Ancient Secrets, Modern Science

About this Experience

Use modern science techniques to gather information and unlock the secrets of past civilizations. Discover how magnetic surveying technology can help archaeologists find, record and analyze hidden objects. Students will examine reproductions of artifacts and develop ideas for how they were used.

Minimum/Maximum class size: 16/32 students

Learning Goals
  • Discover how archaeologists use evidence and observations to make hypotheses about past cultures.
  • Understand that technology is a part of all human cultures.
  • Formulate reasonable explanations based on evidence collected from observations or experiments.

Reservation Information

Cost
Museum Admission plus Additional Fee
Specific Cost
$6 per student
Reservation Required
Yes
Grade Level
3, 4, 5
Academic Standard Strand
Nature of Science & Engineering
History
Experience Type
Learning Lab
Run Time
50 minutes
Availability
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Only at the Science Museum of Minnesota