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Long Island Science Center

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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.

 

Programs by Long Island Science Center

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Bats - Echolocation STEM Class

Are bats blind? Enter the world of this unique nocturnal mammal. This program includes a slide presentation along with discussion of echolocation and the bat's special function in our ecosystem. Learn how bats locate their food using echolocation...

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Be a Microbiologist STEM Class

Bacteria, viruses everywhere! Why do some of them make us sick? Learn how easily germs are spread. Follow the path of germs using Glogerm and black lights. Fight the spread of germs by learning bacteria elimination techniques. A unique experience! 

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Botany - Leaves and Seeds STEM Class

What’s so special about plants? Through hands-on exploration, students learn about plant and seed structure. Topics discussed include seed dispersal, germination, and photosynthesis. Students take home a germination project to nurture and record...

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Crime Investigators STEM Class - Choose from 2 Themes

Choose either Crime Lab or Crime Scene Investigators.  Crime Lab concentrates on methods forensic scientists use to identify suspects including fingerprint analysis, chromatography, and footprint identification.  Crime Scene Investigators...

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Ecosystems (Choose Rainforest, River, or Forest) STEM Class

Ecosystems – Choose 1: Rainforest Ecosystems is a journey through a tropical rainforest ecosystem and exploring its effect on the world. In River Ecosystems, students assess water quality and discuss the negative effect of various environmental...

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Electricity and Magnetism STEM Class

Electricity comes alive in demonstrations using a Van de Graaff generator and Tesla coil. Students discover the basics of electricity and magnetism through experiments. Concepts are reinforced as students make an electrical circuit project.

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Engineering Lab STEM CLass

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...

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Entomology - The World of Insects STEM Class

Students examine the world of insects, including life cycles, form and function with models, specimens and living creatures. Each child receives a preserved cricket to examine (live cricket option is available for an additional fee) and will build...

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Forensic Anthropology STEM Class

Students view and compare a variety of real animal bones. Using clues the bones reveal, students learn how to determine what types of animals they came from. Includes a review of the human skeletal system and how skeletons are framework of function.

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Forensic Archeology STEM Class

How much do your bones reveal about you? Students become Forensic Specialists in this challenging program. Using real human bones, students are briefed about their mysterious discovery and challenged to examine the bones for clues. Students learn...

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From Mind to Design - Introduction to 3D Printing STEAM Class

Dream it, build it, print it!  The world of 3D printing has endless possibilities.  Students will learn the basics of how to use a 3D design program and how a 3D printer works. 

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Gravity and Balance STEM Class

Center of Gravity and Center of Balance are tested using ramps, feathers, and your own body. Learn about Newton’s and Galileo’s theories. Watch the instructor defy gravity by balancing 9 nails on 1. Students construct their own balancing...

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Lunar Explorer STEM Class

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.

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Meteorology - Storm Watch STEM Class

Students explore the adventures of weather by viewing weather instruments. Learn how clouds form and the weather they predict, watch a tornado spin, and make a homemade anemometer. Grade 4 and up track a hurricane, plotting latitude and longitude,...

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Optical Conclusions - Inside the Mind's Eye STEM Class

Students learn how our eyes perceive light. Experiments show how light can be reflected, refracted and filtered through lenses, prisms, and spectrometers. Students make a thaumatrope or a kaleidoscope to take home.

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Paleontology - Dinosaurs STEM Program

How big were dinosaurs? Did dinosaurs care for their young? Students interpret data and formulate hypotheses as they view fossil examples shown by our live instructor and compare dinosaur nest eggs, teeth, gait, and footprints.  The program also...

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Physics of Toys STEM Class

Experience physics in action through hands-on activities and demonstrations using toys. Students experiment with the forces of gravity and inertia by observing and manipulating materials, forming and testing their hypotheses. An understanding of...

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Rock Cycle Geology STEM Class

Students explore the amazing geological phenomena of the rock cycle. Participants hypothesize and view experiments examining the effects of erosion and weather and then make their own mini volcano. The role of earthquakes and plate tectonics in...

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States of Matter - Chemistry Concoctions STEM Class

Explore the states of matter in a creative lab setting. Presentation allows students to differentiate between solids, liquids and gases. Students make polymer “Phlubber”. Experimentation culminates in the production of a particularly tasty...

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The Science of Emotions STEM Class

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. 

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More About This Provider

Type of Organization

Science Center/Zoo

Contact

Education Department   booking@sciencecenterli.org
40 Peconic Avenue
Riverhead NY 11901
6312088000
United States

www.sciencecenterli.org

Primary Disciplines

The programs of Long Island Science Center cover:

Sciences
Technology/Information Science
Gifted & Talented

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