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What’s in the Water?

Grades 1-6 | What’s in your water? In this program, students will learn real strategies and tools used by scientists to protect our planet’s water

  • Museum & Science Center
  • Inquiry Room Investigation
  • 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade
  • Life Science, Earth Science
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Hands-on in the RMSC Carlson Inquiry Room

What’s in your water? In this program, students will learn real strategies and tools used by scientists to protect our planet’s water, and the creatures that live in it from many types of pollution. Roll out an oil boom and send out some sorbents as you clean up an oil spill, use different solvents and techniques to rescue animals from polluted waters, and explore the challenges and possibilities of plastic pollution retrieval with density-based models. Learn how you can be a part of local and global efforts to clean up our waterways, from reducing your pollution footprint to advocating for your community’s right to clean water! 

NYS Standards:

NYS Learning Standards met by this program:

  • K-ESS3-3. Communicate solutions that will reduce the impact of humans on living organisms and nonliving things in the local environment. 
  • 2-PS1-2. Analyze data obtained from testing different materials to determine which materials have the properties that are best suited for an intended purpose.
  • 3-LS4-4. Make a claim about the merit of a solution to a problem caused when the environment changes and the types of plants and animals that live there may change.
  • 3-LS4-3. Construct an argument with evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all. 
  • 5-ESS3-1. Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect Earth’s resources and environment.
  • MS-ESS3-4. Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth’s systems.

How To Book

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    When Is It?

    • Days Available: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    • Start Date: 09/20/2023
    • End Date: 06/24/2024
    • Program Length: 50 minutes
    • Earliest Start Time: 10am

    Who Should Attend?

    • Grades: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade
    • Minimum Attendance: 8
    • Maximum Attendance: 25

    How Much Does It Cost?

    • Museum Group Admission: $10 per person; PLUS: $6 additional per person program charge; 1 free adult with every 5 students; RMSC Member Adults free