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Planetarium Online: All About Mars

Follow along with our planetarium presenter for a journey to the Red Planet and celebration of the launch of NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover

Planetarium Online: Dark Matter, Dark Energy

Follow along for an exploration of dark matter and dark energy. What's the difference, and how do we know they exist?

Hot and Cold: Molecules in Motion

In this experiment, explore how hotter things have faster moving particles, while particles in colder things move slower (Grades: Pre-K – 4 with parent participation; grade 5 and up with parent permission)

Planetarium Online: The Search for Aliens

Why do we think there might be life beyond Earth, and where have we looked? Have we found any signs yet?

The Roots of Erosion

Model and observe the impacts of deforestation in this hands-on experiment. Then design solutions to prevent soil erosion (Grades: 3 – 8)

Planetarium Online: The Perseids Meteor Show

Follow along for a preview of the Perseids Meteor Shower, generally the best meteor shower of the year

Tactile Box

Explore the sense of touch in this at-home experiment (Grades: Pre-K – 2)

Join Us LIVE for Astrology & Astronomy! August 13 at 1 PM

Discover how astrology helps us figure out the precise location of planets, and what it means when we say we're a "Gemini" or "Leo"

Planetarium Online: The Deep Solar System

Follow along with our planetarium presenter as we we explore the planets and dwarf planets beyond Saturn’s orbit

The Science of Sound

Analyze and compare how sound changes as it travels through different mediums. Then, develop and use models to produce a variety of different sounds (Grades: 1 – 5)

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Summer 2020 Digital Learning

Browse our summer offerings for educators, and contact us today to book a program!

Planetarium Online: The Supermoon Show

What is a supermoon? Join our live planetarium educator to learn why the moon, on this evening, is bigger and brighter than a regular full moon

Planetarium Online: Five Planets in One Night!

We’ll show you how to find Venus and the elusive Mercury at dusk, then spot Saturn, Mars, and Jupiter in the early morning

Planetarium Online: Return to the Moon!

Follow along with our planetarium educator as we explore goals for a new mission to our nearest neighbor in space

Planetarium Online: The Galaxy Show

Follow along as we view our own Milky Way Galaxy, our neighboring Andromeda Galaxy, and beyond

The Freeze-Thaw Effect

In this experiment, you'll make observations of water expansion when frozen and its impact on moist soils (Grades: 1 – 8)

Planetarium Online: Asteroid Impact!

Follow along as we explore asteroids and what we’re doing to monitor and ward off future dangers from the sky

Mini Water Cycle

In this experiment, observe the various stages of the water cycle from the comfort of your home (Grades: Pre-K – K)

Super Strong Shapes

How strong is a sheet of paper? Investigate how the shape of an object affects its properties in this experiment (Grades: Pre-K – 2)

LSC in the House

Connect with LSC while we're temporarily closed! Enjoy at-home experiments, live streams, animal updates, and more

Reopening Labor Day Weekend

With your health and safety as our top priority, LSC will reopen Labor Day Weekend

Planetarium Online: Visit to a Black Hole

See a black hole up close and celebrate the anniversary of the very first picture of a black hole

Confetti Bottle

In this experiment, we explore static electricity (Grades: Pre-K - 2)

Planetarium Online: All About the May Sky

Follow along with an LSC planetarium educator for an exploration of the May night sky

Coriolis Balloons

In this experiment, we explore how Earth’s rotation affects wind direction (Grades: middle school to high school)

Does it Roll or Does it Slide?

Explore what kinds of shapes roll versus slide using everyday objects around your home (Grades: Pre-K - 2)

Lava Lamp Experiment

In this experiment, you will see how density and polarity, when they are powered by the release of a gas, cause a reaction between oil and water (Grades: Pre-K to Early Primary with Adult Supervision)

Growing Crystals in a Glass

In this experiment, you will be able to observe how crystals form and grow, then have fun eating your crystals (Grades: All grades, but with parent supervision, or parent permission for teens)

Tornado in a Jar

In this activity, we will model and understand the movements which create tornadoes. We also will be able to analyze the relationship between the size of a tornado and its speed (Grades: 1 - 8)

Bug Bites

Model and observe the adaptations of different insects. Then, determine which insect mouthpart is best suited for specific food (Grades: 3 and up; younger learners with adult supervision)

Will it Float?

Explore and experiment with the surface tension of water. Then, experiment with different liquids as you aim to answer the question: Will it float? (Grades: 3-8)

Planetarium Online: Tour of the Morning Planets

Join an LSC planetarium presenter on a journey through Jupiter, Mars, and Saturn, and learn how to find them in the sky

Planetarium Online: Tour of the Evening Sky

Discover how to spot the brightest planet in the sky, Venus, then visit Orion, Canis Major, Betelgeuse, and beyond

Attention, Educators

We recognize and applaud your efforts to finish the school year strong! Like you, we are taking this time to plan for the fall. We are working diligently to diversify our programs to enable multiple modes of delivery, highlight connections across content areas, and promote opportunities to accelerate learning.

Throughout the summer, be sure to check out our Summer 2020 Digital Learning catalog for educators. Contact us today to book a program!

Summer 2020 Digital Learning

Praise for LSC in the House

“My girls have so much fun with LSC in the House! I love that it’s easy to do with items around the house. It’s definitely a highlight while we’re at home! Fun for everyone in the family.”
–Natalie K, Westfield, NJ

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