Live From Surgery: Neurosurgery

by  Liberty Science Center

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Watch as delicate neurosurgery is performed to extract tumors from the brain or pituitary glands, repair spinal column damage, implant brain pacemakers to provide deep electrical stimulation to Parkinson’s patients, or deflate dangerously ballooning aneurysms. Some operations even include removing the top of the skull, fully exposing the cranium.

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About This Program


Point to Point: $500.00

This program is priced at a fee of $500 for a class of 28 students or can be priced for individually at $18.50 per person participating.


2.5 hrs

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners, Homeschool/Family

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines

Career Education, Health/Physical Education, Literacy, Mathematics, Problem Solving, Sciences, STEM, Technology/Information Science Cross Curriculum

Program Delivery Mode


See teacher's packet for more information.

Booking Information

Sorry, this program is not currently available. To inquire about future availability, please contact Liberty Science Center

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Please contact Mary McDonald at 201-253-1214 or vcbookings@lsc.org for any cancellations or rescheduling.

About This Provider

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Liberty Science Center

Jersey City, NJ
United States

Liberty Science Center's mission is to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers and excite learners of all ages about the power, promise, and pure fun of science and technology.

LSC is a 300,000-square-foot learning center located in Liberty State Park on the Jersey City bank of the Hudson near the Statue of Liberty. The age-appropriate, curriculum-linked STEM programs in our portfolio are designed for each grade level from preschool through post-college, including pupils with special needs. All of our programs are aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)—known in New Jersey as NJSLS (Science)—to help identify those that best meet your curriculum goals.

Mary McDonald

Program Details


1. The Zoom room will open for groups to log on.
2. Liberty Science Center Facilitator will welcome students to the program and discuss rules of the program.
3. Liberty Science Center Facilitator prepares students by explaining the case they will be observing.
4. Overview of the Anatomy and physiology of the nervous system will take place before going live to surgery.
5. Surgery begins.

PLEASE NOTE: Should the patient become too ill for the surgical procedure (this can occur) the surgeon will speak to the students while a previously recorded surgery is played.


The participants will:
- explore the roles of medical staff
- discuss careers in medicine
- discuss anatomy and physiology of an organ

Standards Alignment

National Standards

LS1A 9-12 -- Structure and function
LS1B 6-8 -- Growth and development of organisms
PS1A 6-8 -- Sturcture and Propertiesof matter

State Standards

Alignment to NJSLS - Science
MS-PS1-3 Gather and make sense of information to describe that synthetic materials come from natural resources and impact society.

MS-LS1-5 Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms

HS-LS1-2 Develop and use a model to illustrate the hierarchical organization of interacting
systems that provide specific functions within multicellular organisms.

HS-LS1-3 Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that feedback mechanisms maintain homeostasis.

Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts
WHST.6-8.1 Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content.

WHST.6-8.2 Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/experiments, or technical processes

WHST.9-12.7 Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer
a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.