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Kansas Day at the Museum - Activities

Historic Craft Demonstrators

Take a step back in time as you learn about the low-tech life of the past.  Feel the softness of wool as you card it for spinning.  Talk to an American Indian flute maker. Watch woodcarvers turn a piece of wood into something exciting.  Throw the shuttle and pull back the beater as you weave on a loom. Learn about American Indians as you examine food grown from heritage seeds.  All this and more awaits you on Kansas Day!

Standards Based Activities

Explore a wide variety of hands-on activities created to correlate to the Kansas Academic Standards.  Many feature STEM activities.  Students will learn about Kansas as they do activities focusing on business and industry in Kansas.

  • Mapping Businesses in Kansas - Have fun combining a large floor map, mapping skills, and an assortment of objects.
  • Fold & Fly - Take a test flight with your own paper airplane and then use your engineering skills to improve its flight.
  • Kansas Coding - Use a alphabetic key and to write in binary code.
  • Manufacture Mania - Explore manufacturing and assembly lines through this relay race.
  • Can You Run a Ranch? -Dust off your math skills as you see what it takes to be a successful Kansas rancher.
  • I Spy Kansas - Use a scavenger hunt to explore the museum gallery.
  • The Answer is Blowing in the Wind - Explore the renewable energy in wind.
  • Thanks Farmers! - Explore the industrial uses of corn, wheat and soy.
  • Kansas Caching - Learn the basics of GPS and geocaching by playing the role of the GPS unit and the geocacher.
  • Rollin' on the River - Be your own boardgame piece as you take a journey on a steamboat, the semi-trailer truck of early Kansas.


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