Information for Teachers
- Education Guide
- Bring Your Students to Us
- Bring ISSHM to Your Location (SHOW)
Grants for Education
- ▸ MERCK Grant--6th Grade Science
- ▸ PNC Preschool Science Grant
Special Areas of Interest
- ▸ STEM @ ISSHM
- Homeschool Days
- Preschool Science Says
- Public Programs
- Summer Camps
Science & History Workshops
We are excited to now offer science and history workshops. Workshops are designed to enhance the learning experience by enabling participants to create a detailed project within a longer program time period.
SOAR With Physics – Rocket out of this world! We will start with our Phenomenal Physics program to explain all about Newton’s Law of Motion and then move outside for our very own rocket launch! The rocket launch will require space in a field and is weather dependent. This workshop requires 100 participants, is 1 1/2 hours in duration, and is designed for students ages 7 and up. The cost is $225.00.
Blast Off--Rockets! – We are getting down to basic aeronautics. Students will spend time building their own rocket as they learn about airspeed, nosecones, wing fins, and more. The playground will become a launch pad as we let our rockets fly. Different rocket packages are available. This workshop requires 30 participants, is 1 1/2 to 2 hours in duration, and is designed for students ages 6 and up. The pricing is as follows:
Air Rockets - $130.00 Engine Rockets - Priced per student
Trebuchets and Physics: It’s War – The trebuchet was the ultimate artillery weapon of the Medieval period and early Renaissance. It is a large, unwieldy machine used by armies with a foundation in physics able to lob great weights over castle walls and onto its inhabitants. Students will work in pairs to build their own trebuchet and use physics to create the ultimate war machine. This program requires 30 participants, lasts two hours in duration, and is designed for students ages 11 and up. The cost is $300.00.
Spinning and Loom Weaving – Everyone will learn to weave on our 100 year old barn loom to make a rag rug while our staff demonstrates how a spinning wheel works. Students will begin their own project on their backstrap loom to go home with them. This program requires 30 participants, is two hours in duration, and is designed for students ages 10 and up. The cost is $300.00. Only offered at the museum.
Hex Bugs Maze
Wind Turbines – coming soon!