The Sixties Science program is a monthly series connecting history and STEAM from the 1960s to today for students ages 8-13. This program will highlight new topics each month through virtual programs debuting on the Museum’s YouTube channel the second Saturday of every month at 10 a.m.
October 17, 2020 – Forensic Science: Fingerprints and DNA
Forensic science is the use of science and the scientific method to investigate crimes and evidence. Forensic investigations cover several topics including fingerprinting and DNA which are used to identify people using characteristics that are unique to each person. This Sixties Science lesson will show you how to collect and study fingerprints and extract DNA.
- November 14, 2020 – Photography
- December 12, 2020 – The Space Race
Family Activities at Home
Click the links below for family activities exploring President Kennedy’s life and legacy. Each link contains stories and three activities for children ages 5-13.
Happy Birthday! Celebrate President Kennedy’s 103rd birthday.
Time Capsules Learn about time capsules and build your own.
Boats Design and build your own boats and then test them on the water.
Photography Go on a photo scavenger hunt and learn how to decode messages in portraits.
Monuments Explore the John F. Kennedy Memorial in Dallas and build your own memorial
Happy Birthday America Celebrate summer and America’s 244th birthday.
Forensic Science Conduct an investigation using forensic science techniques.
Model Making Investigate different models of Dealey Plaza, see how they were used, and make your own.
The Space Race Become a space explorer and create your own lunar experiments.
Pop Culture Discover pop culture of the 1960s.
Civics Get involved and learn how you can make your voice heard.
President Kennedy in Art Examine and create works of art based on President Kennedy.
Women of the 1960s Discover some of the powerful women changing the world in the 1960s.
1960 Presidential Campaign Crossword Puzzle
1960 Presidential Campaign Word Search
Enjoy online puzzles with collection items from The Sixth Floor Museum’s Collections!
The Kennedys Greeting the Crowd at Love Field