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 sales@lsc.org, or fill out our info form.

Grades Pre-K – 2

Pollinators: Honey Bees

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 upon 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): Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics: 2-LS2-2

3D Design

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): Engineering Design: K-2-ETS1-2


Grades 3 – 5

Animal Adaptations

Animals from our collection illustrate that in a particular habitat, some organisms can survive well, some struggle to survive, and some cannot survive at all. Patterns of interactions among organisms can be predicted. NJSLS (Science): Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems 3-LS4-3

Glowing Rocks

Have you ever looked at rocks—really looked at them under different types of light sources? Take a look at rocks in a whole new way and make your own extraordinary rock. NJSLS (Science): Structure and Properties: 5-PS1-3

Ants: The Original Farmers

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 their proficiency in organizing matter in the environment. NJSLS (Science): Matter and Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems: 5-LS2-1

Chemistry of Candy

Learn the differences between chemical and physical changes, then separate materials based on their properties and learn about the roles of reactants and products. NJSLS (Science): Structure and Property of Matter: 5-PS1-4

Geometry in Nature

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 find you can’t do without! NJSLS (Science): Structure and Properties of Matter: 5-PS1-3

The Power of Air!

Is the glass half empty, or half full? Scientifically speaking, the glass is always full—of matter. A gas is one of the four fundamental states of matter. Explore the properties of gases. NJSLS (Science): Structure and Property of Matter: 5-PS1-1


Grades 6 – 8

Forensic Science: Gotham Detective Kit

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): Matter and Its Interactions: MS-PS1-3, Structure and Function: HS-LS1-3

Plants

These amazing organisms do such much for the environment. But how? In this program, construct a model to support the argument that plants get the materials they need for growth chiefly from air and water. The role of photosynthesis is also explored. NJSLS (Science): MS-LS1-6, HS-LS1-5

Power of Frankenstein

Is it possible to use electricity to bring someone back from the dead? We will investigate the true events that inspired the legend of Frankenstein and explore how electricity and our biology are linked. NJSLS (Science): MS-LS1-8

Pump It Up

Get up and get active! Understand the value of nutrition and heart health. Navigate the circulatory system from the point of view of a red blood cell. NJSLS (Science): MS-LS1-2

Chemistry: Decompisition

Substances react chemically in characteristic ways. In a chemical process, the atoms that make up the original substances are regrouped into different molecules, and these new substances have different properties from those of the reactants. NJSLS (Science): Chemical Reactions: MS-PS1-2

Renewable Energy

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): Energy: MS-PS3-4


Grades 9 – 12

Forensic Science: Gotham Detective Kit

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): Structure and Function: HS-LS1-3