Download Supporting Curriculum to use before, during or after your RMSC experience.
Educator Guides include information about the exhibition to help you prepare for your visit. Many include content background, pre- and post-visit activities, vocabulary words and connections to NYS Learning Standards.
Pathways are designed around a specific learning theme in a given exhibition hall and provide tools to use with your students to support your exhibit experience, including::
♦ guiding questions
♦ things to try or think about
♦ "What's going on?" content information
♦ vocabulary words
♦ suggested books and websites for learning more
♦ connections to NYS Learning Standards.
Coral Reef Adventures
Fly Me to the Moon
Pathway: Air, Water & Land
Pathway: Rochester's Historic Waterways
At the Western Door
Pathway: Our Living Environment|
Pathway: Careers in Science
Pathway: The Ice Age in Rochester
Pathway: Animals of the Past
Flight to Freedom: Rochester's Underground Railroad
Supplement for Guided Exhibit Exploration
From Here To There
Educator Guide: Air Explorations
Educator Guide: Water Explorations
The Haudenosaunee (Guided Exhibit Exploration)
How Things Work
Pathway: How A Car Works
Pathway: How Things Work at Home
Pathway: How Things Work in Rochester
Complete Educator Guide
Math and Science
Activities and Tips
Light Here | Light Now
Native Peoples of the Americas (Self-Guided)
Native American Environments & Cultures (Guided Exhibit Exploration)
Our Town - Early Rochester
RACE: Are We So Different?
Student Guide *
Exhibit Preview *
Ice Breaker Activity *
Desiree's Baby *
Levels of Racism Activity* and Exploring Levels of Racism Document *(from professional development workshop)
Race and Medicine Project*
Quotes and Questions*
Close Reading Protocol,* Chris Widmaier, World of Inquiry
Teacher Lesson Planning 1 *and Teacher Lesson Planning 2,*
Middle School Teacher's Guide
High School Teacher's Guide
(* from the RMSC "Race: Embracing Equity" professional development workshops, December 2012-January 2013)
Pathway: Newton's Laws of Motion
Cumming Nature Center
(includes Program Description and Objectives)
Self-Guided Nature Walk
(includes connecting NYS Standards, Program Description and Objectives, Vocabulary, and Suggested Pre-visit Activities):
A T Rex Named Sue
September 11, 2001: A Global Moment
Colossal DINOSAURS: Bigger Than Ever!
Pre- & Post-Visit Materials
Pathway: Classifying Dinosaurs
Pathway: Dinosaur Adaptations
CSI: The Experience
Educator Guide Activity 1: The Writing on the Wall
Educator Guide Activity 2: Spot the Difference
Educator Guide Activity 3: I Witness
Educator Guide Activity 4: Power of Observation
Educator Guide Activity 5: A House Divided
Educator Guide Activity 6: the Write Stuff
Educator Guide Activity 7: Diagnostic Forensic Solutions, Inc.
Educator Guide Activity 9: No Bones About It
Educator Guide Activity 10: Sticky Fingers:
Be The Dinosaur
Brain: The World Inside Your Head
Film - Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs
Mysteries of the Great Lakes
Primary Level Educator Kit (Grades 1-3)
Junior Level Educator Kit (Grades 4-6)
Intermediate level Educator Kit (Grades 7-8)
Pulse: A STOMP Odyssey
Forces of Nature
Curriculum Questions and Suggestions?
We welcome your questions and suggestions. We are happy to come to your school for consultations on our programs and how they meet the needs of your students.
For Planetarium programs, please contact Planetarium Director, Steve Fentress by e-mail at Steve_Fentress@rmsc.org or by fax at (585) 271-7146.
For all other programs, please contact Head of School and Teacher Programs, Deborah Massey by e-mail at Deborah_Massey@rmsc.org.