Fifth Grade

Dive into Shipwrecks

Learn a bit of shipwreck history told by museum educators, then imitate shipwreck divers while identifying artifacts and objects that could have been found on shipwrecks in the Great Lakes.  Teachers, choose from the story of the immigrant ship Phoenix, the schooner Rouse Simmons, or passenger steamer Eastland.

An Immigrant’s Journey

Join in the journey of a German immigrant during this interactive living history presentation.  Then in small groups, investigate the variety of immigrant groups that made Wisconsin their home.

Water Wonders

Through a combination of hands-on experiments and demonstrations gain a clearer understanding of the scientific principles of buoyancy, water pressure, and weight distribution. We’ll also venture into the Children’s Waterways Room for some applied learning and fun!