General Lab Information


Properties of Matter

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Students will be given a challenge in which they must identify the correct object based on its properties. Small groups will use various measurement tools to learn about the properties of each object.

Vocabulary: Properties, Length, Volume, Mass, Materials

Session Information: This activity is available only in-person. It cannot be booked as a virtual program.

In-Person Session Information
  • Session times are Tuesday - Friday, 10 - 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 - 2 p.m.
  • Activities are pre-selected based on grade level
  • Up to two classes per session, maximum 30 students/class

All in-person activities are interactive, hands-on student experiences guided by our instructors. 

New York State Standards

New York State Science Learning Standards

Disciplinary Core Ideas

Crosscutting Concepts

Science and Engineering Practices

PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter

Scale, Proportion, and Quantity

Structure and Function

Asking Questions and Defining Problems

Planning and Carrying Out Investigations

Analyzing and Interpreting Data

Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking

Common Core Mathematics

Measurement and Data

Common Core English Language Arts

Speaking and Listening


Comprehension and Collaboration

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

New York State Standards for the Arts


Program Audience

2nd Grade