Educational Resources

Museum learning can take place in the galleries, in the classroom or at home with friends and family! These resources will enhance or further your educational experiences.


Self-Guided Resources

Use these resources as you visit the galleries on your own. You are welcome to customize them for your own use. Please use only pencils when writing in the galleries (no pens).


At Home or School

Museum Virtual Tours

  • Be sure to check out the Toyota Interactive Museum Experience! click here

Science

Super Saturday Resources

The fourth Saturday of every month is designated a Super Saturday — a day full of crafts, activities and challenges that have a different theme each time. These resources are what we discover when we prepare for the events, and we encourage you to continue the fun before and after each Super Saturday.

Many of the links below are from non-museum affiliated websites. The Museum is not responsible for their content.

Come to the Dark Side (October 25, 2014)

  • NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day – click here
  • Meteor craters by Geology.com – click here
  • Polymers by Science Kids – click here
  • Slime recipe – Microsoft Publisher version, PDF version
  • Wikipedia article on polymers – click here
  • Information about glow-in-the-dark by Howstuffworks – click here
  • Nocturnal animals by BBC Nature – click here
  • Sculpture education resources by the J. Paul Getty Museum – click here
  • 501st Legion: Vader’s First – click here

Bubbles! (November 22, 2014)

  • Lots of bubble resources from the Exploratorium – click here
  • The science behind bubbles from Kids Discover – click here
  • Bubble activities from About.com – click here
  • Interesting bubble facts from Popular Science – click here
  • Bubble art from eHow.com – click here
  • More bubble art ideas from Artful Kids – click here

The Best of Super Saturday 2014 (December 27, 2014)

  • Information from the US Postal Service on how to send mail to troops overseas – click here
  • Learn about a famous Egyptian papyrus book through The Fitzwilliam Museum website – click here
  • Four different methods to make codes and ciphers from WikiHow – click here

Museum Motion with 4C Play & Learn (January 24, 2015)

  • 4C Play & Learn website – click here
  • A great explanation of the physics of motion from Physics4Kids.com – click here
  • Rotational motion demonstration from PhET – click here

Building Big with Southwest Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Indiana Section (February 28, 2015)

  • Engineering projects for kids from Instructables.com – click here
  • On-line engineering games from PBS Kids – click here

Senses (March 28, 2015)

More resources coming soon!

Exhibition Resources

Winning Them All: Evansville Aces 1964 – 1965 (January 25 – April 19, 2015)

  • Wikipedia article on the 1965 NCAA College Division Men’s Basketball Tournament – click here

On Nature’s Terms: The Wilderness Paintings of Thomas Paquette (December 14 – March 8, 2015)

Thomas Paquette’s website – Click here

  • “Arriving at Color: Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness painting by Thomas Paquette” – Watch the video here

Eat Well, Play Well (October 12 – January 11, 2015)

  • Resources, activities and games prepared by OMSI – Click here

Through the Eye of the Needle – Fabric of Survival (September 7 – November 30, 2014)

  • Art and Remembrance website – Click here
    • Art and Remembrance Teaching Tools – Click here
  • Through the Eye of the Needle – The Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz documentary – Click here
  • CYPRESS Committee To Promote Respect in Schools website – Click here
  • Yad Vashem website – Click here

Painting Indiana III: Heritage of Place (July 27 – September 21, 2014)

  • Indiana Plein Air Painters website – Click here

Working Together (July 13 – August 24)

  • Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana website – Click here

Youtube Videos

The Evansville Museum has a variety of resources available on its Youtube page. Click here to view them.

Koch Immersive Theater Resources

Back to the Moon for Good (August 31, 2014 – January 4, 2015)

  • Google Lunar X Prize website – Click here

Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure (July 13 – December 6, 2014)

  • National Geographic website – Click here

One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure (Through December 28, 2014)

  • Sesame Street website – Click here

Toyota Interactive Museum Experience 

A guest in a gallery using a smart phone to view a TIME video

The TIME Project

The TIME Project features videos during which Museum docents, curators and visiting artists discuss works of art or historical artifacts.

The videos can be enjoyed online by clicking here or in the Museum galleries by scanning QR codes with a smart device. Smart devices are available to borrow at the Museum’s welcome desk (with a valid ID).

The TIME project was made possible thanks to a $30,000 grant awarded by Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana and a partnership between the Evansville Museum, Ivy Tech Community College, the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation and the Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center. Click here to learn more about the project.

Click here to access the educator’s guide with tips, suggestions and activities on how to use the TIME Project in your classroom.

The Evansville Museum would appreciate feedback on your use of the TIME Project. Please consider taking one of the surveys below:

  • Guest survey (visting on-line or at the Museum) – click here
  • Educator survey – click here

Alcoa Foundation Outdoor Classroom

Click here to access the resources related to the Aloca Foundation Outdoor Classroom.

The Evansville Museum offers numerous programs for educational groups visiting the Alcoa Foundation Outdoor Classroom. Click here to learn more about educational visit.

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Additional Resources (Non-Museum Affiliated)

Many of these links are from non-museum affiliated websites. The Museum is not responsible for their content.

Art

  • Art Smart: Indiana – Click here
  • Smarthistory presented by Khan Academy – Click here

History

  • Indiana Historical Society website – click here
  • History Channel’s “This Day in History” – click here
  • Evansville Public Library’s Newsbank Evansville Historical Newspaper Collection – Click here

Science

  • PhET Interactive Simulations – Click here
  • Rader’s Chem4Kids.com – Click here
  • NASA’s website – Click here

Comments and suggestions for educational resources may be sent to Karen Malone, Curator of Education, at karen@emuseum.org.