University of Michigan Natural History Museum Trip for 4th Grade
Admission to the University of Michigan Natural History Museum and the stream table add-on experience for all fourth grade students to explore and learn about Michigan’s geologic history and bodies of water
Admission to the University of Michigan Natural History Museum coupled with the stream table experience will benefit fourth grade students in a variety of ways. In the museum exhibits “Evolution: Life Through Time” and “Exploring Michigan”, students will be able to explore and learn about rock formations, fossils, and ecosystems, both within Michigan and all around the world. Use of the stream tables encourages hands-on learning for students to test different methods of erosion control and consider how humans impact water quality. These experiences align with several of the fourth grade Next Generation Science Standards and Michigan Social Studies Standards (C3 Framework). Visiting the museum and stream tables presents a unique learning opportunity outside of the classroom that promotes student curiosity, discovery, and exploration within the science and social studies fields.