The National Children's Museum

Through interactive exhibitions exploring science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM), National Children’s Museum is uniquely poised to develop young minds. Celebrating the joy of modern childhood, the Museum will spark curiosity and ignite creativity for children from birth to age 12 and engage the whole family.  

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Mindfulness and Me
Presented by: The National Children's Museum 

Students with strong self-awareness and management skills maximize their capacity for personal and academic growth. Design a marionette puppet that demonstrates the connection between your mind, feelings and actions. Practice being your best self with self-regulation strategies and perform stories about choice and change.
Date: January-March 2020; Monday-Friday
Time: 10:00am
Length of Event: 60-90 minutes
Location: The National Children's Museum, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC 20004
Content Area: Arts, Diversity, Social-Emotional
Learning Standards: DCPS Cornerstone Elementary Art - AR.02 Powerful Characters, Powerful Words; CASEL SEL Core Competencies: Self-Awareness and Self-Management; Common Core ELA Speaking and Listening: Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th
Ticket capacity: 300
 Mindfulness and Me

Drag Racing
Presented by: The National Children's Museum 

Discover the dynamic relationship between weight, friction and speed. Design your own car, manipulate a race track and then record the results of each race.
Date: January-March 2020; Monday-Friday
Time: 10:00am-11:30am (2 groups); 11:00am-12:30pm (1 group); 12:00pm-1:30pm (1 group)
Length of Event: 60-90 minutes
Location: The National Children's Museum, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC 20004
Content Area: Arts, Diversity, Social-Emotional
Learning Standards: DCPS Cornerstone Elementary Art - AR.02 Powerful Characters, Powerful Words; CASEL SEL Core Competencies: Self-Awareness and Self-Management; Common Core ELA Speaking and Listening: Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th
Ticket capacity: 300
 Drag Racing 

Data Detectives 
Presented by: The National Children's Museum 

How does data connect to our everyday lives? Investigate the types of data and collection methods that are hidden in plain sight within the museum. Identify the design and analytical decisions the Museum makes when communicating information in a visual form (like infographics). What inferences can we make and how do we identify statistical biases?
Date: January-March 2020; Monday-Friday
Time: 10:00am-11:30am (2 groups); 11:00am-12:30pm (1 group); 12:00pm-1:30pm (1 group)
Length of Event: 60-90 minutes
Location: The National Children's Museum, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC 20004
Content Area: Social Studies/ History/ Geography, Arts, Architecture/Urban Studies, Diversity, Social-Emotional
Learning Standards: CASEL Core SEL Competencies: Social Awareness and Relationship Skills; Common Core ELA Speaking and Listening Skills
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd
Ticket capacity: 300
 Data Detectives

Building Better Communities
Presented by: The National Children's Museum 

What does a community need to thrive? How can we improve ourselves and our actions? What can we do to make our community stronger and better? Sculpt a small clay city with recycled materials that reflects these ideals and roles.
Date: January-March 2020; Monday-Friday
Time: 10:00am-11:30am (2 groups); 11:00am-12:30pm (1 group); 12:00pm-1:30pm (1 group)
Length of Event: 60-90 minutes
Location: The National Children's Museum, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC 20004
Content Area: Social Studies/ History/ Geography, Arts, Architecture/Urban Studies, Diversity, Social-Emotional
Learning Standards: CASEL Core SEL Competencies: Social Awareness and Relationship Skills; Common Core ELA Speaking and Listening Skills
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd
Ticket capacity: 300
 Building Better Communities

Patterns and Predictions
Presented by: The National Children's Museum 

What is a pattern? How can we anticipate what comes next? Practice unpacking the patterns of ourselves, living things and inanimate objects to predict the future. During the Learning Lab, students will apply their understanding of binary options to create a wearable string of personally meaningful data.
Date: January-March 2020; Monday-Friday
Time: 10:00am-11:30am (2 groups); 11:00am-12:30pm (1 group); 12:00pm-1:30pm (1 group)
Length of Event: 60-90 minutes
Location: The National Children's Museum, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC 20004
Content Area: Math, Arts
Learning Standards:  Measurement and Data - Represent and interpret data
Grades: PreK, K, 1st, 2nd
Ticket capacity: 300
 Patterns and Predictions

Make it fly
Presented by: The National Children's Museum 

Rapid prototyping, experimentation, and recording results reveal the complexities of aerodynamics. By focusing on the weight and shape of your design, can you make an object fly in a wind tube?
Date: January-March 2020; Monday-Friday
Time: 10:00am-11:30am (2 groups); 11:00am-12:30pm (1 group); 12:00pm-1:30pm (1 group)
Length of Event: 60-90 minutes
Location: The National Children's Museum, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC 20004
Content Area: Science, Engineering
Learning Standards:  Cornerstone - Grade 1 ELA.02 - Take Flight/Aeronautical Engineer - Next Generation Science Standards - Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions + Engineering Design
Grades: PreK, K, 1st, 2nd
Ticket capacity: 300
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Head in the Clouds
Presented by: The National Children's Museum 

Daydreaming is encouraged as we imagine how clouds form, move and impact our environment. Learn about different types of clouds and their characteristics, altitude and weather implications. During the Learning Lab, students will create an artistic representation of a cloud using scientific observations to promote further observation and identification of the natural world. Lesson extensions include NASA GLOBE Clouds citizen science project.
Date: January-March 2020; Monday-Friday
Time: 10:00am-11:30am (2 groups); 11:00am-12:30pm (1 group); 12:00pm-1:30pm (1 group)
Length of Event: 60-90 minutes
Location: The National Children's Museum, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC 20004
Content Area: English/Literature, Math, Science, Arts
Learning Standards:  ELA Speaking and Listening (Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas) and Next Generation Science Standards Earth's Systems
Grades: PreK, K, 1st, 2nd
Ticket capacity: 300
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Climate Action Heroes
Presented by: The National Children's Museum 

Weather varies from day to day, but climate is the average of weather data over a period of time. Investigate how this pattern is changing and what we can do to protect our communities and the world. During the Learning Lab, students will ideate and prototype solutions for the frequent flooding of the Tidal Basin in Washington DC. Uncover the complex relationship between human behavior, climate change, structural engineering, economic drivers and budgetary constraints through this local and prominent case study.
Date: January-March 2020; Monday-Friday
Time: 10:00am-11:30am (2 groups); 11:00am-12:30pm (1 group); 12:00pm-1:30pm (1 group)
Length of Event: 90 Minutes
Location: The National Children's Museum, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC 20004
Content Area: Social Studies/ History/ Geography, Civics/Government, Science, Architecture/Urban Studies, Engineering
Learning Standards: Grade 3 ELA.05 - Habitat Heroes/Living World + Grade 3 ELA.22 - Washington, D.C.: It’s Right Outside my Door Next Generation Science Standards: Weather and Climate + Earth and Human Activity
Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th
Ticket capacity: 300
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