Staying Connected with JMM
Staying Connected with JMM: Educator Newsletter
At JMM, we are committed to providing resources to support your students as you adjust to distance learning this spring. We are here to help as you develop unique ways to connect with your students.
If you have thoughts on more ways we can support you, please reach out any time!
Scrap Yard: Innovators of Recycling
Many of you had planned to bring your students to our special exhibit, Scrap Yard: Innovators of Recycling, to explore the history of the scrap recycling industry and the people involved. As part of our digital offerings, we’ve put together a few extra experiences for students related to this original exhibit:
For younger students, here’s a Blue’s-Clues-style series with Museum Educator Marisa Shultz exploring the Scrap Yard exhibit talking about what is recycling, who was historically involved, and how recycling is sorted. These short videos are a great way to get students thinking about how they can promote recycling at home and in their community. Plus, inspire them with a design-your-own poster experience!
Looking to engage more mature students? Check out our Visitor Services Coordinator Talia Makowsky’s series Talia’s Tour Highlights.
We also have a whole website dedicated to learning more about Scrap Yard. From a breakdown of recyclable materials and their uses to an in-depth glossary of scrap vocabulary (and slang!) to the stories of Scrappers past and present, told in their own words, our Scrap Yard website is a wealth of resources.
Jews in Space
Be a part of our Jews in Space: Members of the Tribe in Orbit exhibit!
Calling all scholars! What would you bring with you to space? Why?
Astronauts living and working on the International Space Station can bring a Personal Preference Kit (PPK) into space with them. This Kit is used to carry their personal belongings. These Kits have size and weight restrictions – just like a suitcase you use for vacations.
Ask your students to imagine they are getting ready for a trip into space.
What would you choose to bring with you?
Maybe something to entertain you – a favorite book, perhaps?
A favorite food or drink?
Maybe something that reminds you of your family?
Something to represent your culture? Something to practice your religion?
Remind them: space is limited so they can only choose 5 things to fit in their PPK!
We invite your students to create an artwork inspired by their choices!
Follow the directions found here and submit student artwork to potentially be included in our upcoming special exhibit Jews in Space: Members of the Tribe in Orbit on display during the 2020-2021 school year!
Looking for other hands-on activities related to space?
Check out our Wondernauts website.
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