The Science of Emotions STEM Class

by  Long Island Science Center

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Where do emotions come from? Students will explore the science of emotions, where they come from and some ways to cope with and relieve stress. Participants will make a sensory object. The materials for the project will be mailed to you based on the number of students indicated in your reservation. All classes can be conducted in both English and Spanish.

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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. An amended version of this program without the in-class project is available for $150 per 30-45 minute session. 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) Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8Public Library: Library Patrons

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Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines

Health/Physical Education, 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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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.

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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.

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Program Details


1. The educator will engage the students in a discussion of the 6 categories of emotions.
2. The educator will talk with the students about some of the things that can trigger those emotions, why, and ways we all use to try and manage those emotions.
3. Next, the educator will review the parts of the brain and how they relate to emotion. an image of what each emotion looks like activate in the brain will be showed.
4. The educator will discuss some ways of handling difficult emotions that can be overwhelming. They will then walk the students through a sensory object project.
5. If time allows, we will take questions.


- explore the different types of emotions human beings experience
- discuss methods of physical reactions to those emotions
- list the three areas of the brain and identify which is related to emotion
- develop on understanding of how emotions are part of the physical structure of our brains
- engage in a discussion of helpful coping techniques to deal with difficult emotions

Standards Alignment

National Standards

LS1A 3-5 -- Structure and function
LS1D 3-5 -- Information Processing
LS1D 6-8 -- Information Processing

State Standards

New York State
NGSS Learning Standards