Bring the museum to you by video conferencing with Carnegie Museum of Natural History!Use technology in the classroom to make scientists and museum experts a part of your lesson plan. Students can ask experts questions about fossils, learn about ancient civilizations, and more without piling on a big yellow bus. Your students can listen to and interact with our paleontologists, archeologists, and museum scientists from the comfort of the classroom. Before the video conference, our educators send kits with accompanying hands-on activities to schools make these video conferencing lesson plans uniquely interactive. This innovative teacher resource lets educators bring technology in the classroom to help educate a new generation of digital learners.
Lesson Plan Options
Ever wonder how ancient people lived? In this video conferencing session, students will discover how archaeologists unearth artifacts using real scientific techniques and tools, and determine how the artifacts were used. Learn about ancient people with new technology in the classroom! Participate in a mock dig along with our museum expert.
Bring the world of paleontology to your classroom through a video conference with a dinosaur expert from Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Investigate how fossils are formed and then learn how our paleontologists dig for fossils and what tools they use. Following the lecture, prepare your own fossil to keep.
Meet the Expert
Conducting science presentations or experiments? Why not stream in a museum expert to add to the fun? Our staff offers professional science guidance and questioning that enhances the science learning at your site. (Topics include: arctic life, ancient Egypt, bats, groundhogs, owls, and rocks and minerals)
Required Technology in the Classroom
- Highspeed internet connection
- PC or Mac computer
- LCD Screen, overhead projector, or SmartBoard
- USB web camera
- Computer speakers and microphone or a USB speakerphone
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