Are you wondering how to integrate STEM learning at your historic site?
Create.Connect, an indoor, year-round exhibition for families at Conner Prairie, was created in 2014 to weave together history and STEM through the use of hands-on activities, historical settings and live facilitation. It’s a testing ground for new ways to integrate history and STEM with the goal of making our nation’s history museums and sites new venues for learning about science, technology, engineering and math. Conner Prairie received a $2.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation to explore these ideas and share what was learned with museums around the country. Partnering with the Science Museum of Minnesota, a leader in the field of informal STEM education, the project team developed Create.Connect to understand how families learn at the intersection of history and STEM. You can discover more at the project’s website, which features additional information on the project, evaluation reports and ideas to try.
Related: Technical Leaflet 270
Integrating Science at a History Museum