Students explore the forces that have shaped Rochester in this exhibit that engages the mind and body. Students will be able to: pilot a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) underwater, see stratigraphy as they climb across the Genesee River Gorge climbing wall, take a simulated voyage in Lake Ontario, feel the mechanical advantage of pulleys, and shape landscapes at the giant stream table.

Subjects: Engineering & Design, Earth Systems, Physical Sciences
Program Type: Permanent Exhibition
Supporting Curriculum Materials:

Pathway: Air, Water & Land Pathway: Rochester's Historic Waterways Pathway: Forces

Where is it?

Museum & Science Center

When is it?

Days Available: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Earliest Start Time: 9am

Who Should Attend?

Grades: Pre K, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

How Much Does It Cost?

Cost: Permanent galleries are included (availability varies) with Museum Group Admission: $7 per person; 1 free adult with every 5 students; RMSC Member adults free

How To Book?

Call: 585.697.1942

Need More Information?

Name: Calvin Uzelmeier

Other Information

  • Pre-K
    • Physical Sciences: PS2.C, PS2.A
    • Earth and Space Sciences: ESS2.D
  • Kindergarten
    • Engineering and Design: ETS1-3, ETS1.C
    • Forces and Interactions: Pushes and Pulls: PS3.C, PS2.A
    • Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems: Animals, Plants, and Their Environment: ESS3.C
    • Weather and Climate: ESS2.D
  • 1st Grade
    • Engineering and Design: ETS1-3, ETS1.C
    • Waves: Light and Sound: PS4.A
  • 2nd Grade
    • Earth’s Systems: Processes that Shape the Earth: ESS2-3, ESS2.C, ESS2-2, ESS2.B, ESS2.A, ESS1.C
  • 3rd Grade
    • Forces and Interactions: PS2.A
    • Engineering and Design: ETS1.C
  • 4th Grade
    • Earth Systems: Processes that Shape the Earth: ESS2-1, ESS1-1, ESS2.A, ESS1.C
    • Engineering & Design: ETS1.C
  • 5th Grade
    • Engineering & Design: ETS1.C
    • Earth’s Systems: ESS3.C
  • 6th Grade - 8th Grade
    • History of Earth: ESS3.S
    • Earth’s Systems: ESS2.C
  • 9th Grade - 12th Grade
    • Human Sustainability: ESS3.C

NGSS Keywords: Engineering & Design, Earth Systems, Physical Sciences, Forces, Weather & Climate

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