Laboratory Workshops

Explore life science, physical science, engineering, and more with our talented team of STEM educators. Our standards-aligned, highly-interactive workshops are available virtually or in-person.

For more information about planning a field trip to the Science Center, call us at 201.253.1310, email us at groups@lsc.org, or fill out our info form.

Grades Pre-K – 2

Leo the Landform Llama (45 Minutes)

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 forms of high and low land and answer questions to collect clues and find hidden treasure. 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. Approaches to Learning: Demonstrating Engagement: Uses Skills in Reading & Math for a wider variety of purposes.

Flower Power (30-45 Minutes)

Available online, at LSC, or 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 and spread water throughout their body. 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

Maple Seed Models (30-45 Minutes)

Available online, at LSC, or 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

Matter in Motion (30-45 Minutes)

Available online, at LSC, or at your school. Matter can be solids, liquids, and gases; but, matter can also change! Observe phenomena involving some of the ways matter can change. Work collaboratively to construct evidence-based arguments on whether or not changes to matter can be reversed. 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

Secret to Survival (30-45 Minutes)

Available online, at LSC, or at your school. Animals and plants have internal and external parts that help them grow, survive, and meet their needs. Learn about how we can mimic these special adaptations to help inspire solutions to our everyday problems. 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).

Beneficial Behaviors (30-45 Minutes)

Available online, at LSC, or at your school. As baby animals enter the world, mommy and daddy animals need to show them the ropes! Experience a live animal encounter, examine media resources, and follow Zoey the Zoologist as she explores the beneficial behaviors parent 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.

Pollinators: Honey Bees (30-45 Minutes)

Available online, at LSC, or at your school. Have you thanked a bee today? Pollinators provide an essential service to the ecosystem. At least a third of the world's agricultural 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.

Flow Motion (30-45 Minutes)

Available online, at LSC, or 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

Light It Up! (30-45 Minutes)

Available online, at LSC, or at your school. Plan and conduct investigations using flashlights and lightboxes to focus on 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)

Available online, at LSC, or at your school. Which shapes are not only strong but… super strong? In a hands-on program that blends science and architecture, we’ll build and test our 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 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)

Available online, at LSC, or 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 we cool matter 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

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes (30-45 Minutes)

Available online, at LSC, or at your school. Our planet is constantly being shaped by events that can happen very slowly over time, or quite suddenly. Using a model to represent land, students will simulate how earthquakes, volcanoes, and erosion can change the shape of the land around us. Alignment to NJSLS - Science: 2-ESS1-1 Use information from several sources to provide evidence that Earth events can occur quickly or slowly. 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. Approaches to Learning: Displaying Curiosity, Collaboration, Communication of New Ideas

Nothing but Net! (30-45 Minutes)

Available online, at LSC, or at your school. Want to shoot baskets like a pro? Engineer a catapult designed 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


Grades 3 – 5

Disease Transmission (45 Minutes)

Available online, at LSC, or at your school. 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. 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: 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. W.5.1 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information. (5-PS2-1) Connections to NJSLS - Mathematics: MP.4 Model with mathematics.

Natural Disaster (45-60 Minutes)

Available online, at LSC, or at your school. 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.

Projectile Motion (45-60 Minutes)

Available online. Learn what it takes for astrophysicists to determine landing sites of Mars Rovers. Collect and interpret data using a Phet Simulator to determine patterns of projectile motion. 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. 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.

Ecosystem Survival (45-60 Minutes)

Available online, at LSC, or 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 non-living 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: 3-LS4-4 Make a claim about the merit of a solution to a problem caused when the environment changes and the types of plants and animals that live there may change. 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 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.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. 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. MP.4 Model with mathematics.

From Rain to Roots (45-60 Minutes)

Available online, at LSC, or at your school. Go beyond the water cycle, and dive into the role plants play in moving water through an ecosystem. Alignment to NJSLS - Science: 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.

Organizing Fossils (45-60 Minutes)

Available online, at LSC, or at your school. Observe fossils up close, whether in person or virtually. We’ll 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. 4-ESS1-1 Identify evidence from patterns in rock formations and fossils in rock layers to support an explanation for changes in a landscape over time. 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. 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.

Owl Pellet Dissection (45-60 Minutes)

Available online, at LSC, or 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. This workshop is a great investigation of animal adaptations and an introduction to the food web. Alignment to NJSLS - Science: 3-LS4-3 Construct an argument with evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some struggle to survive, and some cannot survive at all. 4-LS1-1 Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction. 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.3.1 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons. W.3.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly. 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. W.4.1 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.

Chemistry of Candy (45-60 Minutes)

Available online, at LSC, or at your school. Investigate chemistry with these 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 - 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. Connections to NJSLS - Mathematics: MP.2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively.

Force and Motion (45-60 Minutes)

Available online, at LSC, or at your school. Discover how a force acts on everyday objects around you. Using household materials to explore the fundamental principles of forces 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. 4-PS3-2 Make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts: W.4.8 Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; take notes and categorize information, and provide a list of sources.

Grow Green (45-60 Minutes)

Available at LSC or 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: 4-PS3-4 Apply scientific ideas to design, test, and refine a device that converts energy from one form to another. Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts: W.4.7 Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.

It’s Slimy Time (45-60 Minutes)

Available online, at LSC, or at your school. Investigate chemical and physical changes by making your own slime. Get messy and have fun exploring its properties and 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.

Simple Machines: Catapult (45-60 Minutes)

Available online, at LSC, or at your school. Discover how simple machines are used to make work easier. Students will learn the various types of simple machines and combine several of them to build a catapult. 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. 3-5 ETS1 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.2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively. MP.5 Use appropriate tools strategically.


Grades 6 – 8

Chemistry Matters (45 Minutes)

Available online. From alchemy to chemistry, what are elements and how do they interact to create new substances? Observe what happens when different substances are combined and gather evidence to distinguish between mixtures and reactions. 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: MP.2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively.

Disease Transmission (45-60 Minutes)

Available online, at LSC, or at your school. 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. NJSLS - Computer Science and Design Thinking: 8.1.8.DA.5 Test, analyze, and refine computational models.

Projectile Motion (45-60 Minutes)

Available online. Learn what it takes for astrophysicists to determine landing sites of Mars Rovers. Collect and interpret data using a Phet Simulator 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. 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.

Biodiversity (45-60 Minutes)

Available online or 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. Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts: WHST.6-8.2 Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/ experiments, or technical processes. 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.

BRAAINS! You and the Zombie (45-60 Minutes)

Available online, at LSC, or at your school. Join the Zombie Response Team as research scientists to help explain how a mutated strain of the zombie virus is altering zombie behavior. By identifying and explaining differences in behavior and capabilities of zombies and humans, learn to form scientific explanations while gaining a better understanding of how the brain works. 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. 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. Connections to NJSLS - Mathematics: 6.SP.B.4 Summarize numerical data sets in relation to their context.

Cow Eye Dissection (45-60 Minutes)

Available online, at LSC, or at your school. Follow light on its journey through the eye. Students will observe (online) or perform (at LSC and 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: WHST.6-8.2 Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/ experiments, or technical processes. 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.

Acids and Bases (45-60 Minutes)

Available online, at LSC, or at your school. Learn the power of hydrogen! Explore the important chemistry concept of acids and bases by using everyday household products. 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 - Mathematics: MP.2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively. 6.RP.A.3 Use ratio and rate reasoning to solve real-world and mathematical problems.

Forensic Science: Gotham Detective with Digital Kit (60 Minutes)

Available online or 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-PS1-3 Gather and make sense of information to describe that synthetic materials come from natural resources and impact society. 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)

Available online, at LSC, or at your school. Investigate how thermal motion influences particle motion. Students will experiment with hot and cold substances to determine how molecule movement changes depending on the heat. 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. Alignment 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.

Mystery at the Hotel Philadelphia (60-75 Minutes)

Available online or 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-PS1-3 Gather and make sense of information to describe that synthetic materials come from natural resources and impact society. 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.


Grades 9 – 12

Disease Transmission (45 Minutes)

Available online, at LSC, or at your school. 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: 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. 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.

Forensic Science: Gotham Detective with Digital Kit (60-75 Minutes)

Available online or 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: 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 (60-75 Minutes)

Available online or 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: 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.