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Resources for Educators: Our Senses

Plan your class field trip to the exhibition with these free resources.

Educator's Guide

Get an advance look at the exhibition's major themes and what your class will encounter.

This six-page, easy-to-use guide for K-12 educators includes:

  • Map of the Exhibition
  • Essential Questions (important background content)
  • Teaching in the Exhibition (self-guided explorations)
  • Come Prepared Checklist
  • Correlation to Standards
  • Glossary

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Use these resources to help students engage more deeply with the exhibition content. You can download a full set of activities or select individual components to suit your field trip needs.

Pre-, During, and Post-Visit Activities

These sets of activities are aligned to the Common Core State Standards for English Language arts and the Next Generation Science Standards Standards. Students will:

  1. Before their visit, explore our senses to help them prepare for the exhibition.
  2. At the Museum, use worksheets to gather information.
  3. Back in the classroom, use what they have learned to participate in a discussion.

Each component includes educator support for facilitation.

Timeframe: 2 class periods, plus 40-60 minutes at the Museum.

Download Activity Sets

Grades K-2
Grades 3-5
Grades 6-8
Grades 9-12

Museum Worksheets Only

Short on time but still want to support your students' exploration of the exhibition? Have them use these worksheets on their own or in small groups.

Timeframe: 40-60 minutes at the Museum.

Download Worksheets

Grades K-2
Grades 3-5
Grades 6-8
Grades 9-12