Tools & Fuels

September 27–November 18, 2016 & January 24–May 4, 2017
10–11:30am or 12:30–2pm


Students explore how technology changed daily life and the workplace over the centuries. This program focuses on new fuels and tools like coal and machinery, which replaced wood and hand tools, by observing the real thing. Through demonstrations in the blacksmith shop, the tinsmith shop, and with working stationary steam engines, students get a first-hand look at how the Industrial Age began.

This program adapts well for Grades 7-9, including all levels of ESL.

Curriculum: Grades 3-6
Capacity: 27 participants