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Long Island Science Center

Long Island Science Center

Bringing STEM to Life!

The Long Island Science Center is a 501(c)3 STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) Learning Museum. We have been providing hands-on STEAM programming in schools and libraries since 1995 with our enriching educational programs reaching more than 350,000 students.

We strive to prepare young people for the challenges of a 21st century economy built on advanced technology and innovation.

We ignite curiosity, fuel creativity and unlock the passion for problem-solving and discovery with STEAM curricula, programs and interactive, hands-on experiences designed to cultivate future leaders and engaged, digitally literate citizens.

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Junior Lunar Explorers: Phases of the Moon

  • Grades 1-4
  • How far away is the moon? What is the moon made of? Is there weather on the moon? Learn interesting facts and information about the moon and explore the phases of the moon visible to us here on Earth. Students will learn how light creates those phases, how to determine which phase the moon is in, and tricks for remembering what each phases is. They will recreate the phases of the moon using cookies and will make their very own moon phase slider. A fun edible look at scientific facts for students who are interested in our only natural satellite! Supply List: Sandwich cookie or other hard cookie and frosting For Project: Glue stick Aluminum foil Slider pieces printed out on card stock and cut according to the instruction
  • 60 minutes
  • $15
    2-10 students group class

Earth Scientists: Let's Explore Rocks, Space, Weather, and Oceans

  • Grades 2-7
  • In this four week course we will take a dive into each of the four major branches of Earth Science: Meteorology, Astronomy, Geology, and Oceanography. Students will learn about storm creation, the night sky, the rock cycle, and our seas. Students will learn by doing with a new project or experiment each week. Week 1 - Meteorology - Storm Watch: All students will explore the adventures of weather by learning about different weather instruments. Learn how clouds form and the weather they predict, watch a tornado spin, and make a tornado in a bottle. We will also track a hurricane by plotting latitude and longitude, wind speed and direction, and predicting the pattern of the storm. Week 2 - Astronomy - Starlab: Students explore the night sky and learn to recognize and name constellations as well as other observable phenomenon. The educator will relay Greek, Roman, and Native American stories as they relate to the constellations. Week 3 - Geology - Rock Cycle: Students explore the amazing geological phenomena of the rock cycle. Participants hypothesize and conduct experiments examining the effects of earthquakes, erosion, volcanoes, plate tectonics and weather. Week 4 - Oceanography - Exploring our Seas: Discover the diverse physical properties of the sea floor. Experiment with salt water density and learn about ocean marine life. Supply List: Week 1 - Meteorology: Optional thermometer (cooking body temperature, thermostat, etc), Plastic bottle, Water, Dish soap, Glitter. Week 2 - Astronomy: a container (preferably with high sides to minimize mess), Flour, Cocoa powder, a Pebble or Marble. Week 3 - Geology: Starburst of three different colors, a small plastic bag (optional), additional option, 5 different colors of clay, dental floss. Week 4 - Oceanography: Plastic jewels (or raw eggs or small grapes), 4 clear cups of water, Salt, Sugar, Baking soda.
  • 4 sessions, 50 minutes per session
  • $60
    2-10 students group class