Assemblies & After-School Programs

Our expert educators offer assemblies for large audiences and series of after-school explorations tailored to your group or club. Is your school holding a science fair or fundraiser? Our staff can lead a hands-on science activity station that complements your theme. To deliver any of these programs, we will travel within a 140-mile radius of Jersey City.

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

Assemblies

Grades K - 8
Length: 45-60 minutes
Group Size: Maximum of 300 students per show

Little Dragon’s Digestive System

(Grades K - 1)
Meet Sam, a dragon with really bad eating habits, and take a journey through the digestive system. A few lucky volunteers climb into a giant mouth, slide down an esophagus, and end up in a churning stomach before squeezing through the intestines. Using several models, both small and large, everyone learns all about the basic parts of the digestive system and how they work together.
NJSLS:S: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures & Process: K-LS1-1

Flash! Bang! All about Natural Gas and Electricity

(Grades 1 - 4)
Arcing electricity. Balls of fiery gas. Join us for an interactive look at the two most common forms of home energy. Students generate electricity, explore insulators and conductors, and participate in our very own game show, all while learning how to avoid the hazards inherent in using natural gas and electricity.
NJSLS:S: Energy: 4-PS3-2

Science Circus

(Grades 1 - 8)
It’s our most popular show! Explore the positives and negatives of static electricity, the subzero temperatures of liquid nitrogen, the states of matter, and the immense pressure of air. Includes more than a dozen thrilling experiments and, as always, we use lots of volunteers. It’s a great way to showcase the concepts of energy and matter.
NJSLS:S: Matter and Its Interactions: 2-PS1-4, 5-PS1-1, MS-PS1-4

A Dose of Gross

(Grades 4 - 6)
Your body carries out many “gross” functions, like burping and sweating, but it does so for very important reasons. Take a journey through the human body to discover how your brain makes decisions, without your knowing it, to keep you healthy and strong by controlling the various organ systems of the body.
NJSLS:S: From Molecules to Organisms: Structure & Processes: 4-LS1-1, 4-LS1-2, MS-LS1-8

Science Sportacular (Newton’s Laws)

(Grades 4 - 8)
Sports all have one thing in common—science. We demonstrate Newton’s Laws and cause and effect using sports equipment. Students learn how a pitcher makes a baseball curve and volunteers join in a momentum race. We even demonstrate concepts related to helmet safety by lying on a bed of sharp nails. No tricks or illusions here, just pure science.
NJSLS:S: Energy: 4-PS3-3; Motion & Stability: Forces & Interactions: MS-PS2-2

Science of Flight

(Grades 4 - 8)
Most of us have probably wondered how aircraft fly. While it might seem impossible or magical, it's really just science. Take a closer look at the four forces of flight and aviation in an educational and entertaining way!
NJSLS:S: Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions; 3-PS2-1, 3-PS2-2, 5-PS2-1, MS-PS2-2


Traveling After-School Programs

Outside of structured class time, science lessons take on a whole new element of fun! We can bring hands-on, science-based programs one hour per week at your location. A workshop series provides project-based learning supported by development of critical thinking, collaboration, innovation, and problem solving over an extended period of time. Choose one or multiple sessions and select a range of topics, or build on the same topic over several weeks.

Grades: 1 - 12
Length: Single week or multi-week series
Group size and topics: Flexible

Some popular topics include:

Forensic Science

Crack a case with the same techniques real forensic scientists use, such as checking for fingerprints, comparing fibers, DNA analysis, the science of ballistics, and more.

Growing Into Science

Learn about a multitude of STEM career opportunities, and see how science fits into your future! We provide opportunities for exciting science learning using experiential, hands-on models that cannot always be replicated in the traditional school environment.