Educator Guides

Kids on a field trip walking up the front steps of The Franklin Institute.

A trip to The Franklin Institute provides a wide variety of learning opportunities for students. The following list presents the connections between exhibits and learning standards.

  • New! Circus!

    The Art of the Brick

  • Curriculum Connections

    A visit to Your Brain allows students at all grade levels to encounter devices and activities that present concepts related to life science.

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  • The Train Factory

    Curriculum Connections

    A visit to The Train Factory exhibit allows students at all grade levels to encounter devices and activities that present concepts related to exploration of locomotion and train construction. Physical forces, such as magnetism and steam propulsion are also presented. Students will also encounter content to illustrate how technology can help to solve problems.

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  • Curriculum Connections

    A visit to the Changing Earth exhibit allows students at all grade levels to encounter devices and activities that present concepts related to earth science.

      K-4 5-8 9-12
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  • Curriculum Connections

    A visit to the Amazing Machine exhibit allows students at all grade levels to encounter devices and activities that present concepts related to physical science.

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  • Curriculum Connections

    A visit to the Electricity exhibit allows students at all grade levels to encounter devices and activities that present concepts related to physical science.

      K-4 5-8 9-12
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  • Sports Challenge

    Curriculum Connections

    A visit to the Sports Challenge exhibit allows students at all grade levels to encounter devices and activities that present concepts related to life science and physical science.

      K-4 5-8 9-12
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    The Sports Challenge exhibit will close for refurbishment on April 13, 2015. Check back for details about the all-new Sports exhibit set to open in October 2015.

  • The Franklin Air Show

    Curriculum Connections

    A visit to The Franklin Air Show exhibit allows students at all grade levels to encounter devices and activities that present concepts related to physical science.

      K-4 5-8 9-12
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    Earth & Space Science &circle& &circle& &circle&
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    Personal & Social Perspectives &circle& &circle& &circle&
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  • Sir Isaac's Loft

    Curriculum Connections

    A visit to Sir Isaac's Loft allows students at all grade levels to encounter devices and activities that present concepts related to physical science.

      K-4 5-8 9-12
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  • Curriculum Connections

    A visit to The Giant Heart exhibit allows students at all grade levels to encounter devices and activities that present concepts related to life science.

      K-4 5-8 9-12
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  • KidScience

    Curriculum Connections

    A visit to the KidScience exhibit allows early-elementary students to encounter devices and activities that present concepts related to earth and physical science.

      K-4 5-8 9-12
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  • Space Command

    Curriculum Connections

    A visit to Space Command allows students at all grade levels to encounter devices and activities that present concepts related to physical science, space science, and technology.

      K-4 5-8 9-12
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