Good Food Guide
This lesson from the Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum is designed to provoke conversation around healthy food and eating habits both at school and at home. Over the course of two lessons, elementary students will identify and select healthy food choices, understand good food choices, create and present ideas and justify their decisions to classmates.
Vacuum Packed Space Food: It’s What’s for Dinner
From John Glenn’s food in a tube to the shuttle astronauts’ candy coated chocolates, space food has come a long way. In this fast-paced webcast from NASA’s STEM in 30 program students learn about the history of space food, how food is prepared and packaged for space and the changes in nutrition over time.
Back to School at the Portrait Gallery
Backpacks. Lunchboxes. School supplies. Classroom setup. Back to school is an exciting time of year, especially at the National Portrait Gallery. Visit this site to learn how you can register for a teacher workshop or sign your students up for programs. Can’t make it to the Portrait Gallery? No problem. You can also access the classroom resources page to find teacher guides and learn about the collections.
Welcome to Our Classroom
Use this Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum lesson to guide students as they develop their writing skills while creating a “new student brochure” full of important information for new classmates and their families.