The museum’s school visit program connects the historical and engineering aspects of the Massachusetts Education Frameworks to a museum tour and innovation activities. Participating in our program helps prepare your students for the Science and Technology/Engineering MCAS exam.
Our school visit program can be geared toward students in all grades. Prior to your visit, you will receive a pre-visit packet that will introduce students to the American Industrial Revolution, the history of Waltham, and the museum. The packet will include reading materials and lesson plans for the class as well as an activity that can be done in class or at home.
During your museum visit, your students will tour the galleries and discuss hydropower as they walk along the Charles River. As an option, your students will meet in the amphitheater to work on a problem-solving activity of your choice from our Young Inventors Program (an extra charge applies). Your students will learn about the history of the Industrial Revolution and it’s development here in Waltham and how Francis Cabot Lowell used the natural power of the falls to run the factor, connecting the innovations in the past with the efforts toward “green” engineering and advancements today.
The museum’s school visit program immerses your students in the world of historical innovation, engaging them to think critically and observe processes, and to challenge their creative powers of innovation. We want them to “view the past and see the future.”
Please call Elln Hagney at 781-893-5410 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange your visit and discuss pre-visit strategies.