for Educators

Plates in Motion

Grades 4-8 | Examine earthquakes, volcanoes and seafloor structures to evaluate the theory of past plate motions.

  • Museum & Science Center
  • Science on a Sphere
  • 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th 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. Explore earthquakes, volcanoes and sea-floor structures to evaluate the theory of past plate motions.

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

 

NYS Standards:
  • 4-ESS2-2. Analyze and interpret data from maps to describe patterns of Earth’s features.
  • MS-ESS2-2. Construct an explanation based on evidence for how geoscience processes have changed Earth’s surface at varying temporal and spatial scales.
  • MS-ESS2-3. Analyze and interpret data on the distribution of fossils and rocks, continental shapes, and seafloor structures to provide evidence of the past plate motions.

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: 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th 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