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Kids Can Cook!

I created this collection for families to do together while schools are closed. I will be making a collection a day while we are out of school. Today we will be exploring cooking. The idea is for families to look at the items in the collection and consider what they see in the objects and paintings, what they think, and what they wonder. Families can also listen to kids' podcast about cooking as well as design a new utensil. At the end of the collection I have provided a few ideas for families about what to do next.

If you want to learn more about more about See Think Wonder you can click here to see a video of a teacher using the routine in her classroom.

Ellen Rogers
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Tuia te here tangata waka | Binding the ties of humanity canoe

This collection is built around a waka Māori currently on display in the National Museum of Natural History.
waka is a traditional canoe. It is designed as a portal to Te Ao Māori - The indigenous worldview  Māori are the native people of New Zealand. Its traditional name is Aotearoa meaning Land of the long white cloud.

This waka was made from a single 100-year old Tōtara tree. Tōtara is a large native New Zealand hardwood that grows throughout the North and South Island. It is light weighted and high natural oil content which prevents rotting or deterioration. Waka are extensions of Māori tribal history and are the traditional technology responsible for mobilising navigators across the Pacific Ocean. The infamous explorer Kupe, discovered New Zealand in 925 AD.

The name of the waka is Tuia te here tangata meaning Binding the ties of humanity. It celebrates the connection established in 1840 between the US Exploring expedition and Māori. The name and physical artefact hope to inspire understanding. The collection aims to digitally illustrate the mauri or life force of the waka. We can transform our wounds into wisdom by seeking first to understand, and then to be understood.

Anahera Hare
66
 

Design It Yourself: Design a Park

Follow along to design a park inspired by 2017 National Design Award Winner for Landscape Architecture, Surfacedesign.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
24
 

The Seventies in the USA

Here are some artifacts from 1970's America. Please complete your worksheet using these artifacts. 

Samantha Riehbrandt
18
 

Life in Ancient Egypt

What is the legacy of Ancient Egypt?

#TeachingInquiry

Leonard Enger
5
 

Stanley - The Driverless Car

Objectives 

  • Learn that robots need special sensors to help them understand the world around them
  • Discover that we use our senses to help learn more about the world around us
  • Explore our senses
  • Compare our senses to the senses of Stanley the driverless car
Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center
14
 

Robots that Help

OBJECTIVES:

  • Learn that people make robots to do things to help people 
  • Look closely at a robot that some people have in their house
  • Learn about other types of helping robots 
  • Talk about why robots are made
  • Learn that robots are designed with a purpose 
  • Think about times when it might be helpful to have a robot 
  • Use creativity to design robots
Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center
22
 

Pretend Robots

Objectives

  • Learn closely at a variety of fictional and toy robots
  • Compare and contrast a group of fictional and toy robots
  • Develop an understanding that people like to imagine different types of robots
  • Have the opportunity to create their own pretend robot using various household items
  • Think creatively and be inspired to wonder
Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center
30
 

Young Portrait Explorers: Belva Ann Lockwood

Learning Objective: Learn about Belva Lockwood’s contribution to American history.

Keywords: Belva Ann Lockwood, Young Portrait Explorers, Suffrage, Famous Women, American Women, Diploma, Lawyer, Graduation, Votes for Women, Supreme Court

#NPGteach

Nicole Vance
20
 

Maps, Globes, and Geography

This playlist on geography is designed for self-guided learning with intermittent check-ins for elementary age students. The learning tasks are divided over five days, designed for 30-35 minutes per day, and build on each other. However, students are able to work on this playlist at their own pace. Students have the option to complete the tasks online by connecting through Google classroom or access Google doc versions of each formative and summative assessments for work online and/or offline. By the end of the week, students design a map of their community.

  • Formative assessments are represented by a chevron (Learning Check In and Tasks).
  • Summative assessments are represented by a circle (Final Task).
  • Google doc versions of all formative and summative assessments are in the tiles immediately after the digital versions. 

*Social Studies and Visual Arts standards vary by state for elementary grades. We recommend educators and caregivers consult their student and child's state standards for these two subjects.

National Museum of American History
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The 1920s: A Decade of Change

This playlist on the 1920s is designed for self-guided learning with intermittent check-ins for middle school age students. The learning tasks are divided over five days, designed for 30-35 minutes per day, and build on each other. However, students are able to work on this playlist at their own pace. They will engage with primary and secondary sources as well as online exhibitions, videos, and written texts. Students can complete the tasks online by connecting through Google classroom for each formative and summative assessment.

By the end of the week, students will create an original art piece to express their understanding of the social, cultural and economic changes of the 1920s. 

  • Formative assessments are represented by a chevron (Learning Check Ins and Daily Check Ins).
  • Google Doc versions of all formative and summative assessments are in the tiles immediately after the digital versions. 
National Museum of American History
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Legacies of World War I

This playlist on the lessons and legacies of World War I is designed for self-guided learning with intermittent check-ins for middle school age students. The learning tasks are divided over five days, designed for 30-35 minutes per day, and build on each other. However, students are able to work on this playlist at their own pace. They will engage with primary and secondary sources as well as online exhibitions, videos, and written texts. Students can complete the tasks online by connecting through Google classroom for each formative and summative assessment.

By the end of the week, students will create a brief constructed response that expresses and uses evidence to support their argument about how World War I shaped the ensuing century in the United States. 

  • Formative assessments are represented by a chevron (Learning Check Ins and Daily Check Ins).
  • Google Doc versions of all formative and summative assessments are in the tiles immediately after the digital versions. 
National Museum of American History
83
 

MAKE IT: Picasso Rocks

Transform a rock into a colorful work of art inspired by Pablo Picasso’s vibrant and expressive portraits.

We want to see your creations! Share on social media @hirshhorn with #HirshhornInsideOut.

Time: 30–45 minutes | Skill Level: Beginner | Topic: Portraits


About HIRSHHORN KIDS at home

Want to be creative at home? Bring the joy of HIRSHHORN KIDS into your home with unique hands-on projects inspired by the artists in our collection. Projects are designed to keep kids of all ages engaged and interested in exploring art and making. New projects are released every week at HIRSHHORN KIDS at home and here on the Learning Lab.

HirshhornKidsAtHome
14
 

MAKE IT: A World in a Box

Use your imagination to construct your own three-dimensional box inspired by artist Joseph Cornell.

We want to see your creations! Share on social media @hirshhorn with #HirshhornInsideOut.

Time: 30–45 minutes | Skill Level: Intermediate | Topic: Imagination  


About HIRSHHORN KIDS at home

Want to be creative at home? Bring the joy of HIRSHHORN KIDS into your home with unique hands-on projects inspired by the artists in our collection. Projects are designed to keep kids of all ages engaged and interested in exploring art and making. New projects are released every week at HIRSHHORN KIDS at home and here on the Learning Lab.

HirshhornKidsAtHome
16
 

Pretend Robots

Objectives

  • Learn closely at a variety of fictional and toy robots
  • Compare and contrast a group of fictional and toy robots
  • Develop an understanding that people like to imagine different types of robots
  • Have the opportunity to create their own pretend robot using various household items
  • Think creatively and be inspired to wonder
Meredith Osborne
30
 

Strength vs Weight

This collection includes a design challenge that explores engineering concepts and the use of lightweight structures that are also strong. 

Students will explore the benefits of a lightweight, strong structure and build within parameters to meet a challenge. Strong, light structures are necessary in constructing buildings (especially in areas with extreme weather) as well as air and space craft. 

Keywords: #airandspace, National Air and Space Museum, NASM, keva plank, 

National Air and Space Museum Smithsonian
4
 

Reboot the Suit: Neil Armstrong's Spacesuit | STEM in 30

“That’s one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.” Astronaut Neil Armstrong spoke these famous words as he became the first person to walk on the Moon 50 years ago this July. His spacesuit, really a small spacecraft, allowed him to take this historic walk. Join STEM in 30 to learn about the research and conservation efforts that went into ensuring that this suit will last for generations to come.

National Air and Space Museum
23
 

Rock Me Like a Hurricane: The Science of Earth's Largest Storms

Have you ever wondered what happens inside the eye of a hurricane? Find out what it's like and why it is important to study these storms from space, the ground, and in an airplane. Join STEM in 30 as they experience hurricane force winds at the Liberty Science Center, fly into a hurricane with the US Air Force Hurricane Hunters and talk with Ginger Zee to learn about these massive storms.

National Air and Space Museum
22
 

Montana Landscape

Montana Landscape through pictures and paintings.

Kerri Ranta
7
 

Your Ticket to Space: Commercial Spaceflight

Orion, Dragon, and Starliner. These are not the names of mythical creatures, or far off vessels. These are the first line of commercial space vehicles ready to take humans to space in the near future. Will you get a ride? In this episode learn about commercial spaceflight and the rockets that will get them into space.

National Air and Space Museum
13
 

Hall Rees Davis submarine escape helmet

The Hall Rees submarine escape helmet was invented to meet the needs of early 20th century submarine warfare. It was used by the Royal Navy from 1910 until 1927 and was superseded by the Davis Submerged Escape Apparatus (DSEA). 

the_diving_museum
12
 

STEM in Real Life: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and More at the National Air and Space Museum

How does Science, Technology, Engineering and Math work in the real world? How can you learn about these subjects through artifacts at the National Air and Space Museum? Can you also learn about art, or music? Find the answers to all of these questions and more on this episode of STEM in 30. Teachers, tune in to this special, 50th episode of STEM in 30 to learn all about STEM in real life.

National Air and Space Museum
11
 

Is it Magic or is it Math? Math in the Aerospace Industry

What do designing aircraft, enlarging paintings, and running faster than the Wright Flyer all have in common? These things may all seem like feats of magic, but they all rely heavily on Math. Tune in to STEM in 30 to learn all about real world applications of Math, and learn a little magic along the way.

National Air and Space Museum
12
 

World War One: How the Great War Still Influences Today | STEM in 30

The Great War ended 100 years ago this November. Have you ever wondered what it was like to fly in a WWI aircraft, or what it was like to live back then? Find out the answers to those questions, and the wars impact on today on this episode of STEM in 30.

National Air and Space Museum
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