Mrs. Lasher’s incredible 5th grade GT students are currently hosting a “pop-up” museum at their school. Inspired by San Antonio’s new hands-on children’s museum, the DoSeum, the students designed their very own interactive exhibits, and invited select guests to visit. Here is the invitation they designed.
The L.E.A.D. (Learn, Explore, And Discover) DoSeum consists of three rooms: The Seeker Space, Puzzle Parlor, and Tech Town. You can see descriptions of the rooms in the invitation linked above.
Mrs. Lasher chronicled the process of creating the L.E.A.D. DoSeum from its inception. You can read her blog posts and see pictures of the DoSeum here.
I think that this is such a wonderful idea, giving students the opportunity to take charge and plan with an authentic audience in mind. It’s also nice to do near the end of the school year, as other teachers on the campus will probably be more than happy to take their students on a tour! Even if you don’t have 3 rooms to spare, you could consider working with other teachers for the last couple of weeks of school to split your students into teams to each design an interactive museum room in their classroom.
Thanks for sharing this, Mrs. Lasher and 5th grade GT students!