Programs at Your School and Local Community Locations

  • Schoolyard and Classroom-Based Programs

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    cider press Apple Cider Pressing
    (Grades K-2)

    Use a press to make cider from apples.

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    Monarch buterfly feeds on flowers to prepare for migrationButterflies
    (Grades 2-3)

    Learn about life cycles and unique adaptations

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    corn husk dolls Colonial Crafts
    (Grades 3-4)

    We bring everything you need to make candles, brooms, or corn husk dolls!

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    Studetns work together on activity known as monster feet Team building and Cooperative Games (Grades 3-8)

    Cooperative activities and games can be conducted in your gymnasium or on school grounds. Best format is a two to four hour session per group!

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    compasses help you find your wayCompass
    Skills
    (Grades 3-6)

    Follow a compass course in the schoolyard. This program is a great introduction to Orienteering

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    EarthBalloon Earth Balloon (K-12) This 19 " inflatable globe becomes an amazing tool for teaching geography concepts

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    Giant LI Map Giant Long Island Map ( K- 6) This giant floor map of Long Island engages students in exploring political maps, scale and LI landmarks.

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    oceanology Oceanology Have a notion to study the ocean? This program is for you! Student labs focus on density, ocean currents , salinity and more!

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    using a bowdrill

    Primitive Tech     (Grades 4-6)

    How did primitive people accomplish day to day tasks? Games and/or tools are used or created to demonstrate these concepts.

     

    Solid or Liquid? Primary properties of Matter
    (Grades 1-2)

    Use standard and non-standard measuring tools, observation, and problem solving skills to investigate the physical properties of matter (Oobleck!). Students create a visual means to interpret their data.

     

    magnet Properties of Matter
    (Grades 4-6)

    Magnetism, electricity, buoyancy, sorting, and measurement are the focus of these labs and provide practice skills used on the 4th grade science assessment.

     

    Reduce- Reuse-Recycle Reduce... Reuse... Recycle (Grades 4-6)

    When it comes to resources - recycle, reduce, reuse, and rethink. Make a compost, create a water filtering system, and make new paper from paper that has been recycled.

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    school yard transect

     School Population      Transect Study
    (Grades 3-6)

    Survey the plant and animal population along a transect line and make conclusions about environmental interaction.

     

    Bill Monahan provides auditorium lectures on a variety of topics
    “Science Guy  Bill"

     

    Our Caumsett site director, Bill Monahan is available for auditorium and classroom lectures on various topics - call for further information

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    Starlab dome Starlab This inflatable planetarium provides lost of opportunities to study the night sky

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    tinkering with technology Tinkering with Technology (Grades 5-7)

    Brainstorm and use creative designs to meet real needs and wants.

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    clouds Weather  Conditions
    (Grades 4-6)

    Conduct outdoor experiments and collect data related to daily, monthly and seasonal changes.

     
     

     

The EarthBalloon is a great way to learn about our planet.

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