Grade Level Expectation Resources for exhibits found at the
T.R.E.E. House Children’s Museum
Press into the pin screen to feel the pins move around your shape and create an impression of you! Things to try: Step into the screen to make a whole body impression. Use your hands to shape letters, creating a message in the pins. Grab a plastic animal from a nearby exhibit to make an impression of it. Please, no feet on the pin screen!
What is Volume?
Junior League Market
Kids can learn lots in this kid sized market! Things to try: Shop for items from each food group for a balanced diet. Plan a meal and head to the register to check out. Add up your grocery items for a total when you check out. Set a dollar amount for your shopping trip to teach money management.
Grocery Store Worksheet
How the Shadow Room Works: Light travels in a straight line. When your body blocks light, a shadow is formed. The light sensitive paper on this wall absorbs the light from the flash, leaving your shadow on the wall where no light was able to reach.
Things to Try: See how your shadow imprint gets larger the closer you get to the flash of light. The closer to the light you are, the more light your body blocks from the wall,
The farther away you get from the light, the less light your body blocks from the wall. Try standing against the wall to create a shadow exactly the size and shape of you!
Use your hands to create shadow shapes against the wall. Can you make a dog shape? A bird shape? Make a V-shape by lying on the floor with your legs spread against the wall. Use your arms to mimic the mouth of an alligator. Have fun!
My Shadow Poem
Light and Shadow
What? A ball floats in a fast-moving stream of air. A scientist named Daniel Bernoulli helped us to understand how this works.
Why? As air passes through the fan in the base and through the tube on top, it goes faster. According to Bernoulli’s explanation, a stream of fast moving air will have lower pressure than the still air surrounding it. The still air surrounding the air stream creates a “wall” of high pressure that helps to keep the ball from falling.
Curious? Try slowly pulling the ball out of the air stream. Can you feel the pull of the low pressure zone? What happens when you put more than one ball inside the air stream?
Stand inside the Bubble Tire, pull and see the bubble swirl up around you! Notice the movement of the bubble with the influence of air and motion. Can you see the rainbows in your bubbles? Ever wonder why bubbles pop? When a bubble forms, gravity pulls the liquid downward, making the liquid at the bottom thicker than the liquid at the top. The liquid bends and reflects light, creating a rainbow, until the liquid at the bottom gets too heavy. Then your bubble pops! You and your child will experience physics hands-on and close-up as the bubbles reflect light and create rainbows. Explore the magic of surface tension as by seeing how big a bubble can stretch and by trying to change its shape.
Surface Tension and Bubbles
Levers and Pulleys
Learn about simple machines and how they make work easier by enabling someone to use less force or to apply force in a direction that is easier to manipulate. Try lifting a friend on the swing using a large lever. Does which rope you pull to lift them make a difference? Why? Lift the bucket inside by using the pulley on each side. Which is easier?
Building with Lincoln Logs and magnets! Build a log cabin, fort, or create a magnetic sculpture with only your imagination as the limit! Problem solving, planning and design, and social skills are also developed as children work together or launch out to build their own creations.
Capital One Bank Exhibit
Children can practice money recognition, counting and basic math skills, and learn about saving and spending. Using training money from a real bank, children can pretend to be bank tellers or customers to make deposits and withdrawals in a miniature bank branch.
KLAX Kid TV Station
Kids can report on what they have seen and heard in this exhibit, asking the pertinent questions to make up a story: Who? What happened? When? Where? Why? How? Interview a guest or give the weather report, but the story is up to you!
T.R.E.E. House Medical Clinic
Imagine yourself as a doctor, nurse, or paramedic. Use the x-ray viewer, as well as other medical tools, operating table, lab coats and hospital gowns to help your patient. Diagnose what is wrong and look up the parts of the body on our anatomy charts.
Parts of the Human Body
Kids can dress up here in a variety of costumes which allow them to reimagine themselves as someone else. Try on the clothes of an airline pilot, a chef, a princess, a doctor and slip into their roles. Or try out a different culture with traditional costumes from Mexico, Ghania, Nigeria, Japan or India!
Who Works In Our Community?
Rapides Parish Sheriff Car
Keep Rapides Parish safe as a sheriff’s deputy! Flip on the flashing lights and call for backup on the CB radio!
Community Helpers: Police Officers
- Climb into the life sized eagle’s nest. What do eagles eat? Check the nest bottom to see what bones have been left behind. How many eggs are usually in a clutch?
- What do eagles sound like? Press each button to hear the peal or sound an eagle makes.
- The wingspan of a bird is measured from the tip of outstretched wing to the other. Eagles’ wingspans can measure from 5.9 to 7.5 feet across! Stand against the eagle on the wall to measure your wingspan!