LS4-2, NYS 3-LS4-2

Ecosystemology Analyze water, nitrogren, and carbon cycles while creating mini biospheres that are self-sustaining, which you can observe over time.

  • Grade 3

    NYC Unit 2 3-LS4-3, NYS 3-LS4-3

Animal Prosthetics Using simple materials, participants design and build prosthetic beak or feet models for injured birds. Real videos of similar injuries will be used as inspiration.

  • Grade 3

    NYC Unit 2 3-LS4-3, NYS 3-LS4-3

  • Fee

    $900 per class for all three sessions

The Structure and Function of Organisms Unit Paring

[3 sessions]

Grade 4

Gliding Animals Get inspired by gliding animals and use your knowledge of forces and motion to design prototype gliding wings out of everyday materials.

  • Grade 4

    NYC Unit 1 LS1-2, NYS LS1-2

The Eyes Have It Experiment with various optical illusions and learn how the brain can deceive the eye. Conduct investigations on depth perception, use color filters to make 3-D glasses, and create your own optical illusion toy.

  • Grade 4

    NYC Unit 1 LS1-2, NYS LS1-2

Cow’s Eye Dissection Explore how our eyes work by following the path of light as it passes through your eye with gruesome, yet exciting, cow’s eye dissection. Compare and contrast the structures and function of a human’s eye with the cow’s eye. Explore how your brain and your eyes work together to help you see and also trick you.

  • Grade 4

    NYC Unit 1 LS1-2, NYS LS1-2

  • Fee

    $900 per class for all three sessions

Test Prep

[5 sessions]

Grade 4

Electricity [2 sessions] Review principles of circuitry with wires, bulbs, and batteries then reinforce the principles from the previous lesson to create a greeting card that lights up using LEDS and copper tape.

  • Grade 3

    NYC Unit 4 3-PS2-1, 3-PS2-3, 3-PS2-4, NYS 4 3-PS2-1, 3-PS2-3, 3-PS2-4

  • Grade 4

    NYC Unit 2 4-PS3-2, 4-PS3-4, NYS 4-PS3-2, 4-PS3-4

Density [1 session] Explore the concept of density as you compare and contrast the properties of various liquids and solids, create a density column, and explore mass and volume.

  • Grade 2

    NYC Unit 1 2-PS1-1, NYS 2-PS1-1

Magnetism [2 sessions] Explore the properties of magnets, learn what magnets are, what they are made of, and how the poles of a magnet orient themselves. Explore the magnetic quality of different materials by creating and playing with a magnetic maze.

  • Grade 3

    NYC Unit 4 3-PS2-3, 3-PS2-4, NYS 3-PS2-3, 3-PS2-4

  • Fee

    $1,500 per class for all five sessions

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Residency Programs With NYSCI

Enrich your classroom unit lessons with hands-on science activity bundles facilitated by NYSCI instructors that highlight concepts students will be exploring in that unit. Each residency bundle is designed to provide an interactive age-appropriate science experience that correlate to the New York City Science Scope and Sequence, NY State and Next Generation Science Standards. All materials are provided.

Fee*

Varies

Hours

45-60 Minutes

Number of Students

30 Maximum
Varies by residency bundle (refer to bundle for accompanying fee). Travel charges may apply for locations more than 20 miles away from NYSCI.

Interdependence Series

[3 sessions]

Grade 3

Owl Pellets Explore the relationships between predator and prey with an owl pellet dissection. Students will extract and classify the bones of different prey in an owl’s diet, compare results with other students, and create a class graph of findings.

  • Grade 3

    NYS Unit 2 3-LS4-2, NYS 3-LS4-2

Ecosystemology Analyze water, nitrogren, and carbon cycles while creating mini biospheres that are self-sustaining, which you can observe over time.

  • Grade 3

    NYC Unit 2 3-LS4-3, NYS 3-LS4-3

Animal Prosthetics Using simple materials, participants design and build prosthetic beak or feet models for injured birds. Real videos of similar injuries will be used as inspiration.

  • Grade 3

    NYC Unit 2 3-LS4-3, NYS 3-LS4-3

  • Fee

    $900 per class for all three sessions

The Structure and Function of Organisms Unit Paring

[3 sessions]

Grade 4

Gliding Animals Get inspired by gliding animals and use your knowledge of forces and motion to design prototype gliding wings out of everyday materials.

  • Grade 4

    NYC Unit 1 LS1-2, NYS LS1-2

The Eyes Have It Experiment with various optical illusions and learn how the brain can deceive the eye. Conduct investigations on depth perception, use color filters to make 3-D glasses, and create your own optical illusion toy.

  • Grade 4

    NYC Unit 1 LS1-2, NYS LS1-2

Cow’s Eye Dissection Explore how our eyes work by following the path of light as it passes through your eye with gruesome, yet exciting, cow’s eye dissection. Compare and contrast the structures and function of a human’s eye with the cow’s eye. Explore how your brain and your eyes work together to help you see and also trick you.

  • Grade 4

    NYC Unit 1 LS1-2, NYS LS1-2

  • Fee

    $900 per class for all three sessions

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Residency Programs With NYSCI

Enrich your classroom unit lessons with hands-on science activity bundles facilitated by NYSCI instructors that highlight concepts students will be exploring in that unit. Each residency bundle is designed to provide an interactive age-appropriate science experience that correlate to the New York City Science Scope and Sequence, NY State and Next Generation Science Standards. All materials are provided.

Fee*

Varies

Hours

45-60 Minutes

Number of Students

30 Maximum
Varies by residency bundle (refer to bundle for accompanying fee). Travel charges may apply for locations more than 20 miles away from NYSCI.

Interdependence Series

[3 sessions]

Grade 3

Owl Pellets Explore the relationships between predator and prey with an owl pellet dissection. Students will extract and classify the bones of different prey in an owl’s diet, compare results with other students, and create a class graph of findings.

  • Grade 3

    NYS Unit 2 3-LS4-2, NYS 3-LS4-2

Ecosystemology Analyze water, nitrogren, and carbon cycles while creating mini biospheres that are self-sustaining, which you can observe over time.

  • Grade 3

    NYC Unit 2 3-LS4-3, NYS 3-LS4-3

Animal Prosthetics Using simple materials, participants design and build prosthetic beak or feet models for injured birds. Real videos of similar injuries will be used as inspiration.

  • Grade 3

    NYC Unit 2 3-LS4-3, NYS 3-LS4-3

  • Fee

    $900 per class for all three sessions

The Structure and Function of Organisms Unit Paring

[3 sessions]

Grade 4

Gliding Animals Get inspired by gliding animals and use your knowledge of forces and motion to design prototype gliding wings out of everyday materials.

  • Grade 4

    NYC Unit 1 LS1-2, NYS LS1-2

The Eyes Have It Experiment with various optical illusions and learn how the brain can deceive the eye. Conduct investigations on depth perception, use color filters to make 3-D glasses, and create your own optical illusion toy.

  • Grade 4

    NYC Unit 1 LS1-2, NYS LS1-2

Cow’s Eye Dissection Explore how our eyes work by following the path of light as it passes through your eye with gruesome, yet exciting, cow’s eye dissection. Compare and contrast the structures and function of a human’s eye with the cow’s eye. Explore how your brain and your eyes work together to help you see and also trick you.

  • Grade 4

    NYC Unit 1 LS1-2, NYS LS1-2

  • Fee

    $900 per class for all three sessions

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