Here at the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum we seek to lay a foundation for students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and history so that they can build upon these tools and apply them in the future by showing them ways that STEM has been used in the past and present. Got code? We do. Coding has become an integral part of future and its demand is only growing. So what does a carrousel museum have to do with coding? A lot! From our classic band organ’s use of binary coding to perform, to the network of circuits that make up our 1920’s carrousel we want to show students a historical side of STEM; with a twist.
Classroom Source is a series of FREE lesson plans for educators developed by the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum Education Department. Each lesson includes a suggested age level, difficult, NYSTS, materials list, directions, and observation/ reflection questions. Each lesson listed is a downloaded .PNG file.
A YouTube series from the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum that takes a closer look at the artifacts in the Museum's collection.