Exhibit Resources for Educators

Let us help you get the most out of your field trip! Check out our exhibit resources for help with:

  • Chaperone Guide: Click here to download a chaperone guide, complete with activities that can act as a scavenger hunt and improve your day!
  • Planning your itinerary
  • Prepping students on what to notice during their visit
  • Activities and experiments that you can do in the classroom before and after your trip
  • Additional information that students might have missed during their visit
  • Making cross-curricular connections – many activities may pertain to learning areas other than science
  • Check out our two-stories-tall “neural network” for an inside look at how the brain processes information. Other activities and devices demonstrate life sciences concepts related to the brain.

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    Download the Your Brain Exhibit Research Sheet to aid your students’ exploration of the exhibit.

  • On your mark, get set, learn! A visit to SportsZone allows students at all grade levels to get their entire bodies into the act of physical science education.

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    The Train Factory

    Take a ride in a real moving train engine car while learning about locomotion, magnetism and steam propulsion.

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  • Volcanoes, shifting tectonic plates, and changing weather are only a few things that keep our planet in a state of flux. 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.

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    Choose from two Changing Earth Exhibit Research Sheets to aid your students’ exploration of the exhibit.

  • Use pulleys, levers and gadgets galore to explore physical science concepts related to how machines work.

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    Download the Amazing Machine Exhibit Research Sheet to aid your students’ exploration of the exhibit.

  • Get zapped (literally) in this hair-raising (again, yes, literally) attraction.

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    The Franklin Air Show

    Sit in a cockpit, make your own plane, and find out about flying objects of all sorts. Adventure is in the air in this exhibit!

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    Sir Isaac's Loft

    It’s a playground of experimentation! Falling objects, chain reactions, and optical illusions demonstrate Newton’s Laws.

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    The Giant Heart

    A visit to The Franklin Institute isn’t complete without a walk through our Giant Heart.

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    Space Command

    Get a taste of space exploration while keeping your feet on the ground.

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    Download the Space Command Exhibit Research Sheet to aid your students’ exploration of the exhibit.