"To think, to know, to be, is not all -- but to live to act, and be helpers in the world, is our high destiny."
- Rebecca Mitchell (1834-1908), founder of the first school in Eagle Rock (now Idaho Falls)
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Want to make the most of your group visit? The Museum of Idaho now offers an enhanced field trip experience including hands-on lessons taught by professional educators.
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Designed for Pre-K through K, this Guide simply asks little explorers to check off close up pictures as they find them in a game of Eye Spy that will take them through the exhibition. The hands on exhibits will engage and excite them as they explore the concept of Cause and Effect. Designed to be printed back to back and folded in half.
(No key necessary)
Designed for 1st through 5th grades, this Guide asks elementary explorers to find the source of close up pictures in a game of Eye Spy that will take them through the exhibition. They are then asked to label the machine and think of a way it could be used. This should get them thinking of connections to today as well as how they were used in the past. Designed to be printed back to back and folded in half.
(Key is provided as the third page of this file)
Designed for 6th through 12th grades, this Guide goes deeper into the STEM connections and engages students on a higher level with the exhibits while still guiding them through the exhibition in an interesting way. Designed to be printed back to back and folded in half.
(Key Provided as separate file below)
Click HERE to view the key.
CLICK HERE to access this lesson plan.
Explore early Idaho Falls through our Eagle Rock exhibit! Click HERE to view.
Explore local books about local Idaho history that have been provided by archive.org
Click on resources below to view individually
- Beautiful Bonneville, county of contrasts
Click on resources below to view individually
- Banana Benders
- Flour Box Volcano
- Geologic Map of Idaho-click HERE and HERE to view
- GPS Activities
- GPS Games
- Hotspot Activity
- Identify Rocks
- Margarine Mountains
- Regional Metamorphism
- Rock Game
- Rock, Rattle and Roll
- Rocks of the Eastern Idaho Mountains
- See-how-they-run: Lava Activity
- Valley in 30 Seconds
- Yellowstone Hotspot
Add historical photos of Idaho Falls to your educational lessons. Open
Explore how Idaho Falls waded through the struggles of powering an expanding city. Click HERE to view
Discover Steampunk Student Gallery Guide
Build a robot with this simple lesson. Design it into a dinosaur robot for extra Dinosaurs in Motion fun! Click HERE to view.
You can find pre-visit, post-visit, and during your visit activities in this guide for younger students. Activities are easily adaptable for many learning abilities and are aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards. Click HERE to view.
You can find pre-visit, post-visit, and during your visit activities in this guide for older students. Activities are easily adaptable for many learning abilities and are aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards. Click HERE to view.
Help Dr. Frankenstein design and build a new laboratory. Click on the link below.
Help Dr. Frankenstein create a healthy, new lung for his monster. Click below.
Explore Idaho through its historical markers! Click HERE to view.
Mix art and paleontology with these printable dinosaur origami sheets! Click HERE to view.
Design a moving dinosaur with this lesson from LEGO education. Click HERE to view.
Learn about the ocean layers and build a model with this activity. Click on the link below.
Use your math skills design a Steampunk themed table top. Click on the link below.
Bring learning to life in your own classroom!
- Space Kit 2017: Explore SPACE with hands-on materials and lessons from the 2017 NISE network's Explore Earth and Space Toolkit.
- Space Kit 2018: Explore SPACE with hands-on materials and lessons from the 2018 NISE network's Explore Earth and Space Toolkit.
- Adaptations: Explore the ways that animals and plants adapt to Idaho's environment through hands-on games and lessons.
- GPS & Compass: Explore GPS and Compass technology through hands-on lessons with our set of 10, easy to use Garmin etrex devices and our set of 10, Coghlan's Deluxe Map Compasses.
- Conservation: Explore the importance of animal, plant, and environmental conservation through hands-on materials.
- Idaho Falls History: Explore Idaho Falls History through historic photographs, science experiments, and more!
- Code Invent! Computer Science in Your Classroom: This kit includes unplugged activities as well as 12 Makey Makeys and 12 Raspberry Pi kits along with a multitude of lesson plans and modules to get your classroom inventing! This trunk provided by generous grants from Cross Charitable Trust and the Idaho STEM Action Center.
- DIY: The Museum of Idaho has a large collection of skulls, shells, and fossils for educational use. Design your own discovery trunk with these materials!