The Museum’s “Artifact of the Month” activity sheets are
available online as a free resource for teaching California
history using object-based learning techniques. Artifacts cover a
variety of historical eras, and activity sheets may be downloaded
for classroom use.
Students replicate the state flag while learning its history and
symbols. Each kit includes a brief overview of events leading to
the Bear Flag Revolt, step-by-step instructions and pre-cut
shapes for easy assembly.
$2.50 each, 12 kit minimum per order plus 8.5% sales tax &
$5.00 shipping & handling
To order, please call (916) 654-1729 or send us an
The California Museum learning experience doesn’t just happen at
the Museum. These are activities designed to engage students
before and after a visit to the Museum as a way to enhance the
By downloading the following learning activities, teachers can
enhance their social studies lesson plan.
Dig into the secrets of soil erosion & enter to win a $1,000 scholarship!
Attention elementary and junior high school students! The California Museum invites you to enter to win a $1,000 scholarship by creating an original hypothesis on soil erosion and submitting a written report outlining the results of their experiments conducted in support of their hypotheses.
Students are encouraged to develop an original hypothesis and to focus projects on a subtopic of soil erosion. For example, projects may investigate erosion resulting from the relationship between soils and factor such as:
Types of erosion on various soils
Tilling & farming practices
From the entries submitted, twenty (20) finalists will be invited to display and present their projects for final judging on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at the Museum, where judges will select two (2) grand prize winners who will each receive a $1,000 scholarship provided by Soil Science Society of America!
Inspired by the national traveling exhibit “Dig It! The Secrets of Soil” open through March 29, 2015, the contest is open to 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th & 7th grade students enrolled in a California public, private or home school during the 2014-15 school year.
Download the contest’s official rules, guidelines, entry forms and a sample project beginning September 15, 2014 on this web page. Deadline to enter is 5:00 pm on World Soil Day 2014 (Friday, December 5, 2014).