Discovery Workshops: Grades Pre-K– grade 5
Workshop Length: 60 minutes
Group Rate: $12 per student/youth
These in-depth, instructor-led programs focus on one museum collection or topic and are project-based, including hands-on elements designed to engage all learners.
Programs are tailored to the age level of your group as follows:
Soil to Seed to Plant
- PreK- 2nd Grade: Life cycles come alive in this interactive study of plants that focuses on the importance of soil, seeds and how they travel, and the elements plants need for survival. Students participate in a hands-on exploration of a worm farm and learn about the interdependent relationship between worms and plants. Each student has a chance to plant their own seed to take home.
- 3rd-5th Grade: Students explore the interdependent relationship between plants and decomposers, the pollination process, seed dispersal, and photosynthesis while rotating through stations of hands-on exploration focusing on these concepts. Each student has a chance to plant their own seed to take home.
To view the pre-visit materials for “Soil to Seed to Plant” click here.
- PreK-2nd Grade: Using our antique automobile collection and Henry Ford’s influential assembly line as inspiration, students work in teams to build model automobiles. They test different solutions and analyze their results for strengths and weaknesses to find the one that helps them build autos in the shortest amount of time.
- 3rd-5th Grade: Jump back in time and take a job in Henry Ford’s company. In a group challenge, students form teams, and problem solve ways to optimize their efficiency as they build Lego™ cars. Students will test multiple solutions, analyze their results, and report their findings to the rest of the group. This program includes a review of the simple machines – wedge, wheel and axle, pulley, gears, screw, inclined plane, and lever – and historical information about how Henry Ford’s assembly line changed the world.
To view the pre-visit materials for “Engineering Autos” click here.