Outreach Programs

CMSC To-Go

The Children’s Museum of South Carolina is proud to offer hands-on science outreach programs correlated to both National Science Standards and South Carolina Science Standards. Our programs are designed to be used as introductions to a unit or as supplemental instruction to your current curriculum.

CMSC-To-Go Classroom Field Studies
• CMSC Classroom Field Studies include a 45-minute program with age-appropriate, standards-based activities led by a CMSC Educator.
• Each program accommodates up to 25 students.
• The first 45 minute program is $150 and $100 for each additional program, plus mileage further than 50 miles from the museum.

2, 3, and 4’s

Give Me a Beat
Maker Education Program
3’s – 4K
Maximum Capacity: 25 Students
Science, Art
Drum roll please! Students will discover the science of sound and become musical engineers. Students will experiment with sound waves through a series of hands-on activities. Using this knowledge, students will then get their creative gears turning by engineering their own musical instruments out of everyday objects to create their own unique sounds.
Chatter Splatter
2’s- 4K
Maximum Capacity: 25 Students
Science, Art, Math
Join us as we unlock an artist’s toolbox to discover the exciting world of art. Students will chatter about the color wheel, explore ways to create art beyond markers and crayons, and splatter their creations into masterpieces for your classroom!
Sense It!
3’s- 4K
Maximum Capacity: 25 Students
Science
The human body has many ways to discover the world including touch, taste, sight, smell, and hearing. Through hands (and nose, ears, and eyes!) -on experiments, little scientists will use their senses to explore the world around them. We’ll explore each sense individually, testing students’ knowledge of their senses, and encouraging them to discover new and exciting ways of checking out sensory clues. Come smell, hear, see, taste, and feel the amazing world around us!

K and 1st Grades

Short Circuits
Maker Education Program
Grade(s): K, 1
Maximum Capacity: 25 students
SC Science Standards: K.S.1; 1.S.1
Science, Technology, Engineering, Art
Put on your engineering hat and learn how to light things up! This class uses simple circuitry and electricity to help students develop important critical thinking and problem solving skills. Inspired by the Maker Education Initiative, this student-led class will empower your young makers and encourage them to ask questions and define problems while utilizing the engineering design process. Students are encouraged to make mistakes and develop their own ideas.
Weather You Like it or Not
Grade(s): K, 1
Maximum Capacity: 25 students
SC Science Standards: K.E.3, 1.E.3
SC Math Standards: K.MDA .4
Science, Technology, Math
Rain, sleet, snow, or hail – students will explore changes in weather using meteorological equipment and learn how to dress for each season! We will discuss day-to-day weather changes and the ways in which seasons affect plants and animals. Students will explore the differences between day and night skies and learn about the science behind the reasons for the seasons.

Growing Garbage
Grade(s): 1
Maximum Capacity: 25 students
SC Science Standards: 1.E.4, 1.L.5
SC Health Standards: P-1.7
Science, Health, Art
Students will learn about simple food chains and identify plants as producers, animals as consumers, and the worms and bugs in the ground as friendly decomposers. Students will absolutely love the worm farm that accompanies this informative and fun program as we discuss the importance of composting and recycling.

Digitalis Planetarium
Grade(s): 1
Maximum Capacity: 25 students
SC Science Standards: 1.E.3, 1.E.3A
Science
Students embark on an imaginary trip into outer space. On their journey, students will grasp a better understanding of the patterns of the Sun and the Moon, the Sun’s effect on Earth, and learn of the predictable patterns of objects in our day time sky and our night time sky.

2nd and 3rd Grades

Motion Commotion
Grade(s): 2
Maximum Capacity: 25 students
SC Science Standards: 2.P.4
SC Mathematics Standards: 2.MDA.3
Science, Engineering, Math
Push, pull, force, motion, gravity–this program explores it all! Discover the forces of the world in motion in this exciting program that will teach students about push vs. pull, mass vs. weight, gravity, friction, and inertia. Students will learn about these forces of motion as well as acceleration, deceleration, and velocity through catapult science, scooter races, and CMSC’s take on tug-of-war.

Weather You Like it or Not
Grade(s): 2
Maximum Capacity: 25 students
SC Science Standards: 2.E.2
Science, Technology
Rain, sleet, snow, or hail–students will discover the changes of weather using meteorological equipment and how to dress for each season! We discuss day-to-day weather changes and the ways in which seasons can affect plants and animals. Students will explore the differences between the day and night sky and learn about the astronomy behind the reasons for the seasons.

It’s Just a Phase
Grade(s): 2, 3
Maximum Capacity: 25 students
SC Science Standards: 2.S.1, 2.P.3, 3.S.1, 3.P.2
Science
This lesson teaches students about the three states of matter, their properties, and how phase changes occur! Students will discuss different attributes of the states of matter and discover some super “cool” characteristics. Students will observe experiments with dry ice and even get to try our very special “astronaut marshmallows” made by our CMSC Educators with liquid nitrogen!

Magnificent Magnets
Grade(s): 2, 3
Maximum Capacity: 25 students
SC Science Standards: 2.S.1, 2.P.3, 3.S.1, 3.P.3
Science, Technology,  Art
Where does magnetic force come from? Explore the amazing and invisible power of magnets! In this action-packed program, students will visualize a magnetic field, have fun with ferrofluids, and discover the differences and relationships between forces and matter. Students will investigate the nature of magnetism and its relationship with electricity, culminating with the creation of their own electromagnet.

Short Circuits
Maker Education Program
Grade(s): 2, 3
Maximum Capacity: 25 students
SC Science Standards: 2.S.1, 3.S.1, 3.P.3
Science, Technology, Engineering, Art
Put on your engineering hat and learn how to light things up! This class uses simple circuitry and electricity to get students to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills. Inspired by the Maker Education Initiative, this student-led class will empower your young makers and encourage them to ask questions and define problems all while using the engineering design process. Students are encouraged to make mistakes and develop their own ideas.

Growing Garbage
Grade(s): 3
Maximum Capacity: 25 students
SC Science Standards: 3.L.5
Science, Art
Students will learn about simple food chains and identify plants as producers, animals as consumers, and the worms and bugs in the ground as friendly decomposers. Students will absolutely love the worm farm that accompanies this informative and fun program as we discuss the importance of composting and recycling.

What’s in my rock?
Grade(s): 3
Maximum Capacity: 25 students
SC Science Standards: 3.E.4A.1
Science
Students will become geologists for the day when they observe, measure, and describe the different physical properties of their own rocks provided by a CMSC educator. As a class with the help of a CMSC educator, the students will use scientific processing skills to find out what is in their rock by using geologist techniques to break down their rocks as well as adding water to a small sample to observe the separation of materials. The class will even be able to observe small crystals that form from our experience several days after our visit.

4th and 5th Grade

Digitalis Planetarium
Grade(s): 4
Maximum Capacity: 25 Students
SC Science Standards: 4.E.3, 4.E.3A, 4.E.3A.2, 4.E.3B.2, 4.E.3B.4
Science
Students embark on an imaginary field trip into outer space. On their journey, students will learn about Earth’s movement and how it effects our seasons, will assist in constructing explanations of how day and night result from Earth’s rotation on its axis, and students will view the night time sky to see how stars form constellations that appear to move during Earth’s seasonal changes.

Magnificent Magnets
Grade(s): 4
Maximum Capacity: 25 students
SC Science Standards: 4.S.1, 4.P.4
Science, Engineering
Where does magnetic strength come from? Explore the amazing, invisible power of magnets! In this action-packed program, students will visualize a magnetic field, have fun with ferrofluids, and discover the difference between forces and matter. Students will investigate the nature of magnetism and its relationship with electricity, culminating with the creation of their own electromagnet.

Sound off, Lights up!
Grade(s): 4
Maximum Capacity: 25 students
SC Science Standards: 4.S.1, 4.P.4
Science, Technology, Art
Investigate the world of mechanical and electromagnetic waves as students explore glockenspiels, lasers, lenses, and more! Students will learn the basics, including frequency, wavelength, and amplitude. They’ll explore what properties control the pitch and volume of sound waves, as well as how different materials can cause the refraction and reflection of light waves. Students will get to create their own sights and sounds in this hands-on program that ends with everyone creating light painting pictures together!

It’s Just a Phase
Grade(s): 5
Maximum Capacity: 25 students
SC Science Standards: 5.S.1, 5.P.2
Science, Technology
This lesson teaches students about the three states of matter, their properties, and how matter phase changes occur! Students will discuss different attributes of the states of matter and discover some super “cool” characteristics. Students will see experiments with dry ice and even get to try our very special “astronaut marshmallows” that we make with liquid nitrogen!

Motion Commotion
Grade(s): 5
Maximum Capacity: 25 students
SC Science Standards: 5.S.1, 5.P.5
Science
Push, pull, force, motion, gravity–this program explores it all! Discover the forces of the world in motion in this exciting program that will teach students about push vs. pull, mass vs. weight, gravity, friction, and inertia. Students will learn about these forces of motion as well as acceleration, deceleration, and velocity through catapult science, scooter races, and CMSC’s take on tug-o-war.

 

 

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