Roper Mountain Science Center e-Learning Live! (Grades 2-5)

Daniel Observatory

Join us for a virtual visit to Roper Mountain in this series of live, standards-based demonstrations specifically designed to support student learning in a virtual environment. Each quarter, multiple indicator-specific lessons aligned to the GCS pacing guide will be offered that not only provides subject-specific content, but can also assist students in practicing their inquiry skills.

To maintain proximity to the pacing guide, lessons for each grade level will change every few weeks. New lessons will be added each quarter. Teachers may register for each lesson offered for their grade level. These lessons are offered through Zoom.

Specifics include:

*please note: teachers are required to be logged in with their students

To register, please complete the following:

*please note: because this is a virtual session, there may be multiple classes attending at the same time with up to 250 participants per session

Deadline for registration is four days prior to the date of the session for which you are registering.

Because of our ticketing software, you may receive tickets by email. Please disregard them.

For questions about registration, contact Debbie Ogle at

2nd Grade

Animal Classification: Mammals, Birds, Fish
This lesson will explore different animals and how scientist group them by their physical characteristics.
March 29, 30
April 12, 13, 14, 20, 21, 26, 27



Animal Classification: Reptiles, Amphibians, Insects

May 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18

3rd Grade

Leaf Litter Food Chains
Students will examine the energy flow within our forest ecosystem as they observe a variety of producers and consumers including leaf litter critters and soil builders. They will discover how some human impacts may affect the health of an ecosystem and it's energy flow.
March 29, 30
April 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27



May 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18

4th Grade

SCPASS Review: Light
Come and join us for a LIGHT-hearted review! We will be talking about light properties and behaviors with a series of demonstrations with many poll questions to help students test what they know.
March 30
April 26, 27

SCPASS Review: Sound
Join us as we SOUND off about the properties and behaviors of sound through various demonstrations with opportunities for students to let us HEAR their understanding with polls throughout the lesson.
April 12, 13, 14

SCPASS Review: Astronomy
Join us for an OUT OF THIS WORLD adventure as we revisit astronomy topics! Students will be shown demonstrations that highlight specific indicators and will be asked follow-up questions to check their understanding.
April 19, 20, 21

Underground Railroad
March 29, 30, 31
April 1, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20



April 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30
May 3, 4, 5, 6

Carnivorous Plants
May 3, 5, 10, 12, 17

5th Grade

Salt Marsh Ecology
Join our trip to the S.C. salt marshes as we guide you through the mud and grasses to discover the abiotic and biotic parts of this ecosystem.
March 29, 30
April 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 27



Roles of Consumers: Skull Identification
May 3, 5, 10, 12, 17

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