- Two hour program for students in grades 3, 4, and 5
- Students learn about the history and daily life of Chumash people of the past through the science of archaeology
- Earthmobile program is facilitated by two NHM instructors who work with students on the mobile (field lab) and in a classroom component (museum lab)
- Earthmobile programs schedule in the Fall semester may also be eligible for a follow-up visit to the Natural History Museum with subsidized bus transportion for each participating class.
- If you are already scheduled for the NHM field trip component, you may wish to prepare for your visit by reviewing suggested itineraries or visiting the Museum in advance--teachers are free with a school ID!
Connections to California State Content Standards
Grade 3 Standards (PDF)
Grade 4 Standards (PDF)
Grade 5 Standards (PDF)
- To capture and cultivate student interest in archaeology and science
- To immerse students in the work of a scientist and apply methods used in scientific inquiry, including observation, data collection and making hypotheses to understand how we know what we know about people of the past
- To allow students understand the interrelationships between animals, plants, and humans in the local environment by exploring the natural resources of three regions: the coast, mountains and islands.
- To deepen understanding of the complex history and culture of Native peoples in Southern California
Recommended Pre-Visit Activities - from Teacher Guide (PDF)
Earthmobile Teacher Guide (PDF)
Earthmobile Student Activity Worksheet: Archaeology Times (PDF)