How Things Work

How Things Work

Explore the mechanisms behind everyday objects and machines. Concepts include simple and complex machines, sound, electricity and magnetism.

Please note that the location of this exhibit varies. When making your reservation, please confirm with an RMSC team member that it is currently available to view.

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

Pathway: How A Car Works Pathway: How Things Work at Home Pathway: How Things Work in Rochester 

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: 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: Member & Visitor Services
Phone: 585.697.1942

Other Information

  • Pre-K
    • Physical Sciences: PS4.A
  • Kindergarten
    • Engineering and Design: ETS1-3, ETS1.C
    • Forces and Interactions: Pushes and Pulls: PS2.B
  • 1st Grade
    • Engineering and Design: ETS1-3, ETS1.C
    • Waves: Light and Sound: PS4.A
  • 2nd Grade
    • Engineering and Design: ETS1-3, ETS1.C
    • Structure and Properties of Matter: PS1-3, PS1.A, PS1-2
  • 3rd Grade
    • Forces and Interactions: PS2-3, PS2.B, PS2-2, PS2.A
    • Engineering & Design: ETS1-2, ETS1.A, ETS1.C
  • 4th Grade
    • Energy: PS3.A, PS3.B
    • Engineering and Design: ETS1-2, ETS1.A, ETS1.C
  • 5th Grade
    • Engineering & Design: ETS11-2, ETS1.A, ETS1.C
  • 6th Grade - 8th Grade
    • Energy: PS3-6, PS3.B
    • Forces: PS2-3, PS2.A, PS2.B
    • Engineering & Design: ETS1-2, TES1.B, ETS1.C
    • Waves: PS4.A
  • 9th Grade - 12th Grade
    • Energy: PS3.B, PS3.A
    • Engineering & Design: ETS1.C

NGSS Keywords: Physical Sciences, Waves, Engineering & Design, Forces, Energy

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