Besides the lesson plans and field trips that Theresa and Chris have already created (see here) or are thinking about writing/designing (see below), they're always up for a new challenge. Need a unique demonstration, field trip, or lesson plan? We'd love to help!
Looking for a demonstration for your museum or science center, or to accompany a field trip or lesson plans? While at the Cosmosphere, Chris authored 5 live demonstrations, each designed to last up to an hour. In addition to those 5, he made supporting materials (both physical and graphical) for several more.
Team Givan is skilled at putting ideas into words and actions, providing a narrative to tie lessons and demonstrations together, or even just refreshing graphics. See the gallery below for examples and further explanations.
Can't stand the heat? Chris and Theresa have "cooked up" a great scenario-based program meant to get every participant excited and moving. Coming off of their experience with space-science, this program integrates the challenges of the field with biology, health, and even psychology. Set in the near-future or in the past (whichever best fits an institution), the program mixes together realism and excitement sure to leave participants thrilled.
Theresa is skilled in creating programs with come and go activities for visitors to a science center or museum. She's collected activities and managed booths for topics as diverse as aliens and static electricity. These kinds of programs are perfect for temporary and recurring events, community programs at a museum or science center, as well as libraries.
Both she and Chris are practiced in tracking the number of visitors to the programs and, if applicable, the cost-return of the program as well.
While most of our hands-on activities are created to fit with a larger program, like a curriculum package or come-and-go activity, Team Givan is constantly thinking about new ways to connect theory and execution in ways that go beyond the typical. Whether that's modifying an existing and even common activity to reveal something new, increase its interactivity, or increase its repeatability, or creating something like the "paper airplanes" (below) that is entirely unique to your museum, we'd love to help you out.