A Screening Program for NYC Schools

An exciting STEM opportunity for NYC students!

Students will enjoy a free movie about the human body and meet a scientist from the local community.

1: THE FILM

The producers of the educational IMAX film Superhuman Body: World of Medical Marvels are pleased to offer free student screenings of this 40-minute documentary about the human body and the exciting innovations in medical science and technology that are changing the course of human health. The film is aligned with NYSLS standards and is designed for students in grades 3 through 12. Twenty screenings will take place in movie theaters across NYC, but teachers can also screen the film at school as well. For more information about the film, visit the film’s official website.

2: MEET A SCIENTIST

After each theater screening, students will engage with a scientist from the local community who will lead a discussion about their chosen field of science and their journey to becoming a scientist. They will also discuss the opportunities and benefits of a career in STEM.

3: HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES

The film comes with an Educator Guide with hands-on activities aligned with NYSLS standards. These activities are available for teachers to conduct in the classroom before or after seeing the film and are a good way to reinforce STEM learning from the film.

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MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROGRAM:

Students in grades 3 to 12 who attend school in New York City
  • 2024/2025 school year – for schools in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx and Staten Island
  • 2025/2026 school year – for schools in Queens (the program will take place through the New York Hall of Science).

There are two ways for schools to participate.

  • Screenings in IMAX 3D and other movie theaters – The producers will schedule 20 free screenings across Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx and Staten Island targeting 4,000 to 5,000 students in these boroughs. Dates and locations will be available later this summer. Sign-ups will be first come, first served.
  • Screenings in school auditoriums and classrooms – Schools in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx and Staten Island may also screen the film in their classrooms instead of a movie theater if they prefer. A streaming link will be provided to all schools along with educational hands-on activities for the classroom that reinforce learning from the film.

The film will be available to schools in Queens through the New York Hall of Science starting in Fall 2025. Science points for school districts in Queens can reach out directly to NYSCI for more information about booking a field trip to the film. Find contact information here.

Schools are responsible for providing bus or subway transportation for students to and from each theater.
After each theater screening, a scientist from the local community will engage with students and lead a discussion about their chosen field of science, as well as the opportunities and benefits of a career in STEM. Schools that show the film in their classrooms instead of in a theater can request information about the availability of a scientist visit to their school.
An Educator Guide with lesson plans aligned with NYSLS standards is available for teachers who want to extend the learning from the film inside the classroom. Teachers can do an activity before or after seeing the film. Lesson plans are available here.

Once a Science Point has contacted MacGillivray Freeman Films about participating in the program, they will receive information to share with teachers and school administrators about how to apply for the program. 

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Note: Schools located in Queens, please sign up here

All other Boroughs, fill out the form below:

This program is brought to you by MacGillivray Freeman Films and made possible by the generous support of Kenneth C. Griffin and Griffin Catalyst.