Learning Library 

The Museum offers several pre-assembled kits for educators to check out and use in their classrooms. There is no charge to borrow and check out time is for two weeks. Refer to the grade level and unit/focus listed below for common core connections. Call our Education Department to check out a kit: 337-291-5548.

Our Collection:

Rocks, Minerals, & Fossils: 
Includes samples of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks, a collection of minerals, and fossil replica set. Feel free to customize this kit and only take the components you need.
  • 2nd Grade:  Focus: Earth and Beyond
  • 3rd Grade:  Rock, Soils, and Change
  • 4th Grade:  Unit 6: Planet Earth and Its Moon
  • 5th Grade:  Benchmark 4: Unit 6: Earth: Its Lithosphere, Hydrosphere, and Atmosphere
  • 8th Grade:  Inside Earth and Geologic Time

One Room School House:  
Includes teaching materials from the colonial era such as replica hornbooks, slate tablets and slate pencils.
  • 1st Grade – Focus 3:  The Importance of the Past
  • 3rd Grade – Louisiana History and Its People

War in the Colonies: 
Includes artifacts and replicas of items such as haversacks, uniform components, and primary documents.
  • 2nd Grade – Focus: Our Community and Its Past
  • 5th Grade – Block 3: Birth of America
  • 5th Grade – Block 4: Road to Independence
  • 7th Grade – Block 1: Early American History
  • 7th Grade – Block 2: Birth of a Nation
  • 8th Grade – Block 2: Early Louisiana History
  • 9-12 Grade – World History Standard 3- Government and Political Ideals; Standard 5- Rise of Nation States (Monarchs of Europe and Political Revolutions) (1550 -1880)

Life in Colonial America:
Includes costume replicas of colonial dress, replica paper money, coins & authentic period French newspapers.
  • 1st Grade – Focus 3:  The Importance of the Past
  • 3rd Grade:  Louisiana History and Its People
  • 7th Grade – Block 1:  Early American History
  • 7th Grade – Block 2:  Birth of a Nation
  • 8th Grade – Block 2:  Early Louisiana History

Squamates: 
Includes replica and authentic skeletons and skins of lizards and snakes.
  • 1st Grade:  Science Focus 5: Variations, Changes, and Adaptations in the Environment (Plants  & Animals)
  • 3rd Grade:  Plant & Animal Systems
  • 4th Grade – Unit 4:  Living Organisms
  • 4th Grade – Unit 7:  Structure and Form of Living Things
  • 5th Grade – Benchmark 3:  Life Science: Unit 4: Cells to Living Organisms
  • 5th Grade – Benchmark 3:  Life Science: Unit 5: Ecosystems
  • 7th Grade – Unit 2:  Living Organisms
  • 7th Grade – Unit 3:  Ecology

Skulls & Skins: 
Includes skull replicas, authentic skins, and track casts of a selection of herbivores, omnivores, and carnivores.
  • 1st Grade:  Science Focus 5: Variations, Changes, and Adaptations in the Environment (Plants  & Animals)
  • 3rd Grade:  Plant & Animal Systems
  • 4th Grade – Unit 4:  Living Organisms
  • 4th Grade – Unit 7:  Structure and Form of Living Things
  • 5th Grade – Benchmark 3:  Life Science: Unit 5: Ecosystems
  • 7th Grade – Unit 2:  Living Organisms
  • 7th Grade – Unit 3:  Ecology

Nanotechnology: 
Size & Properties and Materials & Products
  • 5th Grade: Benchmark 1: Science Inquiry:  Technology and the Work of Scientists

All kit contents are subject to change from one check-out to the next
as items become worn or damaged and need replacing.