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Discovery Place Museums

Discovery Place Museums

Put Discovery Place at the top of your back-to-school checklist!!

A regional network of four hands—on museums (science, nature, and two kids Museums), an Outreach team, and newly developed digital content are all designed to engage and inspire our community to learn science, nature, and design. 

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Program Description

Newton’s Laws of Motion come alive in this class
packed with hands-on activities. Students will
perform experiments for each of Newton’s Laws
using tools such as hover pucks, fan cars and
more. In a grand finale that synthesizes student
learning of all three laws, witness a rocket car
in action!

Program Detail

Program type: Workshop
Artistic Discipline: Multi-discipline
Cultural Origin: Other
Subject: Other, Science
Population Served Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Bilingual: No
Available dates:


Available times:


Space / technical requirements:

Space Requirements would be based on class plans


Your location, we come to you.

Fees / Ticketing:

$250 for the first presentation, $150 for each additional same day, same program.

If the program is different on the same day, it is $250 for each additional.  **Mileage fee is also accessed based on out-of-county or in-the-county ** $25 flat fee for in-county mileage and.75 cents per mile for out-of-county bookings



NC Standard Course of Study:

R1- Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text (in our case follow written instructions to complete activities and experiments and make conclusions).

R7 -Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words (in our case participate in hands-on activities and experiments that result in observations and conclusions).

R10 -Read and understand complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently, connecting prior knowledge and experiences to text (in our case science and technical writing).

SL1 – Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively (in our case working in groups, sharing ideas, and communicating ideas and findings with others).

SL2 – Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally (in our case participation in labs and programs where ideas and questions are presented using various media).

SL4 – Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to the task, purpose, and audience (in our case working in groups, sharing ideas, and communicating ideas and findings


NC Essential Standards:
  • NCES.EX.3.P.1.1 – Identify different ways objects move (to include falling to the ground when dropped): Straight, Up and Down, Fast and slow.
  • NCES.EX.5.P.1.1 – Describe factors that would make it easier or harder to push or pull an object (wheels, round, flat, heavy, light).
  • NCES.5.P.1.4- Predict the effect of a given force or a change in mass on the motion of an object.

Supporting Materials


Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance (Individuals and organizations listed in this Directory can provide proof of insurance upon request. ASC does not hold copies of current documentation for providers): Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes


Upon Request

Cancellation Policy

A cancellation notice of three weeks is required for a full refund. Cancellations with less than three weeks’ notice are non-refundable but may be rescheduled for a visit within a 12-month period. There is no fee for rescheduling as long as the class or visit is rescheduled within one week of the cancellation date and the visit is completed within 12 months of the originally scheduled date. Changes to the number of attendees must be made three days prior to the program or visit to receive a refund. No refunds will be issued on the day of the visit, and no refunds will be issued for amounts of $10.00 or less.