Thanks to a generous grant from Con Edison for a sixth year, the Museum is able to provide free virtual STEM programs to NYC middle school students during the 2020-2021 school year.
What is Taxonomy and how do scientists use it to understand relationships between organisms and their resources. The ability to classify and identify individual species is key to understanding the energy flow in an ecosystem. By creating a dichotomous key, learn to identify organisms in this hands-on investigation of species.
Extinction: Then and Now
From dinosaurs, trilobites and mastodons to passenger pigeons, coral and horseshoe crabs, learn about what causes extinction and what can we do to help animals that are endangered and threatened. Explore how evolution might save a species and design a new animal with adaptations made in response to environmental changes.
In this hands-on investigation, students will explore a variety of rock and mineral specimens as they observe, describe, compare, and classify based on physical properties. Students will utilize the Mohs Hardness Scale while discovering local geology. Students will have hands-on access to definitive specimens of sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous rock from the Museum’s collection.
Have you ever watched a pinwheel spinning in the wind? The stronger the force and speed of the wind the faster the pinwheel turns. Weather forecasters use a similar instrument known as the cup anemometer to measure the speed of the wind. The anemometer is one of the instruments included in a weather station. Students will explore and learn about weather-related themes then make their own anemometer.
Please contact the Susan Hogan for more information or to book a class at 718.727.1135.