Thank you for joining us for the Museum on the Move On-Demand Virtual Classes! For this modality of virtual lessons you will not need to schedule a class. The platform we are using for our Utah state core curriculum-aligned On-Demand Classes is Nearpod. Nearpod is a simple-to-use online teaching program that provides interactive activities to students and complete reports of their progress and responses to teachers.
Museum on the Move On Demand Instructions
We will provide you with a link to a copy of our Nearpod lesson. If you do not have a Nearpod account yet, you will need to create one to use the class as an instructor. It is really easy to create the account, especially if you have a Google account, and you can use it for free. UEN has a partnership with Nearpod; therefore, Utah teachers from all the school districts have access to a licensed Nearpod account.
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Your students will explore pictures and 3D models of artifacts and specimens from the Natural History Museum of Utah's collections and learn more about science and engineering!
Questions? Email Mariana Alliatti Joaquim.
Please click on the topic of your choice down below and you will be directed to another page with more information:
Problem Solving in Place: Utah’s People and Culture
Understand how geography affects the ways people live in an environment and how the objects made by Utah’s tribes utilizing natural resources have specific functions that solve survival problems. Identify and make a plan to solve some problems yourself, and develop a deeper understanding of Utah’s people and culture that have been here for hundreds of years.
- Longer version: This option includes enhanced images and activities, making it a larger file that requires a Nearpod licensed account to access.
- Shorter version: This version covers the same content as the longer version, but it is a little shorter and is suitable for Nearpod free accounts.
Structure, Function, Survival!
The body parts, or structures, of animals and plants are what help them get food to function. In order to survive, animals and plants need the right structures to help them function in their habitat. This class is an excellent review of the vocabulary and topics in SEEd Standard 4.1.1 and includes post-activity prompts to explore 3D models and videos to encourage further learning.
Step into the shoes of a paleontologist and unravel the mystery of the unknown fossil. Observe the skull and the skeleton of the mystery fossil and infer the fossil’s lifestyle based on its structures. You will also compare the mystery fossil to modern animal bones to deduce the fossil’s closest relatives. Finally, you will look at the rock layers the fossil came from to deduce its identity. Be prepared to keep an open mind on the fossil’s identity as new evidence arises. This class emphasizes SEEd Standard 4.1.3.