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Matter Mystery Squad

from Roper Mountain

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Roper Mountain’s Matter Mystery Squad has been
tasked with solving the mystery of the unknown animal. Participants will begin
with a sorting activity introduction with their own objects and then will apply
the same principles to animals that call Roper Mountain Science Center home in
an attempt to solve a mystery. 

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About This Program


Point to Point: $50.00
Point to Point Premium: $50.00
By Request: $50.00
By Request Premium: $50.00

The following fee structure is used:
Greenville County - FREE
South Carolina - $25 per session; buy four, get the fifth FREE (All five programs must be booked at the same time to qualify)
Out-of-State - $50 per session; buy four, get the fifth FREE (All five programs must be booked at the same time to qualify)

Invoices are sent by email, and payment is due within 30 days of your session.


30 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2Public Library: Library Patrons

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Primary Disciplines


Program Delivery Mode

ZoomGoogle Meet

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

-We will not charge for programs canceled due to nature i.e. snow days. The full fee will be charged to sites that cancel with less than 48 hours notice unless the program is rescheduled immediately.

About This Provider

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Roper Mountain

Greenville, SC
United States

Our Mission is to educate and inspire learners of all ages to explore and investigate the world of science and technology. Our philosophy is that learning should be enjoyable as well as challenging.
We strive to ensure your learning experiences with Roper Mountain Science Center are interdisciplinary--incorporating, science, technology, mathematics, social studies, and language arts.

Jasmine Poor

Program Details


1. Students begin with an introductory sort activity
2. Student mystery animal clues
3. Visit with a scientist showcasing animals
4. Clue analysis
5. Students determine mystery animal
6. Time for questions


Students will:
• Identify properties of objects and sort them based on observable characteristics.
• Analyze and interpret data to classify physical properties.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Next Generation Science Standards:
2-PS1-1 Matter and Its Interactions
Plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties.

State Standards

South Carolina Standards Covered:
K.P.4A.1 Analyze and interpret data to compare the qualitative properties of objects (such as size, shape, color, texture, weight, flexibility, attraction to magnets, or ability to sink or float) and classify objects based on similar properties.
K.S.1A.1 Ask and answer questions about the natural world using explorations, observations, or structured investigations.
K.S.1A.4: Analyze and interpret data from observations, measurements, or investigations to understand patterns and meanings.
K.S.1A.7 Construct scientific arguments to support explanations using evidence from observations or data collected.