for Educators

Stormy Science

Grades K-3 | Button up your raincoats and get ready to chase some storms!

  • Museum & Science Center, Virtual
  • Inquiry Room Investigation, Virtual Experiences
  • Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade
  • Earth Science, Space Science

Inquiry Room Investigation OR Virtual Experience

Button up your raincoats and get ready to chase some storms! Become a water molecule and evaporate, condense, and freeze your way through the water cycle. Soar through the air on a convection current and get zapped as you learn how static electricity moves through the atmosphere to create lightning and thunder. Observe how energy moves through the oceans to give rise to tsunamis and how hurricanes and tornadoes are born!

For digital programs, our educators will work with your classroom to determine which platform works best to facilitate this experience.

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

NYS Standards:
  • K-ESS2-1. Use and share observations of local weather conditions to describe patterns over time.
  • K-ESS3-2. Ask questions to obtain information about the purpose of weather forecasting to prepare for, and respond to, severe weather.
  • 2-ESS2-3 Obtain information to identify where water is found on Earth and that it can be a solid or a liquid
  • 3-ESS3-1. Make a claim about the merit of a design solution that reduces the impacts of a weather-related hazard.
  • 3-ESS2-3 Plan and conduct an investigation to determine the connections between weather and water processes in 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: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade
  • Minimum Attendance: 8
  • Maximum Attendance: 30

How Much Does It Cost?

  • In-Person: $10 per person; PLUS: $5 Additional per person program 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/
  • Minimum Student Charge: 15 students for in-person program