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 for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship!
Attention elementary & middle 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 your experiments conducted in support of your hypotheses in the “Dig It! The Secrets of Soil Science Fair Project Contest.”
To enter, develop an original hypothesis on a topic related to soil erosion, conduct a controlled experiment to test your hypothesis and document your findings in a written report. For example, you might investigate how one of these factors affects soil erosion:
Types of erosion on various soils
Tilling & farming practices
From the entries submitted, twenty (20) finalists will be selected and invited to present their project for final judging on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at The California Museum, where judges will award two (2) grand prize winners with a $1,000 scholarship each provided by Soil Science Society of America.
Inspired by the national traveling exhibit, “Dig It! The Secrets of Soil” now open at the Museum 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.
Entries may be submitted by registering with the online entry form below and uploading a written report saved as a Microsoft Word (.doc) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) file by 5:00 pm on World Soil Day 2014 (December 5, 2014).