Science and Scientists @ the Museum!

Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
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"This has been such a special experience for my class, and they will never forget it! It has definitely instilled a curiosity and desire to visit and incorporate museums into their lives... Thank you for providing such rich and intriguing materials for them to learn with!! - Happy, 4th grade teacher, Boise Online School

Visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, the British Museum and the Louvre to Explore how Science, Engineering and Technology is integral to how museums function and how we benefit from STEM at the Museum.

  • Tell how basic scientific principles impact why we “don’t touch” at a museum including inference to decomposition, chemical reactions, weathering and erosion
  • Identify the overlap between the engineering and artistic processes in using science to create things and solve problems
  • Describe the job of Conservator at the Museum
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
Generate and compare multiple solutions to reduce the impacts of natural Earth processes on humans. Examples of solutions could include designing an earthquake resistant building and improving monitoring of volcanic activity. Assessment is limited to earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions.


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