for Educators

Our Changing Earth

Grades 6-12 | Take a closer look at how scientists determine the health of our planet.

  • Museum & Science Center
  • Science on a Sphere
  • 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade
  • Earth Science

Science On a Sphere experience

Immerse your students into an engaging experience utilizing 3-D data visualization on the Science on a Sphere Theater’s 5-foot sphere.  Take a closer look at key data that scientists use to determine the health of our planet. Examine global temperatures, atmospheric CO2, sea ice concentrations, and sea level rise to evaluate the impact of climate change on Earth’s systems.

In-person capacity may be limited in compliance with public health guidelines in effect on the day of your visit.

 

NYS Standards:
  • MS-ESS2-6 Develop and use a model to describe how unequal heating and rotation of Earth cause patterns of atmospheric and oceanic circulation that determine regional climates.
  • MS-ESS3-5 Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century.
  • HS-ESS3-5 Analyze geoscience data and the results from global climate models to make an evidence based forecast of the current rate of global or regional climate change and the associated future impacts to Earth systems.

How To Book

  • Call: 585.697.1942

  • Reservation Lead Time: At least 3 weeks

Need More Information?

  • Contact: Guest Services
  • Phone: 585.697.1942


When Is It?

  • Days Available: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Start Date: 09/07/2022
  • End Date: 06/22/2023
  • Program Length: 50 min.
  • Earliest Start Time: 10am

Who Should Attend?

  • Grades: 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade
  • Minimum Attendance: 8
  • Maximum Attendance: 30

How Much Does It Cost?

  • $10 per person; PLUS: $5 Additional per person charge; 1 free adult with every 5 students; RMSC Member Adults free

    In-Person Lunch Fee: $30 per classroom needed, students required to bring bag lunch or pre-purchase café lunches at $7/person
  • Minimum Student Charge: 15 students