Physical Science Programs

All field trips are $165 per program unless otherwise
Key:       LE=Lower Elementary uE=Upper Elementary M/HS =Middle/High School

Aerodynamics

Discover properties of air and how planes fly. Experiments will investigate the properties of air, air pressure, Bernoulli’s principle, and lift/drag. uE

Buoyancy

Why do things float? Find out why as you experiment with principles of sinking and floating. Test what you learned by constructing a boat that can carry cargo. LE

Forces and Motion

Discover how Newton’s laws govern how things move. See the effects of drag, lift, gravity, kinetic energy, and potential energy while performing hands-on experiments. uE

Good Vibrations

Explore the world of sound. Through hands-on experiments and demonstrations, discover the variety of ways sound can be produced and how it travels through air and water. LE, uE

Light, Lenses, and Lasers

Learn how light bounces, bends, and disappears. Watch as you see colors and rainbows appear as you refract light and understand how color is seen. Discover how laser light can be manipulated with mirrors. uE

Measure Your Way  

Discover what temperature, volume, and length are. Learn to measure using a thermometer, graduated cylinder, and ruler all in metric units. Predict your answers before doing the actual measurements. LE, uE

Simple Machines

Learn how our lives are made easier by using levers, inclined planes, screws, pulleys, wheels, and wedges. Through experimentation and hands-on stations, examine how the force needed to do your work is decreased with a little help from simple machines. 1½ hour class uE

Bridging the Gap

Did you know that an ordinary piece of paper can turn into a bridge that can hold considerable weight? Find out how as you explore the world of bridges and columns. Compete with your classmates to create the strongest structure. uE

Bubble Physics

Through experiments, discover many fun facts about bubbles while learning the principles of surface tension, capillary action, and fluid dynamics. Try your hand at making a super bubble. uE

Electricity

Investigate the world of electricity by constructing different types of circuits. Use your own body as a conductor while learning about static electricity. This is sure to be a shockingly good time! LE, uE

Forensics

Learn about the science of crime scenes and how evidence can help solve a crime.   Collect evidence from a crime scene, perform chemical tests on blood samples and examine differences in fingerprints in order to find out who did it. uE

Kitchen Chemistry

See how ordinary items found in the kitchen can perform exciting chemical reactions. Discover the differences between an acid and a base using an indicator. By the end of class you will be able to cause a reaction that explodes! LE, uE

Magnets

Find out the big attraction with magnets as you discover the power within the magnetic field. Experiment with magnets of all sizes. Discover the biggest magnet of them all! LE

The Scientific Method  

The scientific method is another way of thinking. Using various steps, learn to formulate a hypothesis, test the results and come to a final conclusion. By the end of this program, solve the mystery of the mixed-up powders. uE

Slime, Goo & Ooze  

Learn the basics of mixing solutions and forming plastics. Students will explore the exciting world of chemistry. By the end of class, each student will have made blobs of goo and handfuls of slime they can take home. LE, uE

Registration Info


New! If you know which program you would like to schedule... 
submit a Field Trip Request
or Call / Email Dan:
(516) 627-9400
extension 12.
Dan@SMLI.org

Have questions about a program?
Call our teachers:
(516) 627-9400
extension 14.

Outreach
Can’t bring your group to us?
We’ll come to you! We can take one program to different classes at your location.

Outreach Pricing
Outreaches are priced 
differently than programs
taught at the museum.
The prices below are in 
lieu of varying prices listed
next to program titles.

1 Session—  $225
2 Sessions– $400
3 Sessions– $525
4 Sessions– $600
5 Sessions– $700


Please note:
1 Session only available 
            1PM-3PM

* Denotes programs available for OUTREACH.

** Denotes programs
available for OUTREACH
except from
Nov. 15 to Apr. 1. 

There is a mileage fee of $50 to certain areas.