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ECOSYSTEMS

4th& Up

Science Center Visit:

(1 1/2 hrs) $11 per student

Max: 25 students

Visit Your Site: (1 hr)$335first presentation

$295 each for additional on same day

Max: 25 Students

Using water samples from the Peconic River, students test for turbidity, PH, dissolved oxygen and examine macro-organisms under a magnifying glass. Using their finding students will assess water quality and discuss the negative effect of environmental factors on the river. Students learn about the plants and animals that make up a river and interdependence. Students design food chains and food webs from greater clarity and understanding of the delicate ecosystem.

 

RIVER ECOLOGY

4th & Up

Science Center Visit:

(1 1/2 hrs) $11 per student

Max: 25 students

Visit Your Site: (1 hr)$335 first presentation

$275 each for additional on same day

Max: 25 Students

Using buckets, students draw water samples from the Peconic River directly behind the Long Island Science Center or your site. They test for turbidity, pH, dissolved oxygen, and examine macro-organisms under a microscope. Using their findings students will assess water quality and discuss the negative effects of environmental factors on a river.

 

PINE BARRENS-Long Island Treasure

3rd - 6th

Science Center Visit:

(1 1/2 hrs) $9 per student

Max: 50 students

Visit Your Site: (1 1/2hrs)$300 first presentation

$265 each for additional on same day

Max: 25 Students

Every Long Islander should be familiar with our unique ecosystem, the Pine Barrens. Students view slides, observe plant specimens and conduct a pH test of pine barren soil. They discover the healthy role of fire in maintaining this endangered forest ecosystem. Also discussed is the role the Pine Barrens plays in maintaining our aquifer which supplies Long Island's drinking water. This program features natural and social science topics with a specific emphasis on Long Island, its people and landscape. Wall or screen needed to show slides.

 

DNA EXTRACTION

6th & Up

Science Center Visit:

(1 3/4 hrs) $12 per student

Max: 25 students

Only available at the

Long Island Science Center

 

Enter the world of DNA Scientists, Bioengineering and Cell Biology. In a lab setting students will learn how to penetrate a cell membrane and extract DNA from various fruits using centrifuge tubes and a water bath. Once the DNA is extracted, students view their samples through a microscope. A brief introduction into plant cell structure including discussion of chromosomes, organelles and nuclear material precedes the lab. A unique and challenging experience.




THE MUMMY

4th - 6th

Science Center Visit:

(1 1/2 hrs) $9 per student

Max: 50 students

Visit Your Site: (1hr) $250 first presentation

$220 each for additional on same day

Max: 25 Students

Participants learn about the ancient process of embalming and the cultural significance of mummification. Topics discussed include amulets, sarcophagus, canopic jars and pyramid building. Students make their very own mummy to take home.

 

 

RAINFOREST TREASURES

Pre- K - 6th

Science Center Visit:

(1 1/2 hours)

$9 per student

Max: 50 Students

Visit Your Site: (1hr) $250 first presentation

$220 each for additional on same day

Max: 25 Students

Take a journey through a tropical rainforest to discover this unique ecosystem and its effect on the world. Students will learn about the layers, animals, plants and products using a variety of unusual and rare hands-on materials. A slide show of researchers in the field and actual photos of the Amazon and Australian rainforests emphasize the importance of this resource. The experience can culminate in a visit with our ball python and Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches when possible.

 

MEASURING BONES

1st- 5th

Science Center Visit:

(1 1/2 hrs)

$9 per student

Max: 50 Students

Visit Your Site: (1hr) $250 first presentation

$220 each for additional on same day

Max: 25 Students

Students examine and compare a variety of real animal bones. Using caliper, they will measure each bone and create a bar chart to take home. Together they reassemble a human skeleton model. Each student makes a necklace made of "sinew" and real animal bone to take home.

 

BATS

Pre-K - 4th

Science Center Visit:

(1 1/2 hrs)

$9 per student

Max: 50 Students

Visit Your Site: (1hr) $250 first presentation

$220 each for additional on same day

Max: 25 Students

Are Bats blind? Can they hear? Enter the world of this unique nocturnal mammal. This hands-on program includes a slide presentation along with discussion of echolocation and the bat's special function in our eco-system. The Science Center's very own "Echolocation Machine" demonstrates how bats locate their food. Students make a "bat" to take home.

 

LEAVES AND SEEDS

Pre-K - 4th

Science Center Visit:

(1 1/2 hrs)

$9 per student

Max: 50 Students

Visit Your Site: (1hr) $250 first presentation

$220 each for additional on same day

Max: 25 Students

What's so special about plants? Through hands-on exploration using lima beans students learn about plant and seed structure. Topics discussed include, seed dispersal, germination, and photosynthesis. Students take home a Chia sponge to nurture and record observations as it grows.

 

THOSE NASTY GERMS

Pre-K - 3rd

Science Center Visit:

(1 1/2 hrs)

$9 per student

Max: 50 Students

Visit Your Site: (1hr) $250 first presentation

$220 each for additional on same day

Max: 25 Students

Germs, Germs everywhere! Why do they make us sick? Learn how easily germs are spread. Follow the path of germs in your classroom using Glogerm and black lights. Fight the spread of germs by learning proper hand washing techniques and check your hands under our "Germ Detector." A unique experience!

 

YOUR SENSES

Pre-K - 3rd

Science Center Visit:

(1 1/2 hrs)

$9 per student

Max: 50 Students

Visit Your Site: (1hr) $250 first presentation

$220 each for additional on same day

Max: 25 Students

Students will touch, taste, listen, see and smell their way to discovering how all 5 senses are used to interpret the world around them. They learn how the senses are part of an interrelated system, taste salt, sugar, and lemon water, also make an air freshener to take home.

 

INSECTS

Pre-K - 5th

Science Center Visit:

(1 1/2 hrs)

$9 per student

Max: 50 Students

Visit Your Site: (1hr) $250 first presentation

$220 each for additional on same day

Max: 25 Students

Students examine the world of insects, including life cycles, form and function with models, specimens and living creatures. Each child receives a live cricket and builds a habitat to nurture and observe his/her cricket.(Notify us upon registration if you prefer a class set of crickets or one for each student.)

 

YOUR GENETIC TRAITS

4th & Up

Science Center Visit:

(1 1/2 hrs)

$9 per student

Max: 50 Students

Visit Your Site: (1hr) $250 first presentation

$220 each for additional on same day

Max: 25 Students

Jump into genetics with a fascinating examination of common traits. Working in groups, students take data, make comparisons, and discover how individuals are unique and similar at the same time. Experiments with tongue rolling, taste testing, and many other genetic traits are explored.

 

YOUR FOOD YOUR BODY -Nutrition

1st - 5th

Science Center Visit:

(1 1/2 hrs)

$9 per student

Max: 50 Students

Visit Your Site: (1hr) $250 first presentation

$220 each for additional on same day

Max: 25 Students

Did you ever wonder what is healthy to eat and why? Calories, fat and serving size are compared using beverages, cereal, and various other foods as examples. Students examine models of fat and muscle then perform an experiment comparing different types of potato chips. Real human bones are used to the show the students the difference between healthy bone structure and bones with osteoporosis. Older students make and test bone models.



                       

 

FORENSIC ARCHAEOLOGY

4th & UP

Science Center Visit:

(1 1/2 hrs)

$9 per student

Max: 50 Students

Visit Your Site: (1hr) $250 first presentation

$220 each for additional on same day

Max: 25 Students

How much do your bones reveal about you? Classmates team up as Forensic Specialists in this innovative and challenging program. Using real human bones as props, teams are briefed about their mysterious discovery and challenged to examine the bones for clues. Specific facts about bones are presented and then the teams hypothesize about the person's age, gender and possible demise.