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Content provided by i.d.e.a. Museum

 

Bring the Art of the Story exhibition to your learning environment!  This virtual guided tour program provides all of the elements of an i.d.e.a. Museum exhibition guided tour: virtual tour of art exhibition, artwork viewing and discussion, 5  “stops” with hands-on activities including an art-making activity, interactive video presented by our Gallery Educators, and materials and supplies you will need. Program is aligned with AZ Academic Standards. Access the program content. 

Content provided by Arizona Museum of Natural History

 

Kits that contain fossil replicas and artifacts available for check-out, enabling you to bring the Arizona Museum of Natural History to your classroom. Kits will contain a mix of objects, along with background information and inquiry-based activities for your students to complete. Access the program content. 

Content provided by Mesa Arts Center

 

Have Grammy award winning cellist, Zuill Bailey virtually perform and visit your classroom or community center. These 45-minute virtual “informances” will provide a dynamic experience for your students, as renowned cellist, Zuill Bailey guides them through classical music plus a Q&A. To schedule your virtual Zuill engagement please complete the Zuill Bailey Engagement Request Form on the Classical Music Inside Out page. Access the program content.      

 

 

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Content provided by Mesa Arts Center

 

Mesa Arts Center is pleased to celebrate Día de los Muertos — virtually! Día de los Muertos is a celebration of Latin American Art and culture related to the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead. This virtual education guide will provide learning opportunities for your students to learn more about Día de los Muertos complete with activities and videos. Access the program content. 

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Content provided by Arizona Museum of Natural History

 

Join the Arizona Museum of Natural History’s Curator of Paleontology, Dr. Robert McCord, as he takes your class on a tour of Dino Hall. The video will connect to several standards for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade while highlighting unique pieces in our gallery and collections. This tour can be used as a standalone experience but was also designed to serve as an introduction for our Dino Hall Gallery Resources (class lessons and activities). Access the program content. 

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Content provided by Arizona Museum of Natural History

 

Fossil Detectives introduces students to fossil specimens from our collection at the Arizona Museum of Natural History. Learn about what paleontologists do, what fossils are, how they formed and put on detective hats to practice observation and inference skills. Resources include educator background information, a pre-recorded lesson plan, activity video, worksheets, and activities. All materials align to 4thgrade Arizona state science standards. Access the program content. 

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Content provided by Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum 

 

Guide students in the discovery and discussion of innovative expressions using traditional methods of creating crafts. This curriculum encourages students to use observation, experimentation and critical thinking to make connections between the visual arts and their daily lives. Access the program content. 

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Content provided by Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum 


Art activities that tie in with selected artworks-art standards main focus. Access the program content. 

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Content provided by Arizona Museum of Natural History

 

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Students will get a behind the scenes look at the gallery 75,000,000 BC to see what goes into designing sculptures of prehistoric life at the Arizona Museum of Natural History. We will explore how science informs the artistic process to ensure that our galleries are not only beautiful but accurate! Resources include educator background information, a pre-recorded lesson plan, activity video and worksheets and activities. All materials align to 3rd, 4th and 5th grade Arizona state science and visual art standards.

Content provided by Arizona Museum of Natural History

 

Science of Sauropods introduces students to the Camarasaurus skeleton featured in Dino Hall at the Arizona Museum of Natural History. Take a closer look at these giant sauropods as we explore concepts of natural selection, adaptation and join us for a dinosaur engineering challenge! Resources include educator background information, a pre-recorded lesson plan, worksheets, and activities. All materials align to 5th grade Arizona state science standards. Access the program content. 

Sauropod skeleton

Content provided by Mesa Arts Center

 

Recycle your trash into a beautiful art installation for your home. Choose to complete one or all four of these simple art activities as a class or family. These art activities provide the perfect opportunity to discuss and learn more about 2D & 3D shapes, colors, desert climate, and recycling. Access the program content. 

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