Liberty Science Center

a CILC Content Provider

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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.

2021-2022

Honorable Mention

2018-2019

2012-2013

Honorable Mention

 

Programs by Liberty Science Center

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Coding Virtual Rovers

This is a 45-minute videoconference that will require students to have access to their own computer/tablet. Using a user-friendly, web-based computer science coding program, create a code to navigate a virtual rover through a maze.

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Design Thinking with Tinkercad

This is a videoconference that will require students to have access to their own computer/tablet. Engage in the online digital creation of 3D models and learn how to create pieces designed for a community with needs.

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Digital Art Studio

Explore color theory, lighting, and animation to create digital art or animation. This intuitive STEAM toolset is limited only by your imagination. 

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Disease Transmission

We are influenced every day by the microbes around us, especially viruses. Take on the role of epidemiologists and use online simulations to investigate the growth and transmission of viruses.

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Forensic Science Kit: Gotham Detective

Conduct an investigation and analyze evidence to build a case against one of the city's notorious criminal masterminds.

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Intro to 3D Design with Tinkercad

This session is an introductory program where students will learn the basics of 3D design using the open-source software Tinkercad. Students will design a custom desk nameplate to help create a sense of ownership and stewardship.

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Intro to Game Design

This is a videoconference that will require students to have access to their own computers. Design custom characters, animations, and behaviors for video games using Scratch.

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Live From PLUS: Microbes Rule! Exhibition Tour

Take a virtual tour of one of Liberty Science Center's exhibitions! In Microbes Rule!, explore how the overwhelming majority of microbes are beneficial to us and essential to our survival.

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Live From Surgery PLUS: Bacteria Detective

This program includes a kit and a 60-minute videoconference. Learn to distinguish groups of bacteria using digital materials to simulate gram-staining techniques and identify specimens.

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Live From Surgery: Kidney Transplant

Students can watch Dr. Stuart Geffner perform live kidney transplants while he provides information about treatment options, transplantation, finding a donor, and maintaining a healthy organ after transplant.

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Live From Surgery: Neurosurgery

Learn about delicate neurosurgery performed to extract tumors from the brain or spinal column or repairing spinal column damage from the surgical team at Overlook Hospital in Summit, NJ.

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Live From Surgery: Robotic Surgery

Students can see a live robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery performed by Dr. Michael Stifelman and his team. Robotic surgery allow surgeons to offer more patients the benefits of performing complex surgeries with fewer incisions.

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Makerlab PLUS: SURE House Exhibition Tour

Take a virtual tour of one of Liberty Science Center's exhibitions! In the SURE House, explore how it's design uses 90% less energy than a traditional home and becomes a hub for emergency power to other buildings in the aftermath of a storm.

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Meet The Surgeon Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Interact with pediatric orthopedist, Dr. Samara Friedman, MD, as she describes her experiences in the surgical room. Hear about adolescent bone, joint, and muscle conditions and particular surgeries they performed.

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Meet the Surgeon: Heart Transplant

Interact with heart transplant surgeon, Dr. Margarita Camacho, MD, as she shares real-life experiences from the operating room. Hear about heart transplants and assist device surgeries that save thousands of people a year.

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Meet the Surgeon: Neonatal Surgery

Interact with neonatal surgeon, Dr. Yi-horng Lee, MD, as he discusses pre-recorded surgeries on Gastric Tube placement. Hear about how surgery on a child differ from surgery on an adult, learn about caloric needs, and how the digestive system works.

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Mystery at The Hotel Philadelphia

Conduct an investigation, collect, and analyze evidence to identify a pathogen, and solve a deadly mystery outbreak based on a real-world disease outbreak.

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More About This Provider

Type of Organization

Science Center/Zoo

Contact

Mary McDonald   vcbookings@lsc.org
Liberty Science Center
Jersey City NJ 07305
2012531214
United States

https://lsc.org/education

Primary Disciplines

The programs of Liberty Science Center cover:

Career Education
Health/Physical Education
Literacy
Mathematics
Problem Based Learning Workshop
Problem Solving
Sciences
Special Needs
STEM
Title I
Cross Curriculum

Awards, Quotes, Testimonials

"The staff at LSC is extremely knowledgeable and our teachers are grateful for their expertise. The lessons they do with our children complement our curriculum and, of course, tie in with the New Jersey State Standards. What is also most impressive is how the LSC staff brings each topic to the exact grade level and learning styles of our students." 

                                                                     - Pat Ensslen, Technology Coordinator, Dr. William Mennies School, Vineland, NJ
 
"I wish to commend the Liberty Science Center's Distance Learning programs conducted via Video Teleconference. The programs are not only informative but they are skillfully presented and fun for our audiences." 
                                                                       - Kathleen Degyansky, Assistant Director, Queens Public Library