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Homeschool Field Trip Days – Springtime STEM

April 17, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Free – $6.00

Join us at the Cleveland History Center every third Wednesday of the month from September through May for our Homeschool Field Trip Days!  Get hands-on with our exciting and immersive School & Youth programs, and then explore all that our museum has to offer – including our Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel!

Each month, we will offer a different theme, containing programs that cover standards-based learning objectives using our museum’s vast collection of primary sources.  Participation certificates and portfolio material will be distributed to all participants.  Families are encouraged to attend and participate alongside the students. Each month will contain programming for four separate age groups (3-5, 6-8, 9-12, and 13+) to ensure age-appropriate program content.

Want to make a day of it?  We also offer a space for your family to eat lunch at no additional charge!  If you are interested in bringing lunch, please let us know when making your reservation.



Students: $6 each

(Booking minimum: 10 students per grade level)

Parents: Free

Siblings 2 and Under: Free

Parking: $5/car flat rate

Two carousel tokens per person are included with each admission, so make time after the program to take a spin!

Please note that advance payment is required in order to reserve your spot. Reservations may be made below (click here) or by calling 216-721-5722 x1502.

April 17, 2019: Springtime STEM

Spring into STEM at the Cleveland History Center! Students will examine our cars, planes, and even the Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel to learn the core concepts of science, math, and technology through hands-on activities in the museum galleries.


Age 3-5: Setting the World in Motion STEM

Using the Crawford Auto Aviation Museum as inspiration, design a car and learn about force, motion, and graphing. Students will work in groups and construct their cars before testing them for distance on the Gravity Ramp.


Age 6-8: Setting the World in Motion STEM

Using the Crawford Auto Aviation Museum as inspiration, design a car and learn about force, motion, and graphing. Students will work in groups and construct their cars before testing them for distance on the Gravity Ramp.


Age 9-12: Carousel Math

Using our Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel, students will learn the history of carousels and then become carousel designers! Students will use their knowledge of geometry to find the radius, circumference, and area of the carousel to find out, theoretically, how many horses will fit on the Euclid Beach Grand Carousel. After discovering an approximate number, they will create a class scale model using origami!  At least one carousel ride is included with the program.


Age 13+: Carousel Physics

Become an amusement park engineer! Students will use their knowledge of physics to calculate the speed of the carousel and how many rotations it makes in one ride. Students will also look at how centrifugal and centripetal forces affect objects while identifying both potential and kinetic energy.

Additional Options for High School Students

Available every month upon request. Please call 216-721-5722 x1502 or email education@wrhs.org if you are interested in scheduling these specialty experiences.


Research Library Experience

Custom programs using WRHS collections can be arranged in the Research Library. Possible topics include Cleveland history, the study of family history, researching the history of a neighborhood, and more, upon request. (Scheduling based upon availability of Library staff. Advance booking required.)


History Day Information & Skills Workshops

Interested in competing in the 2019 Region 3 Ohio History Day? Our staff is ready to help you prepare your projects and sharpen your research skills! Whether you are a past competitor or new to the program this year, we welcome you to come learn what History Day is all about!


What is National History Day?

Bring Region 3 History Day staff into your classroom to introduce students to this months-long research project and to give tips for success. We’ll address a broad overview of the program, including brainstorming potential topics for the theme, explaining the thesis and bibliography requirements, and answering any questions about the competition.


REV Up One-on-One Consultations

Visit History Day staff members for one-on-one consultations about your students’ projects.  A staff member will spend 15-20 minutes with each individual or group entry to help them refine their thesis, brainstorm research plans, and strategize how to turn that research into a substantial project.


“You Be the Judge!”

Learn how History Day judging works so that you can plan your project to meet the judges’ high standards.  Students will analyze real History Day projects from past competitions using the official National History Day judging criteria, and then reflect on how projects go from “Good” to “Excellent” to “Superior.” Students may also ask questions about the rules or their own projects-in-progress.


Navigating Primary Sources

Students will analyze and evaluate primary sources from the collections of the Cleveland History Center.  Through this interactive workshop, students learn the difference between primary and secondary sources and how to evaluate credibility in primary sources.  In addition, students will learn visual thinking and problem-solving strategies that allow them to approach images and objects as true primary sources.


Interviewing for Research

Students will learn how to develop good questions, conduct interviews using oral history methods, and then interpret the resulting information for inclusion in larger research projects.  Students will gain knowledge about finding good interview subjects in the community and approaching them in a professional manner.  This workshop also discusses how cell phones and iPads can be used for turning interviews into micro-documentaries and sharing them with the community.


Making a Good Website

Students often ask if there’s any way to know what makes a “good” website.  This workshop helps students analyze examples of successful websites from past History Day contests, gives an overview of the Weebly platform, and discusses tips for making a History Day website stand out in the crowd.  Internet access, a computer, and a digital projector are required. Please consult with History Day staff in advance regarding technological needs.


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April 17, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free – $6.00


Cleveland History Center
10825 East Blvd
Cleveland, OH 44106 United States
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