Teacher Resources

Lesson Plans, Activities, and Worksheets
These materials are available to help supplement your museum education program either at the museum or in your classroom. They can help students prepare for their visit, practice the vocabulary, review important concepts, and reflect on their program.

Native American History and Culture:

Geology:

Animals and Habitats:

Campus Scavenger Hunt:

 

Other Resources

Web Galleries
View items such as basketry, skulls, fossils, and much more, from the different museum collections.

YouTube channel
Visit the museum's YouTube channel for videos from current and past exhibits, lecutres and more.

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Lesson plans, web-based activities, and other educational resources in science and natural history topics.

 

Professional Development for K-12 Teachers
Want to deepen your knowledge and enhance student learning about Oregon's cultures and ecosystems? Take advantage of the museum's professional development opportunities! You can gain new skills and resources for teaching about Oregon's Native American societies as well as its geology, geography, and history. Check out our workshops page for more information.