Exhibits-To-Go

From classrooms full of early learners ready to explore to inquisitive middle school students that are eager to test scientific theories, the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery's Exhibits-To-Go programming allows professional Museum educators to bring hands-on science into your classroom or community center.

NEW for 2016-2017: New Exhibits-To-Go classes have been added, and educators can browse classes by grade, inquire about booking a program online, and subscribe to receive a printed version of our 2016-2017 Education Catalogue with a complete listing of offered programs for schools and educators.

Schedule a Workshop

Review descriptions of our Exhibits-To-Go classes below, listed by age/grade, then book your program online or by phone.

SUBMIT AN INQUIRY FORM to begin booking your field trip and workshop!

E-mail Education@BoonshoftMuseum.org or contact the Boonshoft Museum Education Department 937–275–7431, ext. 125 to speak directly to our friendly staff.

  Visit our Field Trip page to review current pricing and group visit policies.

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Preschool (3 - 5 years old)

Early learning is paramount for the world's youngest minds, especially when it comes to science. Introducing young children to concepts that encourage exploration and cultivate curiosity can be the kick-off to a lifetime of academic success.

The following Exhibits-To-Go classes are created specifically for early learners and provide the perfect opportunity for students to get a unique, hands-on experience with professional educators who specialize in delivering science-centric material to your youngest scientists!

Health

Hop, Wiggle & Roll
Students will see how to brighten their day with colorful foods and fun loving exercise. With direction from the Children's Medical Center, this class will help students learn to make healthy choices for a healthy body.

Physical Science

All Hands on Science
Explore solids, liquids and gases as students get all hands into many different science experiments.

Technology & Math

Science Tools and Measurement
Is a hammer the right tool to use to eat spaghetti? Is it a mile to the kitchen from your bedroom? Children want to know more about the world and be able to share what they have learned in ways others can understand. In this workshop students will learn that measurement units help us to talk about what we know and that the right tools to help us to do a job well and safely. Professional educators will lead hands-on experiments that allows students to do scientific tasks with the proper tools and to measure with unites that help to get answers others will understand.

 

Kindergarten

Kindergarten is a special time for early learners filled with new scholastic experiences, from the structure of a daily routine to exploring a new subject matter. Kindergarten is also a crucial time for early learners to explore hands-on opportunities and develop problem-solving skills that will assist them throughout their academic career.

The following Exhibits-To-Go programs were developed to present science-related subject matter in such a way that early learners can make new discoveries through hands-on interaction and are able to interaction and question Museum professionals.

Health

Hop, Wiggle & Roll
Students will see how to brighten their day with colorful foods and fun loving exercise. With direction from the Children's Medical Center, this class will help students learn to make healthy choices for a healthy body.

Physical Science

Attraction Action
Students will investigate the phenomenon of magnetism. Hands-on experimentation will help students understand how magnets both repel and attract. Students will also use magnets to sort objects based upon physical properties such as color and shape.

All Hands on Science
Explore solids, liquids and gases when students get both hands into many different science experiments.

Technology & Math

Science Tools and Measurement
Is a hammer the right tool to use to eat spaghetti? Is it a mile to the kitchen from your bedroom? Children want to know more about the world and be able to share what they have learned in ways others can understand. In this workshop, students will learn that measurement units help us to talk about what we know and that the right tools to help us to do a job well and safely. Professional educators will lead hands-on experiments that allow students to do scientific tasks with the proper tools and to measure with units that help tot answers others will understand.


First - Third Grade

Elementary school is a critical time when children start to embrace and feel challenged by subjects they explore in their classrooms. With experienced educators who use tools that aren't typically seen in classrooms, to subject matter that actively engages students and sparks inquiry, Exhibits-To-Go and Workshop programming is crafted specifically for elementary school students.

Life Science

Webs of Life
Explore the basic needs of organisms and their role in the environment, learn how organisms interact with one another, and trace the connections to form food webs. Take a closer look at these interactions through owl pellet dissection.

Earth & Space Science

T.R.A.S.H. [Take Responsible Action at School and Home]
Did you know that the USS New York was built with 24 tons of steel from the fallen World Trade Center? Students will learn where our trash goes, what it can become and how to put trash in its place by reusing it in a fun, interactive way. This exhibit is brought to you with assistance from the Montgomery County Solid Waste District.

Health

Clear the Air
Introduce your students to the negative effects of tobacco in a new, dynamic way. This anti-smoking program uses dramatic role-play and interactive experiences. Emphasis will be on immediate, long-term effects of tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke.


Food, Fitness and Fun
Students will see how to brighten their day with colorful foods and experience fun aspects of eating, exercise, and a healthy lifestyle. With direction from the Children's Medical Center, this class will alert the students to an alarming trend in America – obesity. Proper food choices, portion control, and exercise will be offered as solutions to this problem.


SunWise (2-3 grades only)
How often are we hearing about the dangers of Ultra-Violet rays? Through fun glasses and interactive centers, students will have a first-hand look at the danger of UV exposure and find ways to protect themselves. SunWise curriculum provided by the Environmental Protection Agency.

No Bones About It (2-3 grades only)
With the help of real specimens, students will investigate what makes up a bone and discover the different roles each bone has to keep us standing tall.

Physical Science

Attraction Action
Students will investigate the phenomenon of magnetism. Students will move objects in many different ways using magnetic force.

Energy
What is energy? How does it change? What are the different forms of energy? Students discover the answers to these questions and more through hands on experiments and fun demonstrations.

Matter
Matter, matter everywhere! Fun experiments and demonstrations captivate students as they explore the different states of matter and what causes them to change.


Motion
Hands-on experimentation will bring the concepts of force and motion to life. Students will use different forces to move objects in a variety of ways. Students will also investigate how forces such as friction and gravity change the motion of objects.

 

Grades 4-6

Elementary school is a critical time when children start to embrace and feel challenged by subjects they explore in their classrooms. With experienced educators who use tools that aren't typically seen in classrooms, to subject matter that actively engages students and sparks inquiry, Exhibits-To-Go and Workshop programming is crafted specifically for elementary school students.

Life Sciences

Paleontologist: Finding Fossil Evidence
How do scientists know about thinks that lived so long ago: This program introduces geologic time and the methods scientists use to determine when things happened and how old they are!

Earth & Space Science

Mineral Detectives
Become a mineral detective by investigating the shine, colors and hardness of common stones. Discover the many uses and find out why we need to have all those minerals lying around.

Soil Rocks
Worms! Students will have an opportunity to discover why worms help move the earth. We will delve into the importance of soil and how it can be detrimental if we don't take proper care of it. Issues such as farming practices, erosion, and many other factors that help and hurt the soil. Students will observe and learn about how rocks play a part in earth development in the past and how we date our earth through rock formation as well.

T.R.A.S.H. [Take Responsible Action at School and Home]
Did you know that the USS New York was built with 24 tons of steel from the fallen World Trade Center? Students will learn where our trash goes, what it can become and how to put trash in its place by reusing it in a fun, interactive way. This exhibit is brought to you with assistance from the Montgomery County Solid Waste District.

Health

Clear the Air
Introduce your students to the negative effects of tobacco in a new, dynamic way. This anti-smoking program uses dramatic role-play and interactive experiences. Emphasis will be on immediate, long-tern effects of tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke.

Food, Fitness and Fun
Students will see how to brighten their day with colorful foods and experience fun aspects of eating, exercise and a healthy lifestyle. With direction from the Children's Medical Center, this class will alert the students to an alarming trend in America – obesity. Proper food choices, portion control and exercise will be offered as solutions to this problem.

No Bones About It (grade 4 only)
With the help of a life-size skeleton, students will learn what makes us grow up safe, healthy and fir. Students will examine X-Rays and bones and learn about their structure and function. Each student will make their own jointed skeleton.

SunWise
How often are we hearing about the dangers of Ultra-Violet rays? Through fun glasses and interactive centers students will have a first-hand look at the danger of UV exposure and find ways to protect themselves. SunWise curriculum provided by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Physical Science

Energy
Get your students energized about physical science with this interactive workshop. Content includes kinetic and potential energy, light and sound energy, and energy transformation.

Matter
Explore solids, liquids and gases through exciting hands on experiments that captivate students as they explore that different states of matter and what causes them to change.

Technology & Math

Nanoscale
Find out what he big deal is about something so small! Students will learn through hands-on experiments and exciting demonstration that matter behaves in unexpected ways on a very, very small scale. They will also get the opportunity to explore the new product and the ethical questions that come with them.

 

7th-12th Grade & Life Long Learners

 Hands-on learning shouldn't stop as you get older! Children in middle school, high school, and beyond can always benefit from fresh, new hands-on activities that promote problem solving, teamwork, and science education.

Life Science

Paleontologist: Finding Fossil Evidence
How do scientists know about thinks that lived so long ago: This program introduces geologic time and the methods scientists use to determine when thinks happened and how old they are!

Earth & Space Science

Urban Ecology
View the Earth in a new perspective as son of the most important global issues are brought to light. Participate in hands-on activities relevant to today's youth that allow them to make connections between soil, water, air, and human health. Your students will develop an understanding of how their actions affect the Earth and how we can improve environmental conditions.

Technology & Math

Nanoscale
Find out what the big deal is about something so small! Students will learn through hands-on experiments and exciting demonstration that matter behaves in unexpected ways to a very, very small scale. They will also get the opportunity to explore the new product and the ethical questions that come with them.

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