How Things Work

How Things Work

Explore the mechanisms behind everyday objects and machines. Concepts include simple and complex machines, sound, electricity and magnetism.

Subjects: Engineering & Design, Physical Sciences
Program Type: Permanent Exhibition
Supporting Curriculum Materials: Pathway: How A Car Works Pathway: How Things Work at Home Pathway: How Things Work in Rochester 

Where is it?

Museum & Science Center

When is it?

Days Available: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Earliest Start Time: 9am

Who Should Attend?

Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

How Much Does It Cost?

Cost: Permanent galleries are included (availability varies) with Museum Group Admission: $7 per person; 1 free adult with every 5 students; RMSC Member adults free

How To Book?

Call: 585.697.1942

Need More Information?

Name: Member & Visitor Services
Phone: 585.697.1942

Other Information

  • Pre-K
    • Physical Sciences: PS4.A
  • Kindergarten
    • Engineering and Design: ETS1-3, ETS1.C
    • Forces and Interactions: Pushes and Pulls: PS2.B
  • 1st Grade
    • Engineering and Design: ETS1-3, ETS1.C
    • Waves: Light and Sound: PS4.A
  • 2nd Grade
    • Engineering and Design: ETS1-3, ETS1.C
    • Structure and Properties of Matter: PS1-3, PS1.A, PS1-2
  • 3rd Grade
    • Forces and Interactions: PS2-3, PS2.B, PS2-2, PS2.A
    • Engineering & Design: ETS1-2, ETS1.A, ETS1.C
  • 4th Grade
    • Energy: PS3.A, PS3.B
    • Engineering and Design: ETS1-2, ETS1.A, ETS1.C
  • 5th Grade
    • Engineering & Design: ETS11-2, ETS1.A, ETS1.C
  • 6th Grade - 8th Grade
    • Energy: PS3-6, PS3.B
    • Forces: PS2-3, PS2.A, PS2.B
    • Engineering & Design: ETS1-2, TES1.B, ETS1.C
    • Waves: PS4.A
  • 9th Grade - 12th Grade
    • Energy: PS3.B, PS3.A
    • Engineering & Design: ETS1.C

NGSS Keywords: Physical Sciences, Waves, Engineering & Design, Forces, Energy

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