Electronic Field Trips

Engaging students in high-quality science topics has never been so easy. Connect your classroom to exciting, interactive videoconferencing programs. These programs are typically 45 minutes long and taught by LSC STEM instructors using platforms such as FieldTrip Zoom or Google Hangouts. No permission slips required!

Certain technology must be in place and tested before each Electronic Field Trip. Review the videoconferencing requirements.

To make reservations, call us at 201.253.1310, email us at groups@lsc.org, or fill out our info form.

Grades Pre-K – 2

Pollinators: Honey Bees (45 minutes)

Have you thanked a bee today? Pollinators provide an essential service to the ecosystem. At least a third of the world’s agricultural crops depends 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. NJSLS (Science): 2-LS2-2

3D Design with Tinkercad (45 minutes)

Learn the basics of 3D design. Prerequisites: Each participant will need a computer, tablet, or iPad. Participants must download open-source software (Tinkercad). A document with directions on how to download Tinkercad will be provided. NJSLS (Science): K-2-ETS1-2; ISTE: 6B; NJCCCS: Technology 8.1.2.E.1


Grades 3 – 5

3D Design with Tinkercad (45 minutes

Learn the basics of 3D design in this course. Each student will need a computer and must download open-source software (Tinkercad). A document with directions on how to download Tinkercad will be provided. NJSLS (Science): 3-5-ETS1-2; NJCCCS: Technology: 8.1.5.A.1; ISTE 6b, c

Ants: The Original Farmers (45 minutes)

Get excited when the ants come marching one by one. Leaf-cutter ants will astonish you with their expertise in farming to support the survival of the group and with their proficiency in organizing matter in the environment. NJSLS (Science): 3-LS2-1, 4-LS1-1, 5-LS2-1

Chemistry of Candy (45 minutes)

Investigate chemistry with these sweet delights to explore chemical and physical changes, then separate materials based on their properties. NJSLS (Science): 5-PS1-3

Geometry in Nature (45 minutes)

Classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties. Show how an understanding of shapes helps us every day. Cut out a 2D shape and form it into a 3D shape you can’t do without! NJSLS (Math):.3.G.A.1; NJSLS (Math):.4.G.A.3; NJSLS (Math):.5.G.B.3


Grades 6 – 8

Renewable Energy (45 minutes)

While such nonrenewable energy sources as coal and oil dwindle, we need to look to other sources such as sun, wind, and water. Explore our Energy Quest gallery and experiment with a variety of renewable energy sources. NJSLS (Science): MS-PS3-4

3D Design with Tinkercad (45 minutes)

Learn about circuitry and how to code for Arduino. This microcontroller is great for beginners but flexible enough to provide additional challenges for more knowledgeable students. NJSLS : MS-ETS1-4; NJCCCS: Technology: 8.1.8.D.3, 8.2.8.E.1; ISTE 6b, c;

Arduino Circuits (60 minutes)

Learn about circuitry and how to code for Arduino. This microcontroller is great for beginners but flexible enough to provide additional challenges for more knowledgeable students. NJSLS (Science): MS-ETS1-2; NJCCCS:Technology: 8.2.8.E.1, 8.2.8.E.2; ISTE 1c,1d, 4a,4b, 4c, 4d, 5d, 6b, 7c 7d

Forensic Science: Gotham Detective Kit (60 minutes)

Conduct an investigation and analyze evidence to build a case against one of the city’s notorious criminal masterminds before it’s too late. This program includes a kit and a 45-to-60-minute videoconference. NJSLS (Science): MS-PS1-3, Structure and Function: HS-LS1-3

Mystery at the Hotel Philadelphia Kit (60 minutes)

Conduct an investigation, collect and analyze evidence to identify a pathogen, and solve this deadly mystery. This program includes a kit and a 60-minute videoconference. NJSLS: MS-PS1-3


Grades 9 – 12

Forensic Science: Gotham Detective Kit (60 minutes)

This program includes a kit and a 45-to60-minute videoconference. Conduct an investigation and analyze evidence to build a case against one of the city’s notorious criminal masterminds before it’s too late. NJSLS (Science): HS-LS1-3

Arduino Circuits (60 minutes)

Learn about circuitry and how to code for Arduino. This microcontroller is great for beginners but flexible enough to provide additional challenges for more knowledgeable students. NJSLS: HS-ETS1-2; NJCCCS:Technology: 8.2.12.E.3, 8.2.12.E.4; ISTE 1c, 1d, 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d, 5d, 6b, 7c 7d

Mystery at the Hotel Philadelphia (60 minutes)

This program includes a kit and a 60-minute videoconference. Conduct an investigation; collect and analyze evidence to identify a pathogen and solve this deadly mystery. NJSLS: HS-LS1-3