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Standards-Based Outreach Programs

The Iron Hill Museum & Science Center Outreach Programs are designed for groups of 30 (one class) per presentation, and can be scheduled for up to seven classes per day. Museum Educators can go from class to class or, if possible, we can set up in one room and the students can come to us. If it is necessary to move from one class to another, please provide a cart to transport specimens and allow time for setup before each presentation.

Our programs focus on earth science, archaeology, Native American studies, natural history, and paleontology as they relate to Delaware and the region.

To book an outreach, please call 302-368-5703 or email director@ironhill-museum.org. The cost is $3.50 per student, plus a small $15 travel fee to visit your site.

Current Standards-Based Outreach Programs available are:

Rocks are Weird

This program brings some amazing hands-on specimens to your classroom. Emphasis is on properties that lead to the identification of rocks and minerals. Includes an awesome display of fluorescent minerals.
Subject

Science

Standard

Two

Three

Five

Title

Materials & their Properties

Energy & its Effects

Earth’s Dynamic Systems

Grade Level

Pre-K to 5th

Pre-K to 5th

Pre-K to 5th


 

Lenni Lenape Life

See and touch artifacts, tools, and toys used by the Lenape. These are worked into a discussion of lifeways and the people who used and produced them.
Subject
Geography
Standard
Two
Three
Four
Title
Environment
Places
Regions
Grade Level
K to 5th
K to 5th
K to 5th
History One
Two
Three
Four
Chronology
Analysis
Interpretation
Content
K to 5th
K to 5th
K to 5th
K to 5th

 

Dinosaurs in Delaware?

Hands-on program focusing on prehistoric life in our area. Kids get to see and touch fossils and replicas including dinosaur bone, prehistoric teeth, and much more. Learn about fossils and their formation.
Subject
Science
Standard
Five
Six
Title
Earth’s Dynamic Systems
Life Processes
Grade Level
K to 5th
K to 5th

 

The Earth Beneath Your Feet

A great introduction to geology, archaeology, and paleontology. An educator visits on five separate days with hands-on specimens and interpretation. Because this takes place over five days, the travel fee is $30. The cost per student is the same, but is per day.

Whose Trash is it Anyway?

Learn about nonrenewable natural resources and the impact of recycling. Program format includes presentation followed by a game show hosted by Bobby Degradable, in which students actively reinforce what they have learned in a crazy, fun setting. FREE to Delaware schools, this program is funded by a grant from Delaware Division of Natural Resources’ Air and Waste Management division.
Subject
Science
Standard
TBD
Title
TBD
Grade Level
3rd to 8th

The Bug Lady

A great introduction to entomology. The Bug Lady brings mounted specimens showing the life cycles, metamorphoses, and survival mechanisms of the insect world.
Subject
Science
Standard
TBD
Title
TBD
Grade Level
Pre-K to 3rd

 

One Room Schoolhouse

Our newest program! Students will learn what it was like for African Americans to go to school in Delaware in the early 1920s. The program uses artifacts, primary and secondary documents, photographs, oral histories, and role playing to bring the Iron Hill African American school to life within their own classroom. We have two versions of this program, which are split in to lengths. We have a one day outreach which gives the basics, and we have a five day, which goes into detail with a different topic each day. Special pricing applies to the 5 day program – please call for details.
Subject
TBD
Standard
TBD
Title
TBD
Grade Level
TBD