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STEM Education Planning Guide

Fall/Winter 2021


NUMBERS TELL OUR STORY 750,000+ total annual visitors 280,000+ students 90,000 “at risk” students 2,050 teachers in professional development programs 52,000+ hours of volunteer service by 588 volunteers 14,000+ family memberships 89 - foot domed screen in Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium 400 seat capacity of the all-digital LSC Giant Dome Theater 832 summer campers at LSC Science Camp 2 queens of our naked mole rat colony—a rarity for this species 3,300+ Live Science presentations annually 5,539 overnight campers at our Camp Ins 9,700 students experienced Live From Surgery procedures 110 species of animals in our collections 2 million volts of electricity produced by our Tesla Coils Statistics current as of March 1, 2020.


Welcome to the Liberty Science Center STEM Education Planning Guide Liberty Science Center remains committed to our mission to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. We value intellectual diversity and seek to improve access to empower learners to be curious and creative thinkers who confidently pursue an understanding of science and technology. We are elated to welcome you back and eager to help your students make learning leaps this year! Liberty Science Center has been at the forefront of advancing STEM education throughout the tri-state area for more than 20 years. We are an established leader in informal STEM education, serving over 280,000 Pre-K - 12 students and teachers each year and partnering with over 2,900 schools over the past five years. We have innovative programs like Live From Surgery, world-class resources like the Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium and Weston Family Lab for Earth and Space Exploration, and topnotch educators who can deliver across a broad range of grade levels and science content areas. As the demand for rich and engaging content continues to grow, both in person and online, Liberty Science Center remains well equipped and better prepared than most to provide high-quality, thought-provoking, and interactive STEM experiences. For the 2021-2022 school year, we will continue to model and advance best practices in STEM education that promote having students learn science by doing science collaboratively. Our broadened scope of series and stand-alone program offerings provide immersive content that maximizes learning time with increased connections to mathematics and language arts concepts and increases opportunities for problem/project-based, inquiry-based, and technology-based learning. Series programs allow students to build better conceptual understanding and more in-depth skills through progressive interactions. Stand-alone programs leverage our educators’ expertise, enthusiasm, creativity, and passion, and the Center’s assets. Liberty Science Center offers highly interactive professional development to accelerate student learning. Our studentfocused teacher programs emphasize evidence-based learning, exploration of science phenomena, and scientific discourse. We provide comprehensive training in unpacking the Next Generation Science Standards, New Jersey Student Learning Standards for Science, and New York State Science Learning Standards. We work closely with district leaders and educators to provide tools, strategies, and implementation support for high-priority “standards in action” initiatives, such as climate change, and research-based curriculum, such as OpenSciEd. We look forward to partnering with you to excite learners of all ages about the power, promise, and pure fun of science and technology!

Ivory Williams Vice President, STEM Education LSC’s Green Programs are made possible by generous support from Amazon. Liberty Science Center acknowledges the generous support of Josh Weston and Jennifer Chalsty. LSC is also grateful to the following donors for their support. LEAD SUPPORTERS:

ADDITIONAL SUPPORTERS:

DAVID R. CLARE AND MARGARET C. CLARE FOUNDATION


LIBERTY SCIENCE CENTER’S INSTITUTIONAL PARTNERS Liberty Science Center is grateful to the following institutional partners for their generous support. We offer a variety of opportunities to organizations who share our vision. Please contact us at corporate@lsc.org to learn more.

$100,000 and up

$25,000 - $34,999

$1,000 - $9,999

ADP Amazon Bank of America BD Bristol-Myers Squibb The Cove/JC EY Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey Horizon Foundation for New Jersey Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies JPMorgan Chase & Co. The Prudential Foundation PSEG Foundation Public Service Electric & Gas Company (PSE&G) State of New Jersey State of New Jersey Department of Education U.S. Department of Education Verizon Wells Fargo

Atlantic Health System Bank of China Bloomberg Philanthropies BNP Paribas Cognizant Investors Foundation F.M. Kirby Foundation, Inc. New Jersey Space Grant Consortium Pfizer Inc. The Williams Foundation

Allied Universal Anonymous Autism Speaks Cardinal Health Foundation, Inc. China Construction America The Coca-Cola Company Cogen Technologies Linden Venture Colgate-Palmolive Company Concrete Architectural Associates DTCC Exhibits Development Group Firefighter Sprinkler Company HLW Architecture, LLC IDEKO on behalf of Twitter, Inc. Infineum USA L.P. The Johnson Company Kimmel Properties LLC KPMG LLP The Liberty Group McCarter & English, LLP MCJ Amelior Foundation Nanoscale Informal Science Education (NISE) Foundation NEC Laboratories New Jersey Institute of Technology NJCU Northeastern Chemical Association Optimus Partners, LLC PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP Potomac-Hudson Environmental, Inc. Provident Bank SILVERMAN Skanska USA Building, Inc. Star-Lo Electric Inc. The Henry and Marilyn Taub Foundation Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. Willis Towers Watson

$50,000 - $99,999 BASF Corporation Exxon Mobil Corporation Lord, Abbett & Co. LLC National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) National Science Foundation (NSF) NJM Insurance Group Picatinny Arsenal United Victoria Foundation

$35,000 - $49,999 David R. Clare and Margaret C. Clare Foundation Goldman, Sachs & Co. Langan The Hyde & Watson Foundation Investors Bank

$15,000 - $24,999 Day Pitney LLP Hackensack Meridian Health PNC Foundation Regeneron Subaru of America Foundation Verisk

$10,000 - $14,999 Accenture AIG American Express Company ASTC BNY Mellon E.J. Grassmann Trust Equitable Foundation Event Network Merck MetLife Morgan Stanley Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation PNC Bank Prudential Financial, Inc. RWJBarnabas Health S&P Global UBS


LIBERTY SCIENCE CENTER’S LUMINARY SOCIETY Liberty Science Center is grateful to the following individuals for their generous support. To help us keep world-class science learning accessible to all, visit lsc.org/luminary or contact us at individualgiving@lsc.org or 201.253.1327.

$100,000 and above David Barry Jennifer A. Chalsty Paul and Phyllis Fireman Charitable Foundation Frank J. Guarini Foundation Richard Hodosh and Helga Fisch Mr. and Mrs. Stephen R. Howe, Jr. ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON 1962 Charitable Trust Bruce and Rhonda Levy Mandler Family Trust John and Laura Overdeck Chirag and Priti Patel Gregory Tusar Josh Weston and Family Mr. and Mrs. Joseph D. Williams Norman A. Worthington III and Susan Marie Keating John and Regina K. Scully

Louis V. Henston David and Noreen O’Brien Minal Patel and Asra Warsi Peggy and Gary Shilling Anthony Skiadas and Celeste Campos

$2,500-$4,999 John E. Abele Bridgewood Fieldwater Foundation Russell and Stephanie Deyo The Kaplan Family Private Foundation Dr. George Karnoutsos and Raquel Lewan Carlos and Eileen Rodriguez Sharon Stamm and Jerome Zeldis Tom and Anne Stanton Laura Stern and David Bauhs Anonymous (2)

$50,000-$99,999

$1,000-$2,499

The Carlin Family Foundation Susanne D. Ellis John and Suzanne Willian

Michael Benz, MD Ann and Stan Borowiec George Church Kevin Crego/Crego Group Miami Goody Family Brian and Donna Gragnolati Robert and Mary Litterman Dr. Jessica Marinoff and Mr. Jim Charatan W. Nevins McCann Jeffrey S. Morrison Dr. George Naseef and Dr. Jill Rathyen Pawan Patel and Tania Chakroborty Richard and Kayla Pechter Popat Family Rickert Family Fund of the Community Foundation of New Jersey Rossini Family Arthur and Joanne Weinbach Robert Wiesen, Clifton Budd & DeMaria, LLP Lynette Wilson Anonymous (3)

$25,000-$49,999 Alma DeMetropolis Dr. Janet L. Denlinger Bob and Kathy Hugin Mitchell and Joleen Julis

$10,000-$24,999 Darren W. Cohen Michele Holcomb Kannan Family The Honorable Thomas H. Kean Gerry Ohrstrom Carolyn and Bob Slaski Finn and Kim Wentworth Linda A. Willett Michael DeMarco

$5,000-$9,999 Susan and Ira Akselrad Dennis and Denise Bone Sheri and Ted Bronstein

List current as of August 9, 2021


All of LSC’s education programs are aligned with NJSLS - Science. Look for specific standards alignment information below each program offering in this guide.


TABLE OF CONTENTS OVERVIEW Field Trips & Experiences 8 Planetarium Programs 12 Science On a Sphere Programs 14 Live From Surgery 16 Laboratory Workshops 18 MakerLab Workshops 20 Tech & Design Studio Workshops 21 Stage Shows 23 Young Learner Series 24 After-School Programs 26 Professional Development 28

STUDENT PROGRAMS BY GRADE GRADES PRE-K - 2 Life Science 31 Physical Science 32 Earth and Space Science 35 Engineering, Technology, and Application 36

GRADES 6 - 8 Life Science 47 Physical Science 49 Earth and Space Science 50 Engineering, Technology, and Application 52

GRADES 3 - 5 Life Science 39 Physical Science 40 Earth and Space Science 41 Engineering, Technology, and Application 42

GRADES 9 - 12 Life Science 55 Physical Science 57 Earth and Space Science 57 Engineering, Technology, and Application 58

TEACHER PROGRAMS Professional Development 60


Visit Us at LSC!

FIELD TRIPS Liberty Science Center is a prime destination for learners of all ages and abilities. We’re ready to safely welcome schools and groups to explore our exhibition halls, live animal collection of 110 species, giant aquariums, and so much more! Be sure to take in an amazing show at the nation’s biggest planetarium—the Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium. We would love to help you plan your next LSC adventure.

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Online

Can’t bring your group to LSC? Many of our programs can be transmitted into your classroom using distance learning technology on platforms such as Zoom or Google Meet. No permission slips required! TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS: • Internet connection; wired connection recommended • Computer or other device(s) with the following: webcam, microphone, speakers, display • We’ll send you a link via email once your booking date has been confirmed.

At Your School

Our knowledgeable and enthusiastic team of educators is eager to bring dynamic, standards-aligned STEM experiences directly to you. We can provide engaging laboratory workshops, after-school programs, and more. All field trips and experiences must be booked in advance. Call 201.253.1214.

COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS AT LSC We have made big changes... • We’ve created fun and safe new experiences • We require all eligible guests to be vaccinated against COVID-19 • We’re checking temperatures • We’ve improved air quality in the building • We’re limiting capacity

and we need your help to keep everyone safe • Wear a face mask • Keep a safe distance • Stay home if you’re sick • Keep your hands clean

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HANDS-ON EXHIBITIONS Have a blast on our four exhibition floors, with hands-on experiences for all ages and stages of learning. Our galleries bring a wide range of STEM topics to life, from the environment and Earth science to health and green energy choices. Access to our general admission exhibitions is included in your ticket. Staff and volunteers are happy to answer questions, assist with interactive features, and tell you more about what you’re seeing.

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Skyscraper! Achievement and Impact

Microbes Rule!

Enter a cityscape of towers and discover what it takes to design and build the world’s tallest skyscrapers. See what it’s like to test a building in a wind tunnel, operate an electromagnetic crane, learn about careers in construction and architecture, and see artifacts from the World Trade Center.

Step inside a giant microscope lens and discover these microscopic organisms in a whole new way. Through stunning art and groundbreaking technology, explore how the overwhelming majority of microbes are beneficial to us and essential to our survival.

NEW! Dino Dig Adventure

Get acquainted with the creatures that live in the Hudson River in our enormous aquariums, including 80-pound drum fish, terrapins, sea stars, and sea urchins. Then unload a virtual cargo ship, dredge a river channel, and try a real handson lab experiment.

Enter this 1,750-square-foot fossil site to be immersed in the landscape of a real paleontological dig. Explore three dig pits and discover fascinating fossils poking out from the sand. Dig for fossils from seven different dinosaur species buried in more than 60 tons of sand. Uncover replica fossils of bones, eggs—even dinosaur poop!

Wild About Animals Learn about dozens of animal species in our live animal exhibit. Study beautiful examples of camouflage. See mammals, insects, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and fish in natural settings, and marvel at nature’s complexity. Don’t miss the incredibly adorable family of critically endangered cotton-top tamarins, the colony of industrious leaf-cutter ants, or the amazing community of naked mole rats!

Bees to Bots

Our Hudson Home

Energy Quest Build a hydrocarbon molecule, discover the power in ocean waves and dams, learn about nuclear power, and explore renewable energy: solar and wind. Then you can be an energy source when you race hand-crank-powered cars!

Brain Games What does it take to solve puzzles? Practice your critical thinking skills and challenge yourself! Discover coding by teaching a robot to navigate a maze, piece together magnet shapes to create the five Platonic Solids, explore patterns using big colorful blocks, and more.

Watch a live colony of honey bees from just inches away as they go about their daily work. See bees collecting nectar and making honey, and get close enough to hear them buzz. Can you spot the queen? Then explore our multimedia exhibition to discover innovative ways that scientists are studying bees.

Block Party

Wonder Why

Featured Exhibitions

Experiment with air in motion, see how long you can hang from a pull-up bar, scramble up our fossil-studded rock climbing wall, and more.

Infinity Climber Explore this two-story climbing structure suspended 35 feet above the Center’s atrium. Can you make it to the top?

Create your own engineering challenge using foam blocks and wooden shapes! If you can imagine it, you can build it! Create a tower, bridge, or city with oversized blue foam blocks. You’ll also find plenty of classic wooden block sets to stack up, knock down, and stack up again. We host several exciting exhibitions each year that relate to topics in science and technology, and incorporate pop culture and entertainment. This school year, exhibitions will include SUE: The T. rex Experience and PAW Patrol: Adventure Play for young learners.

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PLANETARIUM PROGRAMS Our Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium is the biggest planetarium in the Western Hemisphere and the fifth largest in the world. It is uniquely designed to display Earth and Space Systems phenomena in a way that’s just not possible in the classroom. View astronomical objects and celestial phenomena from the surface of Earth and then travel into space to truly understand these concepts by flying up to, around, and through the objects. We can also speed up time in our presentations, allowing you to make an entire year of space systems observations during one program—seasons, moon phases, seasonal constellations, and more. Our 27-meter (89-foot) dome, coupled with an all-dome video and astronomical object database, provides an immersive environment in which to explore the Earth and Space Systems Performance Expectations of the NJSLS - Science.

How It Works Online

Using the same advanced software as in our planetarium, we bring astronomy and aerospace content to the classroom and your students’ home screens. These programs are presented ‘live’ by an LSC Planetarium Educator and allow for lots of time for students to ask questions to the presenter.

Check your grade-level band section for planetarium programs that are aligned with your grade-specific NJSLS Science requirements.

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SCIENCE ON A SPHERE PROGRAMS The visually stunning Weston Family Lab for Earth and Space Exploration allows students to explore Earth and its systems using authentic data on the only publicly available NOAA Science On a Sphere in New Jersey. The six-foot spherical visualization globe can show hundreds of high-resolution global images and animations of the Earth, sun, moon, and planets, bringing Earth and space science vividly to life. Our Science On a Sphere programs are presented live by LSC’s educators, allowing for plenty of interaction between the students, the presenters, and the visually stunning, data-rich content. See earthquakes, hurricane tracks, sea surface temperatures, plate tectonics, weather patterns, and more!

How It Works Online

Through a remote connection from LSC, we bring our home planet and other objects in our solar system to life in vivid, high-quality resolution with satellite views, animations, and real-time data sets. These programs are presented ‘live’ by an LSC Planetarium Educator directly from the Weston Lab and allow lots of time for students to ask questions to the presenter.

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LIVE FROM SURGERY Live From Surgery brings the world of healthcare to the next generation of surgeons and biotechnology experts. Experience the dynamics of surgery, problem-solving, and teamwork in an actual operating room. Connect to hospitals through videoconferencing to interact with the medical team during a surgical procedure, and observe some of the same tools that the medical team is using. We partner with the most prestigious hospitals across the region for this unforgettable experience.

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MEET THE SURGEON

Our Live From Surgery program also features Meet the Surgeon sessions. Speak to the professionals face to face as you explore taped cases, understand each medical problem, examine the course of action, and review the outcomes. These sessions create an intimate environment where surgeons can focus their attention on the students while narrating and showing a video of the surgical procedures.

LIVE FROM SURGERY PLUS

Our Live From Surgery Plus program takes the experience to the next level by enhancing your surgical session with a 45-75 minute Laboratory Workshop that brings medical science to life. Choose to add a session on real-life lab skills, healthcare career exploration, or another focus. Contact us to discuss the options.

All programs must be booked in advance. Call 201.253.1214 or email groups@lsc.org.

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LABORATORY WORKSHOPS Our Laboratory Workshops reinforce learning through highly interactive explorations that promote scientific thinking and reasoning and often spark a lifelong interest in STEM. Programs are available for grades Pre-K - 12, and can accommodate up to 30 students. Programs range in length from 30 minutes to 75 minutes, depending on the grade band and subject matter. These engaging and inspiring labs can occur online, at Liberty Science Center, or at your school.

Add some hands-on science flair to your school science fair or special event! Our staff can lead an interactive session that complements your theme. Programs can be configured to meet your needs and to support curriculum standards and multiple learning styles. To book any program, please call our reservation line at 201.253.1214. All programs must be booked in advance.

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TECH SKILLS ARE IN DEMAND According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, computer-based occupations are projected to increase by 12.5% from 2014 to 2024, an uptick expected to result in nearly half a million new jobs—far more than any other STEM category. The occupation projected to add the second-largest number of new jobs from 2014 to 2024 is engineering, with 65,000 new jobs. Liberty Science Center’s programs introduce exciting technology skills that help you meet curriculum goals and reinforce new concepts with invaluable, hands-on experiences. Programs are aligned to the NJSLS - Science, ISTE standards, and NJSLS Math. Join us for a single session or a series. 20


These workshops must be booked in advance. Please call our reservation line at 201.253.1214.

MAKERLAB WORKSHOPS

In these lab-based programs at Liberty Science Center, we celebrate and encourage the creative, curious, and inventive spirit that all students have. The maker culture is at the heart of this lab, with a 1-to-1 student-to-3D-printer ratio. Every student is free to create.

TECH & DESIGN STUDIO WORKSHOPS Available Online

Learn the latest technology skills in workshops for grades 3 - 12. These programs apply computational thinking and design thinking to identify solutions or create dynamic projects. LSC.ORG • 201.253.1214 • GROUPS@LSC.ORG

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STAGE SHOWS Kick start the school year with a science spectacular! Let us present our highly entertaining and science-rich assemblies online. These programs are appropriate for grades K - 8. Each show is up to 60 minutes of science and fun and can accommodate up to 800 participants online.

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NEW! YOUNG

LEARNER SERIES LSC is here to help your young learners discover their love for the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and nurture their STEM identity. We have a variety of new program series for grades Pre-K 2 that can support learning recovery and acceleration. These project-based learning experiences align with the New Jersey model curriculum to ensure we have programming around common themes focused on by schools throughout the state. Each series includes five 45-minute interactive, science-based programs that build in sequence.

Contact an LSC representative for assistance planning a unique and unforgettable young learner series for your school: 201.253.1214.

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SOME HIGHLIGHTS FROM THIS NEW OFFERING: BIOMIMICRY TO ME Everyone loves animals! But did you know that we can copy our favorite animals’ special qualities to create inventions? That’s called biomimicry! In this series, learn all about what adaptations are, how they help animals survive in their unique environments, and how we mimic these solutions to solve everyday problems. Apply what you learn throughout the series to solve a problem and design a unique solution with 3D printing pens.

OUR BIG BLUE MARBLE Planet Earth is extraordinary! Explore the diverse landforms and bodies of water that make up our planet’s surface. Identify where water can be found, differentiate between types of landforms as you hunt for treasure, and create a model of your own island.

THE LIGHT IN MY LIFE Investigate the properties of light! Explore how light interacts with the objects around it and how we can use our understanding of light to solve problems and explore our world. See the Grades Pre-K - 2 section (page 30) for the full series listings and more details.

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AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS LSC brings science learning to you! Take part in interactive, science-based programs online or at your location. These 45-60 minute programs provide project-based learning experiences and develop critical thinking, collaboration, innovation, and problem-solving skills over one or multiple sessions. Select a range of topics, or build on the same topic over several weeks. 26


SOME POPULAR TOPICS INCLUDE: Forensic Science

Engineering: Simple Machines

Grades 3 - 12 Online | At Your School Crack a case using the same techniques real forensic scientists use, such as checking for fingerprints, comparing fibers, DNA analysis, shoeprint analysis, chromatography, and more.

Grades 2 - 5 Online | At Your School Identify and investigate simple versus complex or compound machines and use that knowledge to create solutions for given problems. Using the engineering design process, students will compare multiple possible solutions as they explore their own creativity using common recyclable materials.

Tinkercad Series: Mars Terraforming Grades 4 - 12 Online Get hands-on experience with the 3D design software Tinkercad. Use math while exploring the foundations of engineering, design, and architecture, such as scale and proportion.

Digital Animation Series Grades 2 - 12 Online Animation is a series of images, each slightly different from the last, shown in sequence. Artists and animators are the ones that can take a vision and bring it to life. In this series, students are introduced to the core principles of animation, using Pixilart Software tools, and apply their new skills in animation to solve a series of design errors and improve a product.

Engineering: Define and Defy Gravity Grade 4 - 6 Online Use Newton’s laws of motion to develop models explaining the force of gravity and be able to support explanations with evidence. By the end of the series, students will be able to create and compare multiple solutions to a given problem using common household and recyclable materials.

Contact an LSC representative for assistance planning a unique and unforgettable after-school science program for your school: 201.253.1214.

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TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Liberty Science Center partners with schools and districts to offer highly interactive professional development programs that will build teachers’ capacity around planning and implementing engaging and effective standards-based science instruction. Our programs can be delivered online and in person.

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GRADES PRE-K - 2 According to the National Research Council, young learners begin school with a rich knowledge of the natural world, the ability to reason, an understanding of the principles of cause and effect, foundations for modeling, ability to consider ideas and beliefs, and an eagerness to participate in learning. LSC’s programs for early learners promote making observations, asking questions, and constructing explanations as they directly relate to NJSLS - Science. Our programs also support New Jersey’s Approaches to Learning standards, which promote the building of core skills known as EPPIC: engagement, planning and problem solving, and initiative and creativity.


LIFE SCIENCE NEW SERIES!

Biodiversity Big Ideas Five Sessions; Each 45 Minutes Young Learner Series Online | At LSC | At Your School

Explore the rich array of life on Earth, from the colorful creatures of the tropical rainforest to the desert’s amazingly adapted plants and animals. Through modeling, observation of various media sources, and hands-on investigation, students will develop an understanding of what plants need to grow, the interdependent relationship among plants and animals, and the structures and behaviors that help living things survive. Alignment to NJSLS - Science 2-LS2-1 Plan and conduct an investigation to determine if plants need sunlight and water to grow. 2-LS2-2 Develop a simple model that mimics the function of an animal in dispersing seeds or pollinating plants. 2-LS4-1 Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.

NEW SERIES!

Biomimicry to Me Five Sessions; Each 45 Minutes Young Learner Series At LSC | At Your School

Everyone loves animals! But did you know that we can copy our favorite animals’ special qualities to create inventions? That’s called biomimicry! In this series, learn all about what adaptations are, how they help animals survive in their unique environments, and how we mimic these solutions to solve everyday problems. Apply what you learn throughout the series to solve a problem and design a unique solution with 3D printing pens. Alignment to NJSLS - Science 1-LS1-1 Use materials to design a solution to

a human problem by mimicking how plants and/or animals use their external parts to help them survive, grow, and meet their needs. K-2-ETS1-3 Analyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs.

NEW SERIES!

Circle of Life Five Sessions; Each 45 Minutes Young Learner Series Online | At LSC | At Your School

Zoey can’t wait to become a zoologist! Help Zoey apply what she’s learning about in school, from animal adaptations, to life cycles, to behaviors that parent animals use to help their babies survive. Alignment to NJSLS - Science 1-LS1-2 Read text and use media to determine patterns in behavior of parents and offspring that help offspring survive. 1-LS3-1 Make observations to construct an evidence-based account that young plants and animals are like, but not exactly like, their parents.

NEW! Backyard Safari

45 Minutes • Laboratory Workshop Online | At LSC | At Your School

Have you ever wanted to go on a safari? Well, let us introduce Mickey. He’s a small but mighty puppy who loves other animals and especially loves noticing patterns! With his love of patterns and making observations, Mickey will serve as the perfect guide for a backyard safari featuring our LSC animals. Alignment to NJSLS - Science K-LS1-1 Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive. Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts RI.K.1. With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text. RI.K.4. With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text. Approaches to Learning Displaying Curiosity, Communication of New Ideas

Beneficial Behaviors 45 Minutes • Laboratory Workshop Online | At LSC | At Your School

As baby animals enter the world, they need to be shown the ropes! Experience a live animal encounter, examine media resources, and follow Zoey the Zoologist as she explores the beneficial behaviors animals exhibit to help their babies survive. Alignment to NJSLS - Science 1-LS1-2 Read texts and use media to determine patterns in behavior of parents and offspring that help offspring survive. Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts SL.1.2 Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.

Flower Power 30-45 Minutes • Laboratory Workshop Online | At LSC | At Your School

As the seasons change, flowers begin to bloom again. But how do they get the water they need to grow? Explore how plants use specialized parts to take in water and send it throughout their structure. Alignment to NJSLS - Science 1-LS1-1 Use materials to design a solution to a human problem by mimicking how plants and/or animals use their external parts to help them survive, grow, and meet their needs. Approaches to Learning Displaying Curiosity, Persistence, Following Multi-Step Plans

Watch for this symbol marking LSC’s Green Programs, which are made possible by generous support from Amazon.

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NEW! Habitat Hop

30-45 Minutes • Laboratory Workshop Online | At LSC | At Your School

Grab your passport; it’s time for an adventure! Immerse yourself in the brilliant biodiversity of Earth as you visit different habitats and explore the unique plants and animals that make them home. Alignment to NJSLS - Science 2-LS4-1 Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats. Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts W.2.8 Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question. Approaches to Learning Initiative and Creativity

service to the ecosystem. At least a third of the world’s crops depend on pollination provided by insects and other animals. Honey bees produce and store honey, but they also help to make other favorite foods. Design a pollination device that works just as hard as a busy bee. Alignment to NJSLS - Science 2-LS2-2 Develop a simple model that mimics the function of an animal in dispersing seeds or pollinating plants. K-2-ETS1-2 Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem. Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts SL.2.5 Create audio recordings of stories or poems; add drawings or other visual displays to stories or recounts of experiences when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings.

Secret to Survival 45 Minutes • Laboratory Workshop Online | At LSC | At Your School

Animals and plants have internal and external parts that help them grow, survive, and meet their needs. Learn how humans can mimic these special adaptations to help inspire solutions to everyday problems.

Maple Seed Models 30-45 Minutes • Laboratory Workshop Online | At LSC | At Your School

Create your own maple seed model out of paper, and explore how the maple seed has a special way of getting the space it needs to grow and survive. Alignment to NJSLS - Science K-LS1-1 Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive. Approaches to Learning Displaying Curiosity, Persistence, Making & Following Multi-Step Plans

Pollinators: Honey Bees

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Alignment to NJSLS - Science 1-LS1-1 Use materials to design a solution to a human problem by mimicking how plants and/or animals use their external parts to help them survive, grow, and meet their needs. Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts W.1.7 Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of “how-to” books on a given topic and use them to write a sequence of instructions).

PHYSICAL SCIENCE NEW SERIES!

A Matter of Matter

30-45 Minutes • Laboratory Workshop Online | At LSC | At Your School

Five Sessions; Each 45 Minutes Young Learner Series Online

Have you thanked a bee today? Pollinators provide an essential

What do words like hard, soft, flexible, and absorbent have in common?

They’re all observable properties of matter. Investigate how the properties of materials determine their use and apply what you’ve learned to create your version of the perfect roof and skyscraper. Alignment to NJSLS - Science 2-PS1-1 Plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties. 2-PS1-2 Analyze data obtained from testing different materials that have the properties that are best suited for an intended purpose. K-2-ETS1-1 Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.

NEW SERIES!

The Light in My Life Five Sessions; Each 45 Minutes Young Learner Series At LSC | At Your School

Investigate the properties of light! Explore how light interacts with the objects around it and how we can use our understanding of light to solve problems and explore our world. Alignment to NJSLS - Science 1-PS4-3 Plan and conduct investigations to determine the effect of placing objects made with different materials in the path of a beam of light. K-2-ETS1-1 Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool. K-2-ETS1-3 Analyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs.

NEW SERIES!

The Science of Sound Five Sessions; Each 45 Minutes Young Learner Series At LSC | At Your School

Bing! Bang! Boom! It’s time to explore the science behind sound. In this series, investigate how sound can make matter vibrate and how vibrating matter can create sound.


Afterward, we will see how we can use our understanding of sound to communicate over long distances. Alignment to NJSLS - Science 1-PS4-1 Plan and conduct investigations to provide evidence that vibrating materials can make sound and that sound can make materials vibrate. 1-PS4-4 Use tools and materials to design and build a device that uses light or sound to solve the problem of communicating over a distance.

NEW! Cubby’s Cowtastrophe 45 Minutes • Laboratory Workshop Online | At LSC | At Your School

Oh no—it’s a cowtastrophe! Cubby the Cow loves to lie in the meadow, but lately, she’s been getting too hot. Can you help Farmer Joe figure out how to help her stay cool in her favorite place? Explore how sunlight warms the Earth’s surface and build a structure that creates shade. Alignment to NJSLS - Science K-PS3-2 Use tools and materials to design and build a structure that will reduce the warming effect of sunlight on an area. Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts SL.K.2 Confirm understanding of a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media by asking and answering questions about key details and requesting clarification if something is not understood. Approaches to Learning Initiative and Creativity, Planning and Problem Solving

Flow Motion 30-45 Minutes • Laboratory Workshop Online | At LSC | At Your School

From puddles to clouds and rain to snow, water is changing its form around us all the time. Help us conduct different experiments to see evaporation, condensation, and precipitation right before our eyes. Alignment to NJSLS - Science K-PS3-1 Make observations to determine the effect of sunlight on Earth’s surface. Approaches to Learning Displaying Curiosity, Communication of New Ideas

Fundamental Physics

Matter in Motion

45-60 Minutes • Stage Show Online

45 Minutes • Laboratory Workshop Online | At LSC | At Your School

Two siblings love showing each other what they’ve learned about in science class. Join this dynamic duo as they work together to take concepts such as forces, motion, and pushes and pulls to a whole new level!

Matter can be solid, liquid, or gas. But matter can also change. Observe phenomena involving some of the ways matter can change. Work collaboratively to construct evidencebased arguments on whether or not changes to matter can be reversed.

Alignment to NJSLS - Science K-PS2-1 Plan and conduct an investigation to compare the effects of different strengths or different directions of pushes and pulls on the motion of an object. K-PS2-2 Analyze data to determine if a design solution works as intended to change the speed or direction of an object with a push or a pull. Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts SL.K.3 Ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information, or clarify something that is not understood. Connections to NJSLS - Mathematics MP.2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively. K.MD.A.1 Describe measurable attributes of objects, such as length or weight. Describe several measurable attributes of a single object.

Alignment to NJSLS - Science 2-PS1-4 Construct an argument with evidence that some changes caused by heating or cooling can be reversed and some cannot. Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts W.2.1 Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section. Approaches to Learning Displaying Curiosity, Collaboration, Communication of New Ideas

Light It Up! 30-45 Minutes • Laboratory Workshop Online | At LSC | At Your School

Plan and conduct investigations using flashlights and lightboxes to make sense of what it means for objects to be transparent, opaque, translucent, or reflective. Alignment to NJSLS - Science 1-PS4-3 Plan and conduct an investigation to determine the effect of placing objects made with different materials in the path of a beam of light. Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts W.1.8 With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question. SL.1.1 Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 1 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups. Approaches to Learning Displaying Curiosity, Collaboration, Communication of New Ideas

Super Strong Shapes 30-45 Minutes • Laboratory Workshop Online | At LSC | At Your School

Which shapes are not only strong but… super strong? In a hands-on program that blends science and architecture, build and test your favorite three-dimensional shapes and explore how an object’s shape relates to its properties and uses. Alignment to NJSLS - Science 2-PS1-2 Analyze data obtained from testing different materials to determine which materials have the properties that are best

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suited for an intended purpose. Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts W.2.8 Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question. Connections to NJSLS - Mathematics MP.2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively. MP.4 Model with mathematics. MP.5 Use appropriate tools strategically. Approaches to Learning Persistence, Collaboration, Problem-Solving, Following Multi-Step Plans

What’s the Matter? 30-45 Minutes • Laboratory Workshop Online | At LSC | At Your School

Explore the world of chemistry with investigations that show how to classify materials by their observable properties. Learn to describe what happens when matter is cooled using liquid nitrogen. Alignment to NJSLS - Science 2-PS1-1 Plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties. Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts W.2.1 Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section. W.2.8 Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question. Approaches to Learning Displaying Curiosity, Collaboration, Communication of New Ideas

EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE NEW SERIES! My Daytime

and Nighttime Sky

Five Sessions; Each 45 Minutes Young Learner Series At LSC | At Your School

The sky is full of patterns whether we look at it during the daytime or nighttime. What patterns can we observe, why do they happen, and what can they teach us? Through

hands-on activities focusing on the moon, sun, and stars, identify how the movement of these celestial objects can be observed, described, and predicted. Alignment to NJSLS - Science 1-ESS1-1 Use observations of the sun, moon, and stars to describe patterns that can be predicted. 1-ESS1-2 Make observations at different times of year to relate the amount of daylight to the time of year.

found, differentiate between types of landforms as you hunt for treasure, and create a model of your own island. Alignment to NJSLS - Science 2-ESS2-2 Develop a model to represent the shapes and kinds of land and bodies of water in an area. 2-ESS2-3 Obtain information to identify where water is found on earth and that it can be solid or liquid.

NEW SERIES!

My Eco-Friendly Self Five Sessions; Each 45 Minutes Young Learner Series At LSC | At Your School

Can plants and animals change their environments? Build models to discover how animals like beavers do just that. But it’s not just beavers making changes. Did you know we can also change our environment? Explore how our choices can positively, and sometimes negatively, affect our environment and the animals that inhabit it. Learn how to make more eco-friendly choices. Alignment to NJSLS - Science K-ESS2-2 Construct an argument supported by evidence for how plants and animals (including humans) can change the environment to meet their needs. K-ESS3-3 Communicate solutions that will reduce the impact of humans on the land, water, air, and/or other living things in the local environment. K-2-ETS1-1 Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.

NEW SERIES!

Our Big Blue Marble Five Sessions; Each 45 Minutes Young Learner Series Online | At LSC | At Your School

Planet Earth is extraordinary! Explore the diverse landforms and bodies of water that make up our planet’s surface. Identify where water can be

NEW SERIES! Weather,

Weather, Everywhere

Five Sessions; Each 45 Minutes Young Learner Series At LSC | At Your School

What makes up the weather we see outside every day? Through a variety of hands-on programs, learn the components of weather and explore tools meteorologists use to describe, record, and notice patterns over time. Alignment to NJSLS - Science K-ESS2-1 Use and share observations of local weather conditions to describe patterns over time.

Leo the Landform Llama 45 Minutes • Laboratory Workshop Online | At LSC | At Your School

Join Leo the Landform Llama on a treasure-hunting adventure! Journey across different landforms, observing the characteristics of each. Along the way, use these characteristics to differentiate the various high and low landforms and answer questions to collect clues and find hidden treasure.

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Alignment to NJSLS - Science 2-ESS2-2 Develop a model to represent the shapes and kinds of land and bodies of water in an area. Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts SL.2.1 Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups. Approaches to Learning Engagement

One World, One Sky 30-45 Minutes • Planetarium Program At LSC

Join Big Bird and Elmo as they explore shapes in the sky and even go on a trip to the moon! Alignment to NJSLS - Science 1-ESS1-1 Use observations of the sun, moon, and stars to describe patterns that can be predicted. Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts W.1.8 With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question

Rain, Rain, Go Away! 30-45 Minutes Science On a Sphere Program Online | At LSC

Explore causes of our weather using Science On a Sphere. See how Earth’s weather changes from place to place and season to season.

Fast Change, Slow Change 30-45 Minutes Science On a Sphere Program Online | At LSC

Explore how Earth has changed over time using Science On a Sphere. Observe continents shift, separate, and collide. See what the planet looked like in the days of the dinosaurs. Examine the different ways and rates at which the forces of wind, water, and ice have changed our planet. Alignment to NJSLS - Science 2-ESS1-1 Use information from several sources to provide evidence that Earth events can occur quickly or slowly. 2 ESS2-3 Obtain information to identify where water is found on Earth and that it can be solid or liquid. Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts W.2.8 Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question. SL.2.2 Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media. Connection to NJSLS - Mathematics MP.2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively. MP.4 Model with mathematics.

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Alignment to NJSLS - Science K-ESS2-1 Use and share observations of local weather conditions to describe patterns over time. 2 ESS2-3 Obtain information to identify where water is found on Earth and that it can be solid or liquid. Connection to NJSLS - Mathematics MP.2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively. MP.4 Model with mathematics.

Sun, Moon, and Stars 30-45 Minutes • Planetarium Program Online | At LSC

Join a tour of the sky for our youngest astronomers! Explore the sun, moon, and stars and discover their patterns, including sunrise and sunset locations, moon phases, and how constellation visibility varies with Earth’s position from season to season. Alignment to NJSLS - Science 1-ESS1-1 Use observations of the sun, moon, and stars to describe patterns that can be predicted. 1-ESS1-2 Make observations at different times of year to relate the amount of daylight to the time of year. 1-PS4-2 Make observations to construct an evidence-based account that objects can be

seen only when illuminated. Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts W.1.8 With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.

Voyage through the Sky 45 Minutes • Planetarium Program Online | At LSC

Learn how to find the Big Dipper and the North Star in the evening sky. Hear stories about the stars. Take a tour of our nearest neighbor in space—the moon—then visit Saturn. Alignment to NJSLS - Science 1-ESS1-1 Use observations of the sun, moon, and stars to describe patterns that can be predicted. Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts W.1.8 With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.

ENGINEERING, TECHNOLOGY, AND APPLICATION OF SCIENCE NEW SERIES!

Coding with Kubo Five Sessions; Each 45 Minutes Young Learner Series At LSC | At Your School

Work with our very special robot, Kubo, to get an introduction to the basics of coding. From understanding coding as a language and building functions to creating loops and solving puzzles, you’ll have a blast coding with Kubo. Alignment to NJSLS - Algorithms & Programming 8.1.2.AP.1 Model daily processes by creating and following algorithms to complete tasks. 8.1.2.AP.3 Create programs with sequences and simple loops to accomplish tasks. 8.1.2.AP.4 Break down a task into a sequence of steps.


Nothing but Net! 30-45 Minutes • Laboratory Workshop Online | At LSC | At Your School

Shoot “baskets” like a pro! Design and engineer a catapult to push and pull your way toward this goal. Then, analyze, compare, and test a friend’s design. There is always more than one possible solution to a problem. Alignment to NJSLS - Science K-2-ETS1-3 Analyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs. Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts W.2.8 Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question. Connections to NJSLS - Mathematics MP.2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively. MP.4 Model with mathematics. MP.5 Use appropriate tools strategically. Approaches to Learning Persistence, Evaluating and Modifying Plans, Problem-Solving

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GRADES 3-5 According to the National Research Council, students in grades 3 - 5 engage in a wide variety of scientific practices, including: posing questions, making predictions, designing and conducting investigations, representing and interpreting data, designing models, and making arguments that support conclusions. They can now engage in more complicated forms of measuring and graphical representations. LSC’s programs for grades 3 - 5 introduce simple models that help explain observable scientific phenomena as they directly relate to the NJSLS - Science.


LIFE SCIENCE Adaptation Exploration 45 Minutes • Laboratory Workshop At LSC

Would a polar bear survive in the middle of the Sahara Desert? Explore animal adaptations up close with live animal interactions. Reveal how their adaptations make them uniquely able to find food, protect themselves, or find a mate. Alignment to NJSLS - Science 3-LS4-3 Construct an argument with evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all. 3-LS3-2 Use evidence to support the explanation that traits can be influenced by the environment.

Disease Transmission 45 Minutes • Laboratory Workshop Online

We are influenced every day by the microbes around us, especially viruses. Take on the role of epidemiologists and use online simulations to investigate the transmission of viruses. Make predictions and manipulate variables to speed or slow the rate of infection. Alignment to NJSLS - Science 3-LS2-1 Construct an argument that some animals form groups that help members survive. 4-LS1-1 Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction. 4-LS1-2 Use a model to describe that animals receive different types of information through their senses, process the information in their brain, and respond to the information in different ways. Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts RI.3.3 Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect. SL.4.5 Add audio recordings and visual displays to presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes. W.4.1 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information. RI.5.9 Integrate information from several texts on

the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably. Connections to NJSLS - Math MP.4 Model with mathematics.

Ecology through Game Design 45 - 60 Minutes Tech & Design Studio Workshop Online | At LSC

animals’ food (used for body repair, growth, motion, and to maintain body warmth) was once energy from the sun. Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts RI.5.7 Draw on information from multiple print or digital sources, demonstrating the ability to locate an answer to a question quickly or to solve a problem efficiently.

Explore ecosystems, food chains, and more in a whole new way. Build and play games using the Scratch platform to investigate concepts in ecology. Alignment to NJSLS - Science 5-LS2-1 Develop a model to describe the movement of matter among plants, animals, decomposers, and the environment. Alignment to NJSLS - Computer Science and Design Thinking 8.2.5.ITH.3 Analyze the effectiveness of a new product or system and identify the positive and/or negative consequences resulting from its use. 8.2.5.NT.3 Redesign an existing product for a different purpose in a collaborative team. 8.2.5.NT.4 Identify how improvement in the understanding of materials science impacts technologies. Connections to NJSLS – English Language Arts RI.5.7 Draw on information from multiple print or digital sources, demonstrating the ability to locate an answer to a question quickly or to solve a problem efficiently. (5-LS2-1) Connections to NJSLS – Mathematics MP.2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively. (5-LS2-1) MP.4 Model with mathematics. (5-LS2-1)

Ecosystem Survival 45-60 Minutes • Laboratory Workshop Online | At LSC | At Your School

Step into the shoes of a field biologist to study the Hudson River watershed. Gain a deeper understanding of the interconnected living and nonliving factors that make up an ecosystem. Construct a food web to model how energy from the sun moves through the ecosystem. Alignment to NJSLS - Science 5-LS2-1 Develop a model to describe the movement of matter among plants, animals, decomposers, and the environment. 5-PS3-1 Use models to describe that energy in

Live From Surgery Plus: Career Exploration Panel 45-60 Minutes • Live From Surgery Online

Find out about the wide range of healthcare and medical support careers at a Virtual Career Day. Get inspired as you hear personal stories and ask questions of our esteemed panel. (Most appropriate for grade 5.) 21st Century Life and Career Skills 9.2.5.CAP.1 Evaluate personal likes and dislikes and identify careers that might be suited to personal likes. 9.2.5.CAP.3 Identify qualifications needed to pursue traditional and non-traditional careers and occupations.

Owl Pellet Dissection 45-60 Minutes • Laboratory Workshop Online | At LSC | At Your School

Explore the diet of our favorite raptors by dissecting the undigested remains of their prey. Dissect an owl pellet and identify what the owl consumed. Investigate animal adaptations and begin to make sense of food webs. Alignment to NJSLS - Science 4-LS1-1 Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.

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Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts SL.3.4 Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking clearly at an understandable pace.

formations and fossils in rock layers to support an explanation for changes in a landscape over time. 5-PS1-3 Make observations and measurements to identify materials based on their properties. Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts W.3.7 Conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic. W.4.7 Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic. Connections to NJSLS - Mathematics MP.2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively.

Balls and Tracks 45-60 Minutes • Laboratory Workshop At LSC

Swinging into the Past 45-60 Minutes • Laboratory Workshop Online | At LSC | At Your School

Observe fossils up close. Determine their makeup, draw conclusions about them, and organize them by the geologic time periods when different species lived. Alignment to NJSLS - Science 3-LS4-1 Analyze and interpret data from fossils to provide evidence of the organisms and the environments in which they lived long ago. Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts RI.3.3 Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect. W.3.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

PHYSICAL SCIENCE All About Mars 30-45 Minutes • Planetarium Program Online | At LSC

Mars has intrigued us for thousands of years. In this program, students will travel to Mars and explore the Red Planet as NASA sees it. Alignment to NJSLS - Science 3-PS2-2 Make observations and/or measurements of an object’s motion to provide evidence that a pattern can be used to predict future motion. 4-ESS1-1 Identify evidence from patterns in rock

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What forces help ski jumpers become champions? Using marbles and ramps, this hands-on program introduces the fundamental principles of gravitational forces and projectile motion. Investigate the path that a launched projectile takes, discover the patterns of this motion, and use data to predict the distance of a final launch! Alignment to NJSLS - Science 3-PS2-2 Make observations and/or measurements of an object’s motion to provide evidence that a pattern can be used to predict future motion. 4-PS3-1 Use evidence to construct an explanation relating the speed of an object to the energy of that object. Connections to NJSLS - Mathematics 4-5.MD.A Convert like measurement units within a given measurement system. 3-5.MD.B Represent and interpret data

Black Holes 30-45 Minutes • Planetarium Program Online | At LSC

Explore the nature of black holes, which are among the most mysterious objects in the universe. How do we know they exist? Where do they come from? What would it be like to get close to a black hole? Alignment to NJSLS - Science 3-PS2-1 Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence of the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on the motion of an object. 4-PS3-1 Use evidence to construct an explanation relating the speed of an object to the energy of that object. 5-PS1-1 Develop a model to describe that matter is made of particles too small to be seen.

Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts W.3.7 Conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic. W.4.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly. Connections to NJSLS - Mathematics MP.2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively.

Chemistry of Candy 45 Minutes • Laboratory Workshop Online | At LSC | At Your School

Investigate chemistry with sweet delights to explore chemical and physical changes, then separate materials based on their properties. Alignment to NJSLS - Science 5-PS1-3 Make observations and measurements to identify materials based on their properties. Connections to NJSLS - Mathematics MP.2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively.

Electricity and Magnetism 45 Minutes • Laboratory Workshop At LSC | At Your School

Starting with the phenomenon of an electromagnet, conduct several hands-on experiments to understand the relationship between the two forces of electricity and magnetism. Alignment to NJSLS - Science 3-PS2-3 Ask questions to determine cause and effect relationships of electric or magnetic interactions between two objects not in contact with each other. 5-PS1-1 Develop a model to describe that matter is made of particles too small to be seen.

Force and Motion 45-60 Minutes • Laboratory Workshop Online

Discover how a force acts on everyday objects around you. Use household materials to explore the fundamental principles of force and motion. Alignment to NJSLS - Science 3-PS2-1 Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence of the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on the motion of an object.


It’s Slimy Time 45-60 Minutes • Laboratory Workshop Online | At LSC

Investigate chemical and physical changes by making your own slime. Get messy, have fun exploring its properties, and then use what you learn to engineer and create your ultimate slime. Alignment to NJSLS - Science 5-PS1-4 Conduct an investigation to determine whether the mixing of two or more substances results in new substances. 3-5-ETS1-1 Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost. Connections to NJSLS - Math MP.2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively.

Matter Matters 60-75 Minutes • Laboratory Workshop At LSC

Explore the basis of chemical changes by engaging in hands-on experiments to identify unknown substances by their properties. Investigate such concepts as hardness, chemical change, solubility, and others. Alignment to NJSLS - Science 5-PS1-3 Make observations and measurements to identify materials based on their properties.

to identify materials based on their properties. 5-ESS1-1 Support an argument that differences in the apparent brightness of the sun compared to other stars is due to their relative distances from Earth. Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts W.3.7 Conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic. Connections to NJSLS - Mathematics MP.4 Model with mathematics. MP.2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively.

Science Circus 45-60 Minutes • Stage Show Online

It’s our most popular show! Explore the positives and negatives of static electricity, the immense pressure of air, the states of matter, and the subzero temperatures of liquid nitrogen. See more than a dozen thrilling experiments bring the concepts of energy and matter to life! Alignment to NJSLS - Science 3-PS2-3 Ask questions to determine cause and effect relationships of electric or magnetic interactions between two objects not in contact with each other. 5-PS1-1 Develop a model to describe that matter is made of particles too small to be seen. Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts SL.3.3 Ask and answer questions about information from a speaker, offering appropriate elaboration and detail.

Pluto and the Deep Solar System 30-45 Minutes • Planetarium Program Online | At LSC

Explore the objects at the farthest reaches of our solar system: Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto and the other dwarf planets. How were they discovered? What do we know about them? And why was Pluto reclassified from a planet to a dwarf planet? Alignment to NJSLS - Science 3-PS2-2 Make observations and/or measurements of an object’s motion to provide evidence that a pattern can be used to predict future motion. 4-PS4-2 Develop a model to describe that light reflecting from objects and entering the eye allows objects to be seen. 5-PS1-3 Make observations and measurements

Wonders of the Night Sky 30-45 Minutes • Planetarium Program Online | At LSC

Use the current night sky to explore Earth and Space Science concepts. Topics relate to objects visible in the sky on the date of your program,

including seasonal constellations and planets, exciting deep-sky objects, and breaking astronomical news. Alignment to NJSLS - Science 3-PS2-2 Make observations and/or measurements of an object’s motion to provide evidence that a pattern can be used to predict future motion. 4-PS4-2 Develop a model to describe that light reflecting from objects and entering the eye allows objects to be seen. 5-ESS1-1 Support an argument that differences in the apparent brightness of the sun compared to other stars is due to their relative distances from Earth. Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts W.3.7 Conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic. W.5.1 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information. Connections to NJSLS - Mathematics MP.2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively. MP.4 Model with mathematics.

EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE Are We There Yet? 30-45 Minutes • Planetarium Program Online | At LSC

Explore observations of the sun, planets, and stars to discover that objects in the universe are located at large distances from Earth and exhibit predictable cyclic patterns. See how large objects can appear very small when they are located far from Earth. Discover that the sun is a star that appears larger and brighter than other stars because it is close. Alignment to NJSLS - Science 5-ESS1-1 Support an argument that differences in the apparent brightness of the sun compared to other stars is due to their relative distances from Earth. Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts RI.5.7 Draw on information from multiple print or digital sources, demonstrating the ability to locate an answer to a question quickly or to solve a problem efficiently. Connections to NJSLS - Mathematics MP.2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively.

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Climate Change 30-45 Minutes Science On a Sphere Program Online | At LSC

We’ll use the six-foot Science On a Sphere to explore the causes and global impacts of our changing climate, from Earth’s shrinking ice caps to its changing temperatures. Alignment to NJSLS - Science 3-ESS2-1 Represent data in tables and graphical displays to describe typical weather conditions expected during a particular season. 3-ESS2-2 Obtain and combine information to describe climates in different regions of the world. Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts W.3.8 Recall information from experiences or gather information from print and digital sources; take brief notes on sources and sort evidence into provided categories. Connections to NJSLS - Mathematics MP.2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively.

Cycles of the Seasons 30-45 Minutes • Planetarium Program Online | At LSC

Observe the repeating pattern of the seasons and learn how Earth’s tilt and orbit around the sun combine to change the length of day and night over the course of a year. See how Earth’s motion around the sun changes the stars visible from season to season. Alignment to NJSLS - Science 5-ESS1-2 Represent data in graphical displays to reveal patterns of daily changes in length and direction of shadows, day and night, and the seasonal appearance of some stars in the night sky. Connections to NJSLS - Mathematics MP.2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively.

Filter the Future 45-60 Minutes • Laboratory Workshop At LSC

How does tap water become so clean and clear? Conduct a variety of tests to determine if a water sample is safe for human consumption. Then generate a solution to make a water sample as clean and clear as the water from your home faucets. Alignment to NJSLS - Science 4-ESS3-2 Generate and compare multiple

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explorers. End the show with a ride on a Mars roller coaster.

Introduction to Spheres

Alignment to NJSLS - Science 5-ESS1-1 Support an argument that differences in the apparent brightness of the sun compared to other stars is due to their relative distances from the Earth. 3-PS2-2 Make observations and/or measurements of an object’s motion to provide evidence that a pattern can be used to predict future motion. 4-ESS2-1 Make observations and/or measurements to provide evidence of the effects of weathering or the rate of erosion by water, ice, wind, or vegetation. Connections to NJSLS - Mathematics MP.2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively.

30-45 Minutes Science On a Sphere Program Online | At LSC

Science On a Sphere brings the nature of Earth Systems Science vividly to life. Explore the geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere and how these spheres interact with one another. Alignment to NJSLS - Science 4-ESS2-2 Analyze and interpret data from maps to describe patterns of Earth’s features. 5-ESS2-1 Develop a model using an example to describe ways the geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and/or atmosphere interact. Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts RI.5.7 Draw on information from multiple print or digital sources, demonstrating the ability to locate an answer to a question quickly or to solve a problem efficiently. Connections to NJSLS - Mathematics MP.2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively.

Natural Disasters 45 Minutes • Laboratory Workshop Online | At LSC

Discover the mechanisms of volcanoes and earthquakes and explore the ways scientists use models to prepare for future catastrophic events. Create your own tectonic plate model and investigate ways to minimize damage. Alignment to NJSLS - Science 4-ESS3-2 Generate and compare multiple solutions to reduce the impacts of natural Earth processes on humans. 5-ESS2-1 Develop a model using an example to describe ways the geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and/or atmosphere interact. Connections to NJSLS - Mathematics MP.2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively.

Planet Hopping! 45 Minutes • Planetarium Program Online | At LSC

Find out how to tell the planets from the stars in the evening sky and explore how planets move against the starry background. Then, leap off Earth and travel to each planet, seeing them as seen by NASA’s robot

Weather vs. Climate 30-45 Minutes Science On a Sphere Program Online | At LSC

Watch Earth data sets come alive on Science On a Sphere. Explore climate changes over time and how the shortterm weather changes are different from the long-term changes of climate. Alignment to NJSLS - Science 3-ESS2-1 Represent data in tables and graphical displays to describe typical weather conditions expected during a particular season. 3-ESS2-2 Obtain and combine information to describe climates in different regions of the world. Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts W.3.8 Recall information from experiences or gather information from print and digital sources; take brief notes on sources and sort evidence into provided categories. Connections to NJSLS - Mathematics MP.2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively.

ENGINEERING, TECHNOLOGY, AND APPLICATION OF SCIENCE Coding Virtual Rovers 45 Minutes Tech & Studio Design Workshop Online | At LSC

Want to see your code come to life? Using a user-friendly, webbased computer science coding


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program, create a code to navigate a virtual rover through a maze. Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to try to make your code as efficient as it is effective. Alignment to NJSLS - Science 3-5-ETS1-3 Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved. 3-PS2-2 Make observations and/or measurements of an object’s motion to provide evidence that a pattern can be used to predict future motion. Alignment to NJSLS - Computer Science & Design Thinking 8.1.5.AP.4 Break down problems into smaller, manageable sub-problems to facilitate program development 8.1.5.DA.5 Propose cause and effect relationships, predict outcomes, or communicate ideas using data. 8.1.5.AP.1 Compare and refine multiple algorithms for the same task and determine which is the most appropriate. 8.1.5.AP.3 Create programs that include sequences, events, loops, and conditionals. Connections to NJSLS - Mathematics MP.2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively.

Digital Animation Series Three to Five 45-Minute Sessions Tech & Design Studio Workshop Online | At LSC

Animation is a series of images, each slightly different from the last, shown in sequence. Artists and animators can take a vision and bring it to life. In this series, learn the core principles of animation, use Pixilart software tools, and apply your new animation skills to fix design errors and improve a product. Alignment to NJSLS - Science 3-5-ETS1-3 Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved. Alignment to NJSLS - Computer Science and Design Thinking 8.1.5.DA.3 Organize and present collected data visually to communicate insights gained from different views of the data. 8.2.5.ED.3 Follow step-by-step directions to assemble a product or solve a problem, using appropriate tools to accomplish the task. Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts

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W.5.7 - Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic. Connections to NJSLS – Mathematics MP.2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively.

model or prototype that can be improved. Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts W.4.7 Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.

Digital Art Studio

Intro to 3D Design with Tinkercad

Now available in Spanish. 45-60 Minutes Tech & Design Studio Workshop Online | At LSC

Explore color theory, lighting, and animation to create digital art or animation. We’ll use an intuitive online S.T.E.A.M. toolset that’s limited only by your imagination. Alignment to NJSLS - Science 3-5-ETS1-2 Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem. Connections to NJSLS – Mathematics MP.2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively. MP.5 Use appropriate tools strategically. Alignment to NJSLS - Computer Science and Design Thinking 8.1.5.DA.3 Organize and present collected data visually to communicate insights gained from different views of the data. 8.2.5.ED.3 Follow step-by-step directions to assemble a product or solve a problem, using appropriate tools to accomplish the task. Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts W.5.7 Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.

Grow Green 45-60 Minutes • Laboratory Workshop Online | At LSC | At Your School

Why is it so much hotter in a city than in the country in the summertime? Can we use plants to cool down? Learn about the urban heat island effect as you complete an engineering design challenge to create your very own model green roof! Alignment to NJSLS - Science 3-5-ETS1-1 Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost 3-5-ETS1-3 Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a

iterative process, implement the program design, and test the program to ensure it works as intended. Connections to NJSLS - Mathematics MP.2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively. MP.4 Model with mathematics.

45-60 Minutes • MakerLab Workshop Online | At LSC

This session is an introductory program where students will learn the basics of 3D design using the opensource software Tinkercad. Students will design a custom desk name plate to help create a sense of ownership and stewardship. Alignment to NJSLS - Science 3-5-ETS1-1 Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost. Connections to NJSLS - Mathematics MP.4 Model with mathematics. Alignment to NJSLS - Computer Science and Design Thinking 8.2.5.ITH.2 Evaluate how well a new tool has met its intended purpose and identify any shortcomings it might have. 8.2.5.ED.2 Collaborate with peers to collect information, brainstorm to solve a problem, and evaluate all possible solutions to provide the best results with supporting sketches or models.

Simple Machines: Catapult 45-60 Minutes • Laboratory Workshop Online | At LSC | At Your School

Discover how simple machines are used to make work easier. Learn the various types of simple machines and how they can be combined to build a complex machine like a catapult. Alignment to NJSLS - Science 3-5 ETS1-1 Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost. Connections to NJSLS - Mathematics MP.5 Use appropriate tools strategically.

Intro to Game Design 45-60 Minutes Tech & Design Studio Workshop Online | At LSC

Design custom characters, animations, and behaviors for video games. Use the platform Scratch to build a foundation for computational thinking, an essential skill in today’s tech-driven world. Alignment to NJSLS - Science 3-5-ETS1-3 Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved. Alignment to NJSLS - Computer Science and Design Thinking 8.1.5.AP.3 Create programs that include sequences, events, loops, and conditionals. 8.1.5.AP.6 Develop programs using an

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GRADES 6-8 According to the National Research Council, students from grades 6 - 8 transition to more abstract and detailed models and explanations of scientific phenomena. They learn to ask questions based on phenomena, determine relationships within models, and use mathematical representations and graphical displays of data to support scientific reasoning. LSC’s programs for grades 6 - 8 have students working more closely with authentic data sets to create models of the scientific phenomena being observed.


LIFE SCIENCE Biodiversity 45 Minutes • Laboratory Workshop Online | At LSC

Become a naturalist and go into the field virtually to observe the behavior of a unique species discovered by our scientists. Construct an explanation based on evidence, experimentation, and simulations that describe how variations of traits increase some individuals’ probability of surviving and reproducing. Alignment to NJSLS - Science MS-LS4-4 Construct an explanation based on evidence that describes how genetic variations of traits in a population increase some individuals’ probability of surviving and reproducing in a specific environment.

BRAAINS! You and the Zombie 45-60 Minutes • Laboratory Workshop Online | At LSC | At Your School

Join the Zombie Response Team as research scientists to help determine how a mutated strain of a zombie virus is altering zombie behavior. Gain a better understanding of how the brain works as you identify and construct scientific explanations for observed differences in behavior and capabilities of zombies and humans. Alignment to NJSLS - Science MS-LS1-3 Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells. Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts RST.6-8.1 Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts. WHST.6-8.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content. WHST.6-8.9 Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

Cow Eye Dissection 45-60 Minutes • Laboratory Workshop Online | At LSC | At Your School

Follow light on its journey through

the eye. Observe (online) or perform (at LSC or at your school) cow eye dissections and gain a deeper understanding of the structure and function of the human eye. Alignment to NJSLS - Science MS-LS1-8 Gather and synthesize information that sensory receptors respond to stimuli by sending messages to the brain for immediate behavior or storage as memories. MS-LS4-2 Apply scientific ideas to construct an explanation for the anatomical similarities and differences among modern organisms and between modern and fossil organisms to infer evolutionary relationships. Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts SL.8.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

Disease Transmission 45 Minutes • Laboratory Workshop Online

We are influenced every day by the microbes around us, especially viruses. Take on the role of epidemiologists and use online simulations to investigate the growth and transmission of viruses. Make predictions and manipulate variables to determine what factors speed or slow the rate of infection. Alignment to NJSLS - Science MS-LS2-4 Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations. Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts WHST.6-8.9 Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research. Alignment to NJSLS - Computer Science and Design Thinking 8.1.8.DA.5 Test, analyze, and refine computational models.

Live From Cardiac Surgery 2.5 hours • Live From Surgery At LSC

Watch bypass or valve replacement surgery performed at Morristown Medical Center and interact with the surgical team. The program focuses

on surgical procedure, risk factors for coronary artery disease, and careers in medicine. Alignment to NJSLS - Science MS-LS1-3 Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells MS-LS1-5 Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms. Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts WHST.6-8.1 Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content. WHST.6-8.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

Live From Kidney Transplant 2.5 hours • Live From Surgery Online | At LSC

Witness the gift of life shared between two people as the surgical team removes a donor kidney, prepares it for transplantation, takes it to an adjacent operating room, and sews it into a recipient. Experience a profound sense of wonder and elation when the donated kidney is attached to the patient’s blood supply and begins to function. Alignment to NJSLS - Science MS-LS1-3 Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells. MS-LS1-5 Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms. Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts WHST.6-8.1 Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content. WHST.6-8.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

Live From Neurosurgery 3 hours • Live From Surgery Program Online | At LSC

Watch as delicate neurosurgery is performed to extract tumors from the brain or pituitary glands, repair spinal column damage, implant brain pacemakers to provide deep electrical

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stimulation to Parkinson’s patients, or deflate dangerously ballooning aneurysms. Some operations even include removing the top of the skull, fully exposing the cranium. Alignment to NJSLS - Science MS-PS1-3 Gather and make sense of information to describe that synthetic materials come from natural resources and impact society. MS-LS1-5 Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts WHST.6-8.1 Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content. WHST.6-8.2 Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/ experiments, or technical processes.

Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts WHST.6-8.1 Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content. WHST.6-8.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

Live From Surgery Plus: Antibiotic Resistance 60 Minutes Live From Surgery Program At LSC

Investigate a fictional case study of a very real problem regarding the outbreak of an antibiotic-resistant, food-borne infection. Observe the power of PCR and gel electrophoresis. Collect and analyze data to determine the spread to neighboring areas. Alignment to NJSLS - Science MS-LS4-4 Construct an explanation based on evidence that describes how genetic variations of traits in a population increase some individuals’ probability of surviving and reproducing in a specific environment. Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts WHST.6-8.9 Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

Live From Robotic Surgery 2.5 hours • Live From Surgery Online | At LSC

Learn about the engineering and design of high-end medical equipment, like the Da Vinci Robotic Surgical System, and its application in partially removing a tumor from a kidney or related urological procedure. See a live surgery and speak to the surgical team as they operate using a robot.

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Alignment to NJSLS - Science MS-LS1-3 Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells. MS-LS1-5 Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms.

Live From Surgery Plus: Career Exploration Panel 45 Minutes Live From Surgery Program Online

Find out about a wide range of career opportunities by joining us on a Virtual Career Day. Meet a variety of professionals in the healthcare and medical support fields. Get inspired as you hear personal stories and ask questions of our esteemed panel. 21st Century Life and Career Skills 9.2.8.CAP.9 Analyze how a variety of activities related to career preparation (e.g., volunteering, apprenticeships, structured learning experiences, dual enrollment, job search, scholarships) impacts post-secondary options.

Meet the Surgeon: Heart Transplant 2.5 hours Live From Surgery: Meet the Surgeon Online | At LSC

Join Margarita T. Camacho, MD, as she discusses one of her prerecorded heart transplant surgeries. Learn about risk factors for heart disease, mechanical hearts and assistive devices, and new cardiac transplant technologies and procedures. Gain a better understanding of the organ donation process and analyze data from past research on mechanical devices. Alignment to NJSLS - Science MS-LS1-3 Use arguments supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells. MS-LS1-5 Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms. Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts WHST.6-8.1 Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content. WHST.6-8.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

Meet the Surgeon: Neonatal 2.5 hours Live From Surgery: Meet the Surgeon Online | At LSC

Join Dr. Yi-horng Lee as he discusses prerecorded surgeries on gastric tube placement (G-Tube). During the session, Dr. Lee will speak about how surgery on a small infant and child differ from surgery on an adult, teach about caloric needs and the developing child, and how digestion and the digestive system works. Explore a career path in neonatology and pediatric medicine. Alignment to NJSLS - Science MS-LS1-2 Develop and use a model to describe the function of a cell as a whole and ways parts of cells contribute to the function MS-LS1-8 Gather and synthesize information that sensory receptors respond to stimuli by


sending messages to the brain for immediate behavior or storage as memories. Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts WHST.6-8.7 Conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a selfgenerated question), drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration.

Meet the Surgeon: Pediatric Orthopedics 2.5 hours Live From Surgery: Meet the Surgeon Online | At LSC

Join Dr. Samara Friedman as she discusses one of her prerecorded surgeries: the treatment of bone fractures, surgery of the knee, or pinning of the arm. Hear Dr. Friedman speak about her career path and other kinds of careers in medicine. Alignment to NJSLS - Science MS-LS1-3 Use arguments supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells. MS-LS1-5 Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms. Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts WHST.6-8.1 Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content. WHST.6-8.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

Mystery at the Hotel Philadelphia 60-75 Minutes • Laboratory Workshop Online | At LSC

Conduct an investigation, collect and analyze evidence to identify a pathogen, and solve a deadly mystery based on a real-world disease outbreak. Alignment to NJSLS - Science MS-LS1-5 Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms. Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts RST.6-8.1 Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical

texts, attending to the precise details of explanations or descriptions. WHST.6-8.9 Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research. Connections to NJSLS - Mathematics 6.SP.A.2 Understand that a set of data collected to answer a statistical question has a distribution which can be described by its center, spread, and overall shape. 6.SP.B.4 Summarize numerical data sets in relation to their context.

PHYSICAL SCIENCE

Energy: Use It and Lose It 45-60 Minutes • Laboratory Workshop At LSC

Energy comes in many forms. We use it and lose it every day. Through hands-on stations, use models and complete experiments to track energy flow in a series of transformations that produce useful actions and losses. Alignment to NJSLS - Science MS-PS3-5 Construct, use, and present arguments to support the claim that when the kinetic energy of an object changes, energy is transferred to or from the object.

All About Reactions 45 Minutes • Laboratory Workshop At LSC | At Your School

Conduct an inquiry-based set of experiments using chemical reactions to analyze and interpret data on the properties of unknown substances. Alignment to NJSLS - Science MS-PS1-2 Analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after the substances interact to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred.

Chemistry Matters 45 Minutes • Laboratory Workshop Online

From alchemy to chemistry, what are elements, and how do they interact to create new substances? Observe what happens when substances are combined and gather evidence to determine whether a reaction has occurred. Alignment to NJSLS - Science MS-PS1-2 Analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after the substances interact to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred. MS-PS1-5 Develop and use a model to describe how the total number of atoms does not change in a chemical reaction and thus mass is conserved. Connections to NJSLS Mathematics 6.EE.A.3 Apply the properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions. 6.EE.A.4 Identify when two expressions are equivalent.

Forensic Science: Gotham Detective 60 Minutes • Laboratory Workshop Online | At LSC

Conduct an investigation and analyze evidence to build a case against one of the city’s notorious criminal masterminds before it’s too late. Alignment to NJSLS - Science MS-PS1-2 Analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after the substances interact to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred. Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts RST.6-8.1 Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts, attending to the precise details of explanations or descriptions.

Moving Molecules 45-60 Minutes • Laboratory Workshop Online | At LSC | At Your School

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molecule movement changes depending on the temperature. Alignment to NJSLS - Science MS-PS1-4 Develop a model that predicts and describes changes in particle motion, temperature, and state of a pure substance when thermal energy is added or removed.

Science Circus 45-60 Minutes • Stage Show Online

It’s our most popular show! Explore the positives and negatives of static electricity, the immense pressure of air, the states of matter, and the subzero temperatures of liquid nitrogen. See more than a dozen thrilling experiments bring the concepts of energy and matter to life! Alignment to NJSLS - Science MS-PS1-4 Develop a model that predicts and describes changes in particle motion, temperature, and state of a pure substance when thermal energy is added or removed. Connections to NJSLS - Mathematics 6.NS.C.5 Understand that positive and negative numbers are used together to describe quantities having opposite directions or values (e.g., temperature above/below zero, elevation above/below sea level, credits/debits, positive/negative electric charge); use positive and negative numbers to represent quantities in real-world contexts, explaining the meaning of 0 in each situation.

EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE All About Mars 30-45 Minutes • Planetarium Program Online | At LSC

Three new missions arrived at Mars in early 2021. Explore the Red Planet, from an orange dot in the sky to the striking world we’ve seen through the eyes of our orbiters, landers, and rovers. Alignment to NJSLS - Science MS-ESS1-3 Analyze and interpret data to determine scale properties of objects in the solar system. MS-PS2-4 Construct and present arguments using evidence to support the claim that gravitational interactions are attractive and

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depend on the masses of interacting objects. Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts WHST.6-8.1 Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content. Connections to NJSLS - Mathematics MP.2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively.

NEW! Asteroids: Discovery,

Danger & Dinosaurs

30-45 Minutes • Planetarium Program Online | At LSC

Investigate past asteroid impacts on Earth, from the extinction of the dinosaurs to a 2013 explosion over Russia, and look at what NASA is doing to track, study, and potentially divert other near-Earth asteroids. Then, explore how an asteroid led to the extinction of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago! Alignment to NJSLS - Science MS-ESS1-3 Analyze and interpret data to determine scale properties of objects in the solar system. MS-ESS3-2 Analyze and interpret data on natural hazards to forecast future catastrophic events and inform the development of technologies to mitigate their effects. MS-ESS1-4 Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence from rock strata for how the geologic time scale is used to organize Earth’s 4.6-billion-year-old history. Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts WHST.6-8.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content. Connections to NJSLS - Mathematics MP.2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively. 6.RP.A.1 Understand the concept of a ratio and use ratio language to describe a ratio relationship between two quantities.

Black Holes 30-45 Minutes • Planetarium Program Online | At LSC

Explore the nature of black holes, which are among the most mysterious objects in the universe. How do we know they exist? Where do they come from? What would it be like to get close to a black hole? Alignment to NJSLS - Science MS-ESS1-2 Develop and use a model to

describe the role of gravity in the motions within galaxies and the solar system.

Cycles of the Seasons 30-45 Minutes • Planetarium Program Online | At LSC

Observe the repeating pattern of the seasons and learn how Earth’s tilt and orbit around the sun combine to change the length of day and night over the course of a year. See how Earth’s motion around the sun changes the stars visible from season to season. Alignment to NJSLS - Science MS-ESS1-1 Develop and use a model of the Earth-sun-moon system to describe the cyclic patterns of lunar phases, eclipses of the sun and moon, and seasons.

Phases and Eclipses 30-45 Minutes • Planetarium Program Online | At LSC

Observe the changes in the moon’s phases as a month goes by and develop a conceptual model of their cyclic patterns, as well as of eclipses of the sun and moon. Explore these astronomical phenomena as seen from both Earth and outer space. Alignment to NJSLS - Science MS-ESS1-1 Develop and use a model of the Earth-sun-moon system to describe the cyclic patterns of lunar phases, eclipses of the sun and moon, and seasons.

Planet Hopping! 45 Minutes • Planetarium Program Online | At LSC

Find out how to tell the planets from the stars in the evening sky and explore how planets move against the starry background. Then, leap off Earth and travel to each planet, seeing the planets as seen by NASA’s robot explorers. End the show with a ride on a Mars roller coaster. Alignment to NJSLS - Science MS-ESS1-3 Analyze and interpret data to determine scale properties of objects in the solar system. Connections to NJSLS - Mathematics MP.2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively.


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Pluto and the Deep Solar System 30-45 Minutes • Planetarium Program Online | At LSC

Explore the objects at the farthest reaches of our solar system: Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto and the other dwarf planets. How were they discovered? What do we know about them? And why was Pluto reclassified from a planet to a dwarf planet? Alignment to NJSLS - Science MS-ESS1-3 Analyze and interpret data to determine scale properties of objects in the solar system. MS-PS2-4 Construct and present arguments using evidence to support the claim that gravitational interactions are attractive and depend on the masses of interacting objects. Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts WHST.6-8.1 Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content. Connections to NJSLS - Mathematics MP.2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively.

Wonders of the Night Sky 30-45 Minutes • Planetarium Program Online | At LSC

Use the current night sky to explore Earth and Space Science concepts. Topics relate to objects visible in the sky on the date of your program and include seasonal constellations and planets, exciting deep-sky objects, and breaking astronomical news. Alignment to NJSLS - Science MS-ESS1-3 Analyze and interpret data to determine scale properties of objects in the solar system. Connections to NJSLS - Mathematics MP.2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively. 6.RP.A.1 Understand the concept of a ratio

and use ratio language to describe a ratio relationship between two quantities.

ENGINEERING, TECHNOLOGY, AND APPLICATION TO SCIENCE Arduino Circuits 45-60 Minutes Tech & Design Studio Workshop Online | At LSC

Learn about circuitry and how to code for the microcontroller Arduino. This program is great for beginners but flexible enough to provide additional challenges for more knowledgeable students. Alignment to NJSLS - Science MS-ETS1-4 Develop a model to generate data for iterative testing and modification of a proposed object, tool, or process such that an optimal design can be achieved. Alignment to NJSLS - Computer Science and Design Thinking 8.2.8.ED.1 Evaluate the function, value, and aesthetics of a technological product or system, from the perspective of the user and the producer. Connections to NJSLS - Mathematics MP.2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively. Connections to NJSLS - Computer Science and Design Thinking 8.18.CS.4 Systematically apply troubleshooting strategies to identify and resolve hardware and software problems in computing systems. 8.1.8.AP.2 Create clearly named variables that represent different data types and perform operations on their values.

Coding Virtual Rovers 45 Minutes Tech & Design Studio Workshop Online | At LSC

Using a user-friendly, web-based computer science coding program, create a code to navigate a virtual rover through a maze. Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to try to make your code as efficient as it is effective. Alignment to NJSLS - Science

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NEW! Design Thinking

with Tinkercad

60-75 Minutes • MakerLab Workshop Online | At LSC

Engage in the online digital creation of 3D models and learn how to create pieces designed for a community with needs. At LSC, our Monoprice Mini Select printers print a prototype of your model that’s yours to keep. Alignment to NJSLS - Science MS-ETS1-4 Develop a model to generate data for iterative testing and modification of a proposed object, tool, or process such that an optimal design can be achieved. Alignment to NJSLS - Computer Science and Design Thinking 8.2.8.ED.1 Evaluate the function, value, and aesthetics of a technological product or system, from the perspective of the user and the producer. 8.1.8.ED.3 Develop a proposal for a solution to a real-world problem that includes a model (e.g., physical prototype, graphical/technical sketch). Connections to NJSLS - Mathematics: MP.2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively.

Digital Animation Series Three to Five Sessions; Each 45 Minutes Tech & Design Studio Workshop Online | At LSC

Animation is a series of images, each slightly different from the last, shown in sequence. Artists and animators can take a vision and bring it to life. In this series, learn the core principles of animation, use Pixilart software tools, and apply your new animation skills to fix design errors and improve a product.


Alignment to NJSLS - Science MS-ETS1-3 Analyze data from tests to determine similarities and differences among several design solutions to identify the best characteristics of each that can be combined into a new solution to better meet the criteria for success. Alignment to NJSLS - Computer Science 8.2.8.ED.3 Develop a proposal for a solution to a real-world problem that includes a model (e.g., physical prototype, graphical/technical sketch). Connections to NJSLS - Mathematics MP.2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively.

Digital Art Studio Now available in Spanish. 45-60 Minutes Tech & Design Studio Workshop Online | At LSC

Explore color theory, lighting, and animation to create digital art or animation. We’ll use an intuitive online S.T.E.A.M. toolset that’s limited only by your imagination. Alignment to NJSLS - Science MS-ETS1-3 Analyze data from tests to determine similarities and differences among several design solutions to identify the best characteristics of each that can be combined into a new solution to better meet the criteria for success. Alignment to NJSLS - Computer Science and Design Thinking 8.2.8.ED.1 Evaluate the function, value, and aesthetics of a technological product or system, from the perspective of the user and the producer. Connections to NJSLS - Mathematics MP.2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively.

Intro to 3D Design with Tinkercad 45-60 Minutes • MakerLab Workshop Online | At LSC

Engage in the digital creation of 3D models and learn how to create intricate pieces designed for 3D printing using Autodesk Tinkercad. Alignment to NJSLS - Science MS-ETS1-4 Develop a model to generate data for iterative testing and modification of a proposed object, tool, or process such that an optimal design can be achieved. Alignment to NJSLS - Computer Science and Design Thinking 8.2.8.ED.1 Evaluate the function, value, and

aesthetics of a technological product or system, from the perspective of the user and the producer. Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts SL.8.5 Integrate multimedia and visual displays into presentations to clarify information, strengthen claims and evidence, and add interest. Connections to NJSLS - Mathematics MP.2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively.

Intro to Game Design 45-60 Minutes Tech & Design Studio Workshop Online | At LSC

Design custom characters, animations, and behaviors for video games. Use the platform Scratch to build a foundation for computational thinking, an essential skill in today’s tech-driven world. Alignment to NJSLS - Science MS-ETS1-2 Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem. Alignment to NJSLS - Computer Science and Design Thinking 8.2.8.ED.1 Evaluate the function, value, and aesthetics of a technological product or system, from the perspective of the user and the producer. 8.2.8.ED.4 Investigate a malfunctioning system, identify its impact, and explain the step-by-step process used to troubleshoot, evaluate, and test options to repair the product in a collaborative team. Connections to NJSLS - Mathematics MP.2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively. 7.EE.3 Solve multi-step real-life and mathematical problems posed with positive and negative rational numbers in any form (whole numbers, fractions, and decimals), using tools strategically. Apply properties of operations to calculate with numbers in any form; convert between forms as appropriate; and assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies.

Mars Terraforming 60-75 Minutes • MakerLab Workshop At LSC

Can humans overcome Mars’ harsh environment and live there one day? Design a habitat for life on Mars based on a topographic map given to you by LSC that resembles an actual

Martian location. Modify the terrain as needed, build your 3D model of your Martian home and share your methods. Alignment to NJSLS - Science MS-ETS1-2 Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem. Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts SL.8.5 Integrate multimedia and visual displays into presentations to clarify information, strengthen claims and evidence, and add interest. Alignment to NJSLS - Computer Science and Design Thinking 8.2.8.ED.1 Evaluate the function, value, and aesthetics of a technological product or system, from the perspective of the user and the producer. 8.2.8.ED.2 Identify the steps in the design process that could be used to solve a problem. Connections to NJSLS - Mathematics MP.2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively.

Projectile Motion 45 Minutes • Laboratory Workshop Online

Learn what it takes for astrophysicists to determine landing sites of Mars Rovers. Collect and interpret data using a Phet simulation on your own device to determine patterns of projectile motion. Alignment to NJSLS - Science MS-ETS1-1 Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles and potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions. Alignment to NJSLS - English Language Arts W.3.8 Recall information from experiences or gather information from print and digital sources; take brief notes on sources and sort evidence into provided categories. Connections to NJSLS - Mathematics 6.RP.A.1 Understand the concept of a ratio and use ratio language to describe a ratio relationship between two quantities.

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GRADES 9 - 12 While gaining proficiency with the New Jersey Student Learning Standards for Science, students at the high school level are expected to explore major global issues at the interface of science, technology, society, and the environment; to engage in analytical and strategic thinking that prior training and increased maturity make possible. As at prior levels, these capabilities can be thought of in three stages: defining the problem, developing possible solutions, and improving designs. LSC’s programs for high school students allow them to successfully explore these stages.


LIFE SCIENCE

Forensic Science: Gotham Detective

Animal Behavior

60-75 Minutes • Laboratory Workshop Online | At LSC

60-75 Minutes • Laboratory Workshop At LSC

What is behavior? Can we influence it? What would be the benefits of influencing behavior? Observe our cotton-top tamarin monkeys and your fellow humans as you learn how to decipher and record animal behaviors. Discover how to influence behavior as you design an experimental habitat for a live Madagascar hissing cockroach! How do we affect behavior change in animals, including humans? Alignment to NJSLS - Science HS-LS2-8 Evaluate the evidence for the role of group behavior on individual and species changes to survive and reproduce.

Disease Transmission 45 Minutes • Laboratory Workshop Online

We are influenced every day by the microbes around us, especially viruses. Take on the role of an epidemiologist and use online simulations to investigate the growth and transmission of viruses. Make predictions and manipulate variables to determine what factors speed or slow the rate of infection. Alignment to NJSLS - Science HS-LS2-1 Use mathematical and/or computational representations to support explanations of factors that affect carrying capacity of ecosystems at different scales. Connections to NJSLS - Mathematics MP.2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively. MP.4 Model with mathematics. HSN.Q.A.1 Use units as a way to understand problems and to guide the solution of multi-step problems; choose and interpret units consistently in formulas; choose and interpret the scale and the origin in graphs and data displays. Alignment to NJSLS - Computer Science and Design Thinking 8.1.12.DA.6 Create and refine computational models to better represent the relationships among different elements of data collected from a phenomenon or process.

Conduct an investigation and analyze evidence to build a case against one of the city’s notorious criminal masterminds before it’s too late. Help reconstruct the crime to determine what could have happened to the victim based on the evidence you’ve gathered. Alignment to NJSLS - Science HS-LS1-3 Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that feedback mechanisms maintain homeostasis. Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts WHST.9-12.7 Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

Live From Cardiac Surgery 2.5 hours • Live From Surgery At LSC

Students watch bypass or valve replacement surgery performed at Morristown Medical Center. The program focuses on surgical procedure, risk factors for coronary artery disease, and careers in medicine. Alignment to NJSLS - Science HS-LS1-2 Develop and use a model to illustrate the hierarchical organization of interacting systems that provide specific functions within multicellular organisms. HS-LS1-3 Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that feedback mechanisms maintain homeostasis. Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts WHST.9-12.7 Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

Live From Kidney Transplant 2.5 hours • Live From Surgery Online | At LSC

Witness the gift of life shared between two people as a surgical team removes a donor kidney, prepares it for transplantation, takes it to an adjacent operating room, and sews it into a recipient. Experience a profound sense of wonder and elation when the donated kidney is attached to the patient’s blood supply and begins to function. Alignment to NJSLS - Science HS-LS1-2 Develop and use a model to illustrate the hierarchical organization of interacting systems that provide specific functions within multicellular organisms. HS-LS1-3 Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that feedback mechanisms maintain homeostasis. Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts WHST.9-12.7 Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

Live From Neurosurgery 3 hours • Live From Surgery Online | At LSC

Watch as delicate neurosurgery is performed to extract tumors from the brain or pituitary glands, repair spinal column damage, implant brain pacemakers to provide deep electrical stimulation to Parkinson’s patients, or deflate dangerously ballooning aneurysms. Some operations even include removing the top of the skull, fully exposing the cranium. Alignment to NJSLS - Science HS-LS1-2 Develop and use a model to illustrate the hierarchical organization of interacting systems that provide specific functions within multicellular organisms. HS-LS1-3 Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that feedback mechanisms maintain homeostasis. Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts WHST.9-12.7 Conduct short as well as more

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sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

planet. Learn to distinguish groups of bacteria using digital materials to simulate gram-staining techniques and identify specimens. Alignment to NJSLS - Science HS.LS1-2 Develop and use a model to illustrate the hierarchical organization of interacting systems that provide specific functions within multicellular organisms. Alignment to NJSLS - English Language Arts SL.11-12.5 Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.

Live From Surgery Plus: Career Exploration Panel 45 Minutes • Live From Surgery Online | At LSC

Live From Robotic Surgery 2.5 hours • Live From Surgery Online | At LSC

Learn about the engineering and design of high-end medical equipment, such as the Da Vinci Robotic Surgical System, and its application in partially removing a tumor from a kidney or related urological procedure. See a live surgery and speak to the surgical team members as they operate using a robot. Alignment to NJSLS - Science HS-LS1-2 Develop and use a model to illustrate the hierarchical organization of interacting systems that provide specific functions within multicellular organisms. HS-LS1-3 Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that feedback mechanisms maintain homeostasis. Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts WHST.9-12.7 Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

Live From Surgery Plus: Bacteria Detective 60 Minutes • Live From Surgery Online | At LSC

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Find out about a wide range of career opportunities by joining us on a Virtual Career Day. Meet a variety of professionals in the healthcare and medical support fields. Get inspired as you hear personal stories and ask questions of our esteemed panel. 21st Century Life and Career Skills 9.2.12.CAP.2 Develop college and career readiness skills by participating in opportunities such as structured learning experiences, apprenticeships, and dual enrollment programs. 9.2.12.CAP.3 Investigate how continuing education contributes to one’s career and personal growth.

Meet the Surgeon: Heart Transplant 2.5 hours Live From Surgery: Meet the Surgeon Online | At LSC

Join Margarita T. Camacho, MD, as she discusses one of her prerecorded heart transplant surgeries. Learn about risk factors for heart disease, mechanical hearts and assistive devices, and new cardiac transplant technologies and procedures. Gain a better understanding of the organ donation process and analyze data from past research on mechanical devices. Alignment to NJSLS - Science HS-LS1-2 Develop and use a model to illustrate

the hierarchical organization of interacting systems that provide specific functions within multicellular organisms. HS-LS1-3 Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that feedback mechanisms maintain homeostasis. Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts WHST.9-12.7 Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

Meet the Surgeon: Neonatal 2.5 hours Live From Surgery: Meet the Surgeon Online | At LSC

Join Dr. Yi-horng Lee as he discusses prerecorded surgeries on gastric tube placement (G-Tube). During the session, Dr. Lee will speak about how surgery on a small infant and child differ from surgery on an adult, teach about caloric needs and the developing child, and how digestion and the digestive system works. Explore a career path in neonatology and pediatric medicine. Alignment to NJSLS - Science HS-LS1-2 Develop and use a model to illustrate the hierarchical organization of interacting systems that provide specific functions within multicellular organisms. HS-LS1-3 Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that feedback mechanisms maintain homeostasis. Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts WHST.9-12.7 Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

Meet the Surgeon: Pediatric Orthopedics 2.5 hours Live From Surgery: Meet the Surgeon Online | At LSC

Join Dr. Samara Friedman as she discusses prerecorded surgeries: the treatment of bone fractures, surgery


of the knee, or pinning of the arm. Hear Dr. Friedman speak about her career path and other kinds of careers in medicine. Alignment to NJSLS - Science HS-LS1-2 Develop and use a model to illustrate the hierarchical organization of interacting systems that provide specific functions within multicellular organisms. HS-LS1-3 Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that feedback mechanisms maintain homeostasis. Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts WHST.9-12.7 Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

Mystery at the Hotel Philadelphia

Alignment to NJSLS - Science HS-PS1-1 Use the periodic table as a model to predict the relative properties of elements based on the patterns of electrons in the outermost energy level of atoms.

Physics of Car Crashes 45-60 Minutes • Laboratory Workshop At LSC

Explore the physics of car crashes and how cars are engineered to keep us safe. Use Vernier Dynamics carts and tracks to investigate various collisions (elastic and inelastic), force, and impact time. Use this knowledge to engineer a device that will survive the impact of a ‘car crash.’ Alignment to NJSLS - Science HS-PS2-3 Apply science and engineering ideas to design, evaluate, and refine a device that minimizes the force on a macroscopic object during a collision.

Conduct an investigation, collect and analyze evidence to identify a pathogen, and solve a deadly mystery based on a real-world disease outbreak.

PHYSICAL SCIENCE Chemical Investigations 60-75 Minutes • Laboratory Workshop At LSC

Why is the periodic table that strange shape? Melt, dissolve, and electrify chemicals as you learn how to predict an element’s properties by noting its place on the periodic table.

Black Holes 30-45 Minutes • Planetarium Program Online | At LSC

Explore the nature of black holes, which are among the most mysterious objects in the universe. How do we know they exist? Where do they come from? What would it be like to get close to a black hole?

60-75 Minutes • Laboratory Workshop Online | At LSC

Alignment to NJSLS - Science HS-LS1-3 Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that feedback mechanisms maintain homeostasis. Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts WHST.9-12.7 Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

evidence to illustrate the life span of the sun and the role of nuclear fusion in the sun’s core to release energy that eventually reaches Earth in the form of radiation. HS-ESS1-2 Construct an explanation of the Big Bang theory based on astronomical evidence of light spectra, motion of distant galaxies, and composition of matter in the universe. HS-ESS1-3 Communicate scientific ideas about the way stars, over their life cycle, produce elements. Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts SL.11-12.4 Present information, findings and supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logically. The content, organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. Connections to NJSLS - Mathematics MP.2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively. HSN-Q.A.2 Define appropriate quantities for the purpose of descriptive modeling.

Alignment to NJSLS - Science HS-ESS1-3 Communicate scientific ideas about the way stars, over their life cycle, produce elements. Connections to NJSLS – Mathematics MP.2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively.

EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE All About Stars 30-45 Minutes • Planetarium Program Online | At LSC

Develop a conceptual model of the formation of the universe and the life cycle of a star. Use evidence from stellar light spectra, the motion of distant galaxies, the composition of matter in the universe, nuclear fusion, and the production of elements in stars to develop this model. Alignment to NJSLS - Science HS-ESS1-1 Develop a model based on

Mars Terraforming 60-75 Minutes • MakerLab Workshop At LSC

Can humans overcome Mars’ harsh environment and live there one day? Design a habitat for life on Mars based on a topographic map given to you by LSC that resembles an actual Martian location. Modify the terrain as needed, build your 3D model of your Martian home and share your methods. Alignment to NJSLS - Science HS-ESS3-2 Evaluate competing design solutions for developing, managing, and utilizing energy and mineral resources based on cost-benefit ratios. Connections to NJSLS - Mathematics MP.2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively.

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Alignment to NJSLS - Computer Science and Design Thinking 8.2.12.ITH.2 Propose an innovation to meet future demands supported by an analysis of the potential costs, benefits, trade-offs, and risks related to the use of the innovation. 8.2.12.ED.2 Create scaled engineering drawings for a new product or system and make modification to increase optimization based on feedback

Wonders of the Night Sky 30-45 Minutes • Planetarium Program Online | At LSC

Tour all of the planets and many of the moons in the solar system, using the latest data from NASA.

Use the current night sky to explore Earth and Space Science concepts. Topics relate to objects visible in the sky on the date of your program and include seasonal constellations and planets, exciting deep-sky objects, and breaking astronomical news.

Alignment to NJSLS - Science HS-ESS1-1 Develop a model based on evidence to illustrate the life span of the sun and the role of nuclear fusion in the sun’s core to release energy that eventually reaches Earth in the form of radiation. HS-ESS1-3 Communicate scientific ideas about the way stars, over their life cycle, produce elements. Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts SL.11-12.4 Present information, findings and supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logically. The content, organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. Connections to NJSLS - Mathematics MP.2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively. HSN-Q.A.2 Define appropriate quantities for the purpose of descriptive modeling.

Alignment to NJSLS - Science HS-ESS1-1 Develop a model based on evidence to illustrate the life span of the sun and the role of nuclear fusion in the sun’s core to release energy that eventually reaches Earth in the form of radiation. HS-ESS1-3 Communicate scientific ideas about the way stars, over their life cycle, produce elements. Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts SL.11-12.4 Present information, findings and supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logically. The content, organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. Connections to NJSLS - Mathematics MP.2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively. HSN-Q.A.2 Define appropriate quantities for the purpose of descriptive modeling.

Violent Planet

ENGINEERING, TECHNOLOGY, AND APPLICATION OF SCIENCE

The Solar System 30-45 Minutes • Planetarium Program Online | At LSC

30-45 Minutes Science On a Sphere Program Online | At LSC

Explore the often violent forces that have shaped our planet, from currently active volcanoes and earthquakes to Earth’s distant past, using Science On a Sphere. Alignment to NJSLS - Science HS-ESS2-1 Develop a model to illustrate how Earth’s internal and surface processes operate at different spatial and temporal scales to form continental and ocean-floor features. Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts SL.11-12.5 Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings,

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reasoning, and evidence and to add interest. Connections to NJSLS - Mathematics MP.2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively. HSN-Q.A.2 Define appropriate quantities for the purpose of descriptive modeling.

Coding Virtual Rovers 60-75 Minutes Tech & Design Studio Workshop Online | At LSC

Create a code to navigate a virtual rover through a coral reef and clean up garbage using a user-friendly, web-based block coding program. Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to try to make your code as efficient as it is effective.

Alignment to NJSLS - Science HS-ETS1-4 Use a computer simulation to model the impact of proposed solutions to a complex real-world problem with numerous criteria and constraints on interactions within and between systems relevant to the problem. Alignment to NJSLS - Computer Science and Design Thinking 8.1.12.AP.1 Design algorithms to solve computational problems using a combination of original and existing algorithms. Connections to NJSLS – Mathematics MP.2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively. MP.4 Model with mathematics.

NEW! Design Thinking

with Tinkercad

60-75 Minutes • MakerLab Workshop Online | At LSC

Engage in the online digital creation of 3D models and learn how to create pieces designed for a community’s needs. At LSC, our Monoprice Mini Select printers print a prototype of your model that’s yours to keep. Alignment to NJSLS - Science HS-ETS1-2 Design a solution to a complex real-world problem by breaking it down into smaller, more manageable problems that can be solved through engineering. Connections to NJSLS - Mathematics MP.4 Model with mathematics. Alignment to NJSLS - Computer Science and Design Thinking 8.2.12.NT.2 Redesign an existing product to improve form or function.


Digital Animation Series Three to Five, 45-60 Minute Sessions Tech & Design Studio Workshop Online | At LSC

Animation is a series of images, each slightly different from the last, shown in sequence. Artists and animators can take a vision and bring it to life. In this series, learn the core principles of animation, use Pixilart software tools, and apply your new animation skills to fix design errors and improve a product. Alignment to NJSLS - Science HS-ETS1-2 Design a solution to a complex real-world problem by breaking it down into smaller, more manageable problems that can be solved through engineering. Alignment to NJSLS - Computer Science and Design Thinking 8.2.12.ED.5 Evaluate the effectiveness of a product or system based on factors that are related to its requirements, specifications, and constraints (e.g., safety, reliability, economic considerations, quality control, environmental concerns, manufacturability, maintenance and repair, ergonomics). Connections to NJSLS - Mathematics MP.4 Model with mathematics.

Intro to 3D Design with Tinkercad 45-60 Minutes • MakerLab Workshop Online | At LSC

Engage in the digital creation of 3D models and learn how to create intricate pieces designed for 3D printing using Autodesk Tinkercad. Alignment to NJSLS - Science HS-ETS1-2 Design a solution to a complex real-world problem by breaking it down into smaller, more manageable problems that can be solved through engineering. Alignment to NJSLS - Computer Science and Design Thinking 8.2.12.NT.2 Redesign an existing product to improve form or function. Connections to NJSLS - Mathematics MP.4 Model with mathematics.

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TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS

Teachers continue to face new challenges after a historic year and as the NJSLS-S continue to be implemented. With an increased emphasis on evidence-based learning, exploration of science phenomena, and scientific discourse, educators need professional development experiences that reflect these tenets of learning. Liberty Science Center partners with schools and districts to offer highly interactive professional development programs that build teachers’ capacity around planning and implementing engaging and effective standards-based science instruction. Our programs can be delivered in person and online. Teachers can also experience job-embedded professional development when they observe and learn from LSC STEM educators as they deliver programming in realtime with real students. 60

To learn more, contact Mary McDonald at mmcdonald@ lsc.org or 201.253.1214. Programs range from 60-90 minutes to full-day.


DEEP DIVE INTO THE NGSS WORKSHOPS These workshops offer K - 12 teachers comprehensive training in unpacking the Next Generation Science Standards, also known as the New Jersey Student Learning Standards for Science and New York State Science Learning Standards. Participants experience and reflect upon the standards-based shifts for classroom instruction.

Integrating the NGSS with Common Core ELA and Math Standards

Science and Engineering Practices: Asking Questions and Planning Investigations

Explore learning synergies between the NGSS (NJSJS-S), the Common Core ELA (NJSLS-ELA), and Common Core Math Standards (NJSLSMath) for Grades K - 8. Engage in studentcentered investigations, which illustrate Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking; Engaging in Argument from Evidence; and Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information. Gain mastery in modifying existing science lessons to emphasize connections between these disciplines.

This workshop focuses on two Science and Engineering Practices: Asking Questions and Planning and Carrying Out Investigations. Engage in different questioning protocols and participate in investigations that highlight the synergy of these two practices. Reflect on the inquiry-based science investigations to modify existing science lessons.

NGSS Overview: Teaching Science in Three Dimensions This workshop introduces the Next Generation Science Standards, highlighting key shifts in content and practices that the new standards bring to classrooms. Educators will become familiar with teaching through the three dimensions of NGSS: Disciplinary Core Ideas, Science and Engineering Practices, and Crosscutting Concepts. Participate in handson activities that illustrate how the standards support inquiry. Discuss and revise activities to effectively support the standards and meet performance expectations.

Phenomena-Based Classrooms Explore NGSS (NJSLS-S) phenomena designed to motivate students to figure out why something happens to build three-dimensional understanding. We will explore phenomena rooted in compelling real-world situations, including hands-on investigations and local exploration.

Science and Engineering Practices: Analyzing and Interpreting Data Investigate ideas through the Science Practice of Analyzing and Interpreting Data and the Crosscutting Concept of Patterns. Engage in hands-on activities and carry out investigations that highlight the importance of qualitative and quantitative data in science learning. Reflect on these investigations to plan modifications of current science lessons. Science and Engineering Practices: Evidence-Based Explanations and Argumentation Focus on two high-leverage Science Practices: Constructing Explanations and Engaging in Argument from Evidence. Conduct investigations that require collecting data and other evidence to form the foundation for constructing explanations and engaging in evidence-based science argumentation. Based on this learning, modify existing science lessons to be better aligned to the NGSS (NJSLS-S).

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INQUIRY-BASED LEARNING WORKSHOPS These workshops have a particular emphasis on educators participating in inquiry-based lessons and activities. Teachers will experience the effectiveness of inquiry as the basis of student learning while learning strategies that will increase inquiry activities in their classrooms. Investigating Climate Change & Human Impact on Ecosystems Engage in Critical Science and Engineering Practices (e.g., Developing and Using models, Asking Questions) while building content knowledge to support teaching climate change and human impact on ecosystems. Explore and discuss how to effectively structure inquiry while using science practices to build an understanding of the disciplinary core ideas.

OpenSciEd Science Curriculum Introduction Participants will explore the educational rationale and learning strategies that are the foundation of OpenSciEd, an NGSS-based science curriculum for Grades 6 - 8. Educators will experience sample phenomena, reflect on the importance of teacher and student roles, and gain a better

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understanding of three-dimensional learning and student sense-making.

OpenSciEd Science Curriculum Launch (Multi-Day Series) This multi-day professional learning series focuses on the requisite pedagogical skills and practices that educators need to launch the OpenSciEd curriculum successfully. During these sessions, teachers will get a comprehensive understanding of the instructional model. They will participate in anchoring phenomena activities, engage in science sense-making, and participate in discourse centered on scientific investigation. There will also be an emphasis on reflecting as educators with respect to the learning and instructional shifts necessary for student-centered science learning and teaching.


TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING WORKSHOPS These workshops will engage educators in lessons that encourage learners to build their problem-solving skills in technology and engineering. Teachers will learn effective strategies for increasing their students’ technological literacy and engaging more deeply in the NGSS (NJSJS-S) Engineering Practices in their classrooms. Computational Thinking for STEM Educators Explore the major competencies in computational thinking (i.e., pattern recognition, decomposition, abstraction, and algorithms), experience hands-on STEM activities that support those domains, and purposefully incorporate computational thinking into existing lessons.

Design Thinking for STEM Educators Learn how to integrate science investigations, engineering, and design thinking as you explore how to develop students’ creativity, communication, and problem-solving skills. Engage in design challenges and discuss how to leverage design thinking to support national standards and 21st-century skills.

Engineering is Elementary Overview Engineering is Elementary is a research-based elementary engineering curriculum that has proven engaging and effective in involving Grade K - 5 students in STEM units that focus on Engineering Practices. During this workshop, you will explore a sample curriculum unit designed to build proficiency in the NGSS-based Engineering Practices.

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VISIT THE SCIENCE CENTER Transportation and Directions

Parking

Easily accessible by bus, car, light rail, and ferry. See LSC.org/visit.

Convenient, on-site parking is available. Cars are $7, buses $10.

Health and Safety

Accessibility

We care about your safety and comfort. We have an experienced safety and security staff, a building-wide Code Adam protocol for lost children, and a basic firstaid room. LSC is ADA compliant and located just one mile from a top-ranked hospital. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made big changes and we need your help to keep everyone safe. Be sure to review our safety measures and rules before you visit: lsc.org/covid19.

Liberty Science Center is accessible to all guests. You may request wheelchairs at the Welcome Desk. Assistive listening devices for deaf and hard-of-hearing guests are available for the theaters and several other public areas.

OTHER WAYS TO EXPLORE LSC in the House

Home School Days

We created this virtual space where home scientists can conduct experiments, explore the world of LSC’s animals, find incredible movies to watch, experience planetarium shows, and much more—without ever leaving the living room. Find out more at lsc.org/education/lsc-in-the-house.

Monthly LSC Home School Days are for any home learners seeking an engaging, inquiry-based adventure! Each month’s Home School Day is inspired by a different scientist. Learners are grouped by age: Adventurers (ages 4-6), Investigators (ages 7-9). Find out more at lsc.org/education/families/home-school.

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