The Museum Maker outreach kit provides students with resources and tips to create classroom exhibitions or heritage fair projects. The kit is aligned with the Applied Design, Skills and Technology curriculum for kindergarten to grade nine.
Museum Maker Outreach Kit
How to order
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The kits are available for loan to schools, homeschools, museums and clubs in BC. The cost is $75 plus applicable taxes for a two-week loan. A limited number of kits are available, so plan accordingly.
What’s in the kit?
The kit includes maker supplies such as fabric and hot glue guns as well as museum must-haves such as numbered blocks, sign holders and templates for plinths. The kit also includes an educator’s resource guide with lesson plans for ideating, making and sharing.
The kit is intended to
- Help students to think critically and problem-solve
- Encourage creative thinking and cooperation
- Develop perspective-taking skills by encouraging makers to consider their audience
- Demonstrate communication skills
Before you use the kit
Review the resource guide and plan your activity. You can add additional activities to support the Applied Design, Skills and Technology curriculum based on your needs.
Using the kit
When the kit arrives, check that everything on the list is in the box. We encourage your students to use the materials in ways that reduce waste, for example by folding the fabric instead of cutting it, tracing out the templates on recycled paper or cardboard, or repurposing materials. If you run out of a particular item while using the kit, or if anything is damaged, please let us know so we can attend to it.