Shared by Carol McCulley, MEF Board Member
The Evergreen Air & Space Museum is a great place to study science. On their way to the areas in which they will study sound & light or test the robots they built, the students enter the main hall of the museum, which has all kinds of airplanes including the Spruce Goose. Some are even hanging from the ceiling. Students can ascend the stairs to see them up close and from a different perspective.
The 1st graders study how sound and light travel. They get very excited when they rub their hands on the edges of bowls of water just right and the bowls begin to “sing” and the water begins to “dance.” I have gone on these field trips to Evergreen and helped the students see the connection between their rubbing the bowls and the movement of the water and the sounds and why it happens. The excitement is infectious.