Lunar Explorer STEM Class

by  Long Island Science Center

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Students recreate and explore the phases of the moon and make their own chart from new moon to full moon. Students will learn interesting facts about the moon, its surface, and its relationship with the earth. Younger students can recreate the moon phases with creme filled sandwich cookie in addition to their moon chart.  All classes can be conducted in both English and Spanish.

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About This Program


Point to Point: $150.00

Additional session booked for the same calendar day are discounted to $125. 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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Primary Disciplines


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 about the moon and what they know.
2. Next, they will tell the students some facts about the moon and engage them to try and see if they can answer with their knowledge.
3. The educator will them use a moon teaching tool to show and explain the different phases of the moon that are visible from here on earth.
4. The educator will lead the students through the moon chart project.
5. If time allows, we will take questions.


Students will:
- engage in a discussion about known moon facts
- explore the different phases of the moon and what causes them
- understand how to identify each phase and use their moon chart

Standards Alignment

National Standards

ESS1A 3-5 -- The universe and its stars
ESS1A 6-8 -- The universe and its stars
ESS1A K-2 -- The univese and its stars
ESS1B 3-5 -- Earth and the solar system
ESS1B 6-8 -- Earth and the solar system
ESS1B K-2 -- Earth and the solar system

State Standards

New York State
NGSS Learning Standards