Discovery Boxes

Four Discovery Boxes that can be tied to the curriculum and the New Mexico standards and benchmarks are available for loan to public, private, and home school organizations. Boxes include illustrated curricula, teacher activities, books, videos, materials and sample masks. Each box may be borrowed for up to one month. There is no rental fee.

Fun with Art (K-2)

Young students explore the concepts of light, color, line, shape, and texture through hands-on activities that address these basic art principles.

Masks of the World (Adaptable for Multiple Grade Levels)

Learn about the significance of masks throughout the world through three themed boxes addressing different curricula:
  • Historical: Focuses on masks of antiquity including prehistoric, Egyptian, Greek and Roman.
  • Ceremonial: Focuses on the spiritual and ceremonial uses of masks made by peoples from
  • Oceana, Africa, Alaska (Yup’ik), and British Columbia (Kwakwaka’wakw).
  • Theatrical: Focuses on the cultural importance and use of masks in Japan and Mexico.

Architecture (Middle & High School)

Students will gain an understanding of architecture and its development through history. Included are the basic principles and components of architectural design, a lexicon of vocabulary terms specific to architecture, and interactive activities.

Blast Off with Goddard (Adaptable for Multiple Grade Levels)

Explore the principles of rocketry and learn about how Robert Hutchings Goddard’s early experimentation contributed to man’s exploration of space.