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Museum at Home: Classroom Connections

Need some fun and creative ideas for your e-classroom? Check out our standards-based lessons, covering many topics and written by trained educators. These lessons can be paired with books, online resources, or Museum at Home videos, and include hands-on learning that students can complete at home. 

BEES: The Helpful Heroes

Students will discover that small actions we take can help maintain, and even grow the bee population.

What’s in a Dinosaur’s Name?

Students learn how dinosaurs are named for unique body parts or behaviors, for the location where they were found, or after a person and create their own dinosaur using the naming conventions they learn.

Growing a Grass Head

Students learn about germination, or the process by which an organism grows from a seed and witness how seeds use sun, water, and soil to turn into a fascinating head of grass!

Twirly Whirly Tornado

Students discover the science behind tornados and create a funnel, observe how a funnel moves debris, and learn how a thunderstorm can create tornados.

Tie Dye Paper

Students characterize materials by their state of matter and then combined materials to create a piece of colorful, tie dye-esque paper.

Exploding Baggies

Students will witness a fascinating chemical reaction and learn how to identify when a reaction has occurred by combining simple ingredients.

Constellation Viewer

Students discover the science behind stars and create a constellation viewer of their very own.

Color Changing Milk

Students observe a molecular dance of bursting colors through exploring states of matter and learning that materials can be characterize by how they respond to water.

Crawlin with Pollen

In this lesson, students will discover the importance of pollinators and their role in helping plants produce nourishing food and oxygen-producing trees .

Build a Parachute

Students create a parachute to explore how air pushes up against an object and slows it down as it falls.

Fireworks of Glass—Collector's Corner

Students examine the characteristics of objects found in collections, identify elements in objects that distinguish them as individual, and connect objects through similarities.

Fireworks of Glass—Creations of Color

Students create an extraordinary work of art, similar to Dale Chihuly’s glasswork, from ordinary materials.

Candy Rock Cycle

Students recognize how the rock cycle provides an explanation of how our planet is constantly recycling itself and have a better understanding of where the rocks dug up in a garden may have once been!

Bubbling Lava Lamp

Students discover that when oil, water and salt are combined, a magical creation of lively lava-like liquid forms. Groovy, baby!

Weather- Hail

Students discover how scientists study the effects of severe weather on materials and structures to build safer homes and buildings using an engineering design challenge.

Building a Box Kite

Students investigate how moving air causes a kite to fly and test their knowledge by constructing a paper box kite.

DNA - The Action of Extraction

Students extract DNA from wheat germ to learn about how DNA can easily be found in our food.

DNA - The Ladder of Life

Students create a DNA model to illustrate how the four DNA bases are like a blueprint for each living thing.

CELLS-The Living School

Students compare the parts of a cell and their functions to their school to understand how a cell’s parts work in unison to be effective in the body.