for Educators

Predicting Weather

Grades 3-8 | Discover the complex interactions and movement of air masses on our 5 ft. interactive globe.

  • Museum & Science Center
  • Science on a Sphere
  • 3rd Grade, 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. Discover the complex interactions and movement of air masses on our interactive globe. Students will collect real-time data on temperature, clouds, pressure, precipitation, and wind to make a weather prediction.

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

NYS Standards:
  • 3-ESS2-1.  Represent data in tables and graphical displays to describe typical weather conditions expected during a particular season. 
  •  3-ESS2-3.  Plan and conduct an investigation to determine the connections between weather and water processes in Earth systems. 
  • 4-ESS2-2. Analyze and interpret data from maps to describe patterns of Earth’s features.
  • 5-ESS2-1. Develop a model using an example to describe ways the geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and/or atmosphere interact.
  •  MS-ESS2-4.  Develop a model to describe the cycling of water through Earth’s systems driven by energy from the Sun and the force of gravity.
  •  MS-ESS2-5.  Collect data to provide evidence for how the motions and complex interactions of air masses results in changes in weather conditions. 

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: 3rd Grade, 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