Target Audience: 6th-8th Grades
Museum archaeologists and educators lead students through this phenomenon-based investigation to identify and explain the difference between natural materials and synthetic materials. Students use early ceramics as a case study to evaluate how this early synthetic material impacted the lives of people who used them.
Students engage in the science of archaeology as they examine the NHMU’s field site, Range Creek, to analyze artifacts and other primary sources to make evidence-based inferences about the people who lived there prior to European expansion of the Americas.
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