Next Generation Science Standards

Children playing at Nature's Numbers exhibit at The Franklin Institute

The Franklin Institute is committed to providing an educational experience where students will be inspired by science and technology. As such, all of our exhibits are aligned with Next Generation Science Standards. The following is a list of all of our exhibits/shows and how they correspond with Next Gen Standards.

  Physical Science Life Science Earth and Space Science Engineering Design
EXHIBITS        
Amazing Machine X     X
Changing Earth X X X X
Electricity     X  
Franklin Air Show X   X X
Joel N. Bloom Observatory X   X  
Sir Issac's Loft X     X
Space Command X   X X
SportsZone X X   X
The Giant Heart X X    
Train Factory X     X
Your Brain   X    
Game Masters       X
Vikings   X X  
PLANETARIUM        
The Sky Tonight     X  
Asteroid: Mission Extreme X   X  
To Space and Back     X X
TUTTLEMAN IMAX® DOMED THEATER        
Dream Big: Engineering Our World        
Extreme Weather     X X
Beautiful Planet     X  
Oceans Our Blue Planet        
LIVE SCIENCE SHOWS        
Liquid Air  X      
Chemistry X      
Make it Work X     X
CBS3 Weather Show     X  

While all of our exhibits are perfect for K-12 educators, the following is a list of grade levels which are applicable to Next Gen Science Standards.

  Pre-K 1 2 3 4 5 Middle School High School
EXHIBITS                
Amazing Machine X X X X X X X X
Changing Earth X X X X X X X X
Electricity       X     X X
Franklin Air Show       X X X    
Joel N. Bloom Observatory   X     X X X X
Sir Issac's Loft X X X X X X X X
Space Command   X   X X X    
SportsZone       X X X X X
The Giant Heart X X X X   X X X
Train Factory       X X X    
Your Brain   X   X X   X X
Game Masters       X X X X X
Vikings       X   X X X
PLANETARIUM                
The Sky Tonight           X X X
Asteroid: Mission Extreme         X X X X
To Space and Back       X X X X X
TUTTLEMAN IMAX® DOMED THEATER                
Dream Big: Engineering Our World                
Extreme Weather       X X X X X
Beautiful Planet       X X X X X
Oceans Our Blue Planet                
LIVE SCIENCE SHOWS                
Liquid Air      X     X X X
Chemistry     X   X X X X
Make it Work       X X X X  
CBS3 Weather Show       X     X X

To schedule your group outing, fill out our registration form, email reservations@fi.edu or call 215-448-1200, Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

We will contact you within two business days to set up your field trip. Payment is due three-weeks before your visit.

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