Classroom Workshops

Our STEM educators are ready to step into your classroom with in-depth explorations of the science topics and skills required in your curriculum. Your students will love it! To deliver any of these programs, we will travel within a 140-mile radius of Jersey City.

For more information and reservations, call us at 201.253.1310 or email us at groups@lsc.org.

Grades Pre-K – 2

The Skeleton Inside You (45 minutes)

Why do we have bones? What are they made of? How is their structure related to their function? What happens when they break? Discover these answers and many more as we learn about bones in the story The Skeleton Inside You by Philip Balestrino. After reading our story, craft your own ‘broken bone’ and mend it with a cast. NJSLS (Science): K-2-ETS1-2

Nature's Helpers (45 minutes)

Discover how we depend on plants, insects, and other animals, and how they are essential to the environment we live in. This workshop includes live animal encounters and hands-on activities on topics such as pollination and soil ecology. NJSLS (Science): 2-LS2-2

Rocky Looks at Living Things (45 minutes)

Rocky the rock is wondering whether he is alive. Investigate what living things need, how they grow and change, and the ways that they survive in their habitats. Parts of life cycles, camouflage, living and nonliving specimens will all be observed in order to gather evidence for Rocky. NJSLS (Science): 2-LS4-1

Me… As a Tree (45 minutes)

Through music, movement, art, pictures, and writing, we will compare and contrast our bodies and our life history to those of trees. NJSLS (Science): 1-LS3-1

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes (45 minutes)

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. NJSLS (Science): 2-ESS1-1

Shooting Hoops with Uncle Isaac (45 minutes)

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! NJSLS (Science): K-2-ETS1-3

Flow Motion (45 minutes)

Learn the basics of the water cycle in this highly interactive program. Through active listening, investigation, and kinesthetic role-play, students will understand the main processes of the water cycle, from the sun warming the Earth to the various forms water can take. Follow the leader as we become water droplets to model the water cycle and complete our journey. NJSLS (Science): K-PS3-1

Ready, Set, Robotics! (45 minutes)

Aspiring computer scientists, get ready for a hands-on introduction to the world of robotics. Observe how a small set of pieces can be disassembled and made into a variety of new robots! NJSLS (Science): 2-PS1-3

What’s the Matter? (45 minutes)

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. NJSLS (Science): 2-PS1-1, 2-PS1-4


Grades 3 – 5

It Ain't Easy Being Green (45 minutes)

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! NJSLS (Science): 4-PS3-4

Adaptation Exploration (45 minutes)

Could a polar bear survive in the middle of the Sahara Desert? Explore animal adaptations up close with live animal interactions. Discover how species have developed unique survival solutions to adapt to their environment in order to find food, protect themselves, or find a mate. NJSLS (Science): 3-LS4-3, 3-LS3-2

Owl Pellet Dissection (45 minutes)

Explore the diet of our favorite raptors by dissecting the undigested remains of their prey. Pairs team up to dissect their own owl pellet and identify what the owl consumed. This workshop is a great investigation of animal adaptations and an introduction to the food web. NJSLS (Science): 3-LS4-3, 4-LS1-1

A Look Inside (45 minutes)

What structures do our bodies have to help us survive? Find out the purpose of our skeleton and muscles and how our bones connect, and then add muscles to a model skeleton to see how different systems work together. NJSLS (Science): 4-LS1-1

Electricity and Magnetism (45 minutes)

Starting with the phenomenon of an electromagnet, students use many hands-on experiments to come to an understanding of the relationship between the forces of electricity and magnetism. NJSLS (Science): 3-PS2-3, 5-PS1-1

The States of Matter (45 minutes)

Using super-cold liquid nitrogen and common household items, observe how things change from solid to liquid to gas. Construct explanations for the changes in this really cool exploration of matter. NJSLS (Science): 5-PS1-1

Balls and Tracks (45 minutes)

What forces of science 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! NJSLS (Science): 3-PS2-2

Power of Air (45 minutes)

Experience firsthand how surprisingly strong air can be! Conduct air pressure experiments in this interactive, station-based workshop. Discover the underlying principles of what makes wind, how suction cups work, and why airplanes fly. NJSLS (Science): 3-PS2-1


Grades 6 – 8

BRAAINS! You and the Zombie (45 minutes)

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. NJSLS (Science): MS-LS1-5

Cow Eye Dissection (45 minutes)

Follow light on its journey through the eye. Students will pair off to perform cow eye dissections and gain a deeper understanding of the structure and function of the human eye. NJSLS (Science): MS-LS1-8 , MS-LS4-2

Walking into the Present (45 minutes)

What did early humans look like? How closely are humans related to gorillas? How do we determine how old a fossil is? Discover the answers to these questions and more as students measure, compare, and organize hominid skulls into a family tree. NJSLS (Science): MS-LS4-2

Energy: Use It and Lose It! (45 minutes)

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 both useful actions and losses. NJSLS (Science): MS-PS3-5

It’s All about Reactions (45 minutes)

Conduct an inquiry-based set of experiments using chemical reactions to analyze and interpret data on the properties of unknown substances. NJSLS (Science): MS-PS1-2