Science Education Activities
Are you coming on a field trip to Conner Prairie in Spring 2013? Would you like to help us test some exploration guides with a science focus?
For Spring 2013, we are piloting some science education materials designed to be used during a self-guided tour of Conner Prairie. The materials will highlight important science concepts that exist throughout our experience areas. They are designed to guide teachers, students and chaperones in discovering and exploring the everyday science of the 1800s and early Indiana.
Here are just a few examples: The candle station offers the chance to observe liquids changing to solids. The Animal Encounters area provides the opportunity to observe farm animals and talk to experts about them. Prairietown is filled with possibilities to discuss science from gardens and food preparation to trades such as blacksmithing.
The goal is to have both history and science come alive together during a field trip to Conner Prairie.
The materials will be ready to test in April 2013. If you are interested in seeing them or trying them out, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and put Science in the subject line. Thanks!