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Category: Teaching Tuesdays

Teaching Tuesdays: Mini Archaeological Dig

The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites may be currently closed due to COVID-19 – but that doesn’t mean we can’t bring some of the museum to you! On Tuesdays, we’re bringing families tons of educational content that’s easy for caregivers and their kids to do at home with materials you likely have on hand. This week, embark on your own mini archaeological dig! Archaeology is the study of the ancient and recent human past through material remains. By... Read More
Posted by Emily Winship at Monday, May 25, 2020

Teaching Tuesdays: Wind Detectors

The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites may be currently closed due to COVID-19 – but that doesn’t mean we can’t bring some of the museum to you! On Tuesdays, we’re bringing families tons of educational content that’s easy for parents and their kids to do at home with materials you likely have on hand. This week, learn how to make your very own wind detector! Wind is moving air caused by changes or differences in air pressure within our atmosphere.... Read More
Posted by Emily Winship at Sunday, May 10, 2020

Teaching Tuesdays: Ice Exploration

The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites may be currently closed due to COVID-19 – but that doesn’t mean we can’t bring some of the museum to you! On Tuesdays, we’re bringing families tons of educational content that’s easy for caregivers and their kids to do at home with materials you likely have on hand. This week, we’re exploring ice! Pure water forms a solid at 32 degrees Fahrenheit, or 0 degrees Celsius. When different chemicals are added to... Read More
at Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Teaching Tuesdays: Marble Maze

The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites may be currently closed due to COVID-19 – but that doesn’t mean we can’t bring some of the museum to you! On Tuesdays, we’re bringing families tons of educational content that’s easy for caregivers and their kids to do at home with materials you likely have on hand. This week, create your own maze using building blocks and marbles. We tend to think of mazes and labyrinths as the same thing. But, they actually... Read More
Posted by Emily Winship at Friday, April 24, 2020

Teaching Tuesdays: Pinewood Derby

The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites may be currently closed due to COVID-19 – but that doesn’t mean we can’t bring some of the museum to you! On Tuesdays, we’re bringing families tons of educational content that’s easy for caregivers and their kids to do at home with materials you likely have on hand. Today, we’re taking a look at how you can do one of our favorite events right in your own home: Pinewood Derby! For this activity,... Read More
at Monday, April 20, 2020

Teaching Tuesdays: Tempera Paint

The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites may be currently closed due to COVID-19 – but that doesn’t mean we can’t bring some of the museum to you! On Tuesdays, we’re bringing families tons of educational content that’s easy for parents and their kids to do at home with materials you likely have on hand. This week, learn how to make your own paint – then create a masterpiece! Did you know that tempera paint was used by Medieval and early... Read More
at Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Teaching Tuesdays: Chromatography Flowers

The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites may be currently closed due to COVID-19 – but that doesn’t mean we can’t bring some of the museum to you! On Tuesdays, we’re bringing families tons of educational content that’s easy for parents and their kids to do at home with materials you likely have on hand. Today, we’re taking a look at an activity that’s all about color and art-marking: chromatography flowers! Chromatography is a way to... Read More
at Thursday, April 2, 2020

Teaching Tuesdays: Density Jars

The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites may be currently closed due to COVID-19 – but that doesn’t mean we can’t bring some of the museum to you! On Tuesdays, we’re bringing families tons of educational content that’s easy for parents and their kids to do at home with materials you likely have on hand. Today, we’re taking a look at one of the favorite activities: density jars! Density can be a hard science concept to understand. It helps to... Read More
Posted by Emily Winship at Monday, March 30, 2020