Engineering Lab STEM Class

by  Long Island Science Center

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Students have the opportunity to brainstorm to design, build, and test their own creation in our engineering lab programs.  Imagination and experimentation come alive. Choose your engineering theme and all of the necessary materials will be mailed to you. All classes can be conducted in both English and Spanish. 

Available themes:


Simple Shapes and Structures - Explore the strength of different structures through construction of different models.

Simple Machines: Engineering  in Action - Using age appropriate materials, students will build various simple machines.   

ENGINEERS LAB: 3-5 and Middle School 

Action Contraptions - Make an easy task very complicated by building a Rube Goldberg machine.  

Catapults - The power of the lever comes to life when participants build a fully operational catapult and, of course, test it out.

Bridge Building - Design, construct, and test your very own bridge.

Balloon Powered Vehicles - Using the concept of Newton’s 2nd Law of Motion, participants design, hypothesize, build and test their vehicle. 

Hover Crafts - The future is here! Engineer a vehicle that floats on air.

Aerospace Engineering - Learn how airplanes fly and apply concepts of gravity, lift, and air pressure to build and fly your own airplane.

Simple Machines: Levers, pulleys ,and simple machines come to life when students build them.

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About This Program


Point to Point: $225.00

This program includes a mailed project materials kit, please allow time for standard mail delivery. Additional session booked for the same calendar day are discounted to $195. Any booking of the program for the 2020-2021 school year done before September 30, 2020 will receive a 10% discount.


45-60 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8Public Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines

Problem Solving, Sciences

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)
ZoomWe can use the organizations platform of choice

Booking Information

Programs are available from 8am-7pm EST

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For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

If your plans change, please let us know as soon as possible. Cancellations made less than 4 weeks out from your reserved date will be subject to a 10% cancellation fee. Cancellations made less than 2 weeks out are subject to a 25% cancellation fee. Date rescheduling may be done up to 2 weeks before your reserved date. Rescheduling done less than 2 weeks before your date will be subject to a 10% rescheduling fee.

About This Provider

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Long Island Science Center

Riverhead, NY
United States

Today's students - tomorrow's innovators! The Long Island Science Center is a 501(c)3 STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics)  Learning Museum with a mission to prepare young people for the challenges of a 21st century economy built on advanced technology and innovation. We have provided STEAM based programs to students in schools and libraries in the New York Area since 1995. Our programs have been delivered to more than 350,000 students.

We ignite curiosity, fuel creativity and unlock the passion for problem-solving and discovery with hands-on STEAM curricula, programs, and interactive experiences designed to cultivate future leaders and engaged citizens.

Education Department

Program Details


1. These programs begin with an explanation of the Engineering Design Process.
2. We then discuss the specifics of the theme and engage students in a conversation about the theme.
3. Some themes have videos that are included, if not then we would go straight to brainstorming and drafting their project.
4. The instructor leads the class through the steps of building their project.
5. If time allows, we take questions


Students will:
- explore the engineering design process
- participate in an engineer design experience by constructing one of the items chosen from the theme list
- test their project out to see if they have achieved the desired result and discuss those results
- modify their designs to see how changes affect the final project
- learn about forces that will affect their design

Standards Alignment

National Standards

ETS1A 3-5 -- Defining and Delimiting and Engineering Problem
ETS1A 6-8 -- Defining and Delimiting and Engineering Problem
ETS1A K-2 -- Defining and Delimiting and Engineering Problem
ETS1B 3-5 -- Developing Possible Solutions
ETS1B 6-8 -- Developing Possible Solutions
ETS1B K-2 -- Developing Possible Solutions
ETS1C 3-5 -- Optimizing the Design Solution
ETS1C 6-8 -- Optimizing the Design Solution
ETS1C K-2 -- Optimizing the Design Solution

State Standards

New York State
NGSS Learning Standards
3-5 ETS1-2
3-5 ETS1-3