Simple Machines Virtual Program
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum Virtual Programs have been designed as supplemental field-trips for 30 participants in grades 1st - 6th (please check workshop descriptions for recommended grade levels). Each Virtual Program includes:
- Lesson plan
- Pre-recorded Tour
- Pre-recorded Workshop
- Accompanying Materials for 30 Students
- Additional Related Worksheet
*Please indicate your top three dates and times. You will be contacted to confirm the live workshop date and time via phone & e-mail.
Virtual Program Digital Materials will be e-mailed to the purchaser in 2 - 3 business days as a .zip file. Please allow 2-3 weeks for materials and processing.
Join Mr. Ian, our Education Director, for a special virtual tour of the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum and workshop. Participants learn about our historic factory here at 180 Thompson Street as they follow along with Mr. Ian touring the carving floor, the Wurlitzer Music Department, and our paint shop that outlines the four Herschell companies.
Simple Machines Workshop
Recommended Grades: 3rd - 6th
Students will build their own complex machine; a moving carrousel horse out of household materials. This project focuses on the unique crank shaft or 'swinging arm' that gives our carrousel horses their gallop.
Looking for something more specific? We are the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum are always open to collaborating, and are happy to do live streaming tours and workshops too! This is an excellent option for clubs, homeschoolers, after school programs, troops, and smaller groups. Contact Jenna Curran, our Outreach Coordinator, at Outreach@Carrouselmuseum.org or call 716.693.1885 for more information.