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    Herbert Hoover

    National Historic Site Iowa

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  • Children line up to visit a two-room historic house.

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    Field Trip Guide

    Learn about tours, standards, and lesson plans as you plan your field trip. Explore »

  • Pencils, books, and a bell on a teacher's desk in a historic one-room schoolhouse.

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    HEHO! Activity Worksheets for Educators and Students

    Pre- and post-visit activities for field trips to Herbert Hoover NHS. Explore »

  • Black and white photo of Herbert Hoover, age one.

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    Herbert Hoover: From Iowa to the World

    Use these activities before and after your class field trip to Herbert Hoover National Historic Site Explore »

  • A third grader poses in front of his national park display.

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    National Park Fair: Kids Teaching Kids about our National Parks

    Inspire students and their families to discover America's best idea: our national parks. Explore »

  • A sound spectrogram represents 24 hours of recorded sounds.

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    Sound Intensity and Loudness

    How can science and technology identify noisy problems and reduce their impacts? Explore »

  • Sparse furnishings of a 19th century cottage include a drop-leaf table and high chair.

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    Wants Versus Needs in a Changing World

    Herbert Hoover's parents planned for a better life for their children. Explore »

  • The fuel and flames of a traditional blacksmith forge.

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    Chemistry of the Blacksmith's Forge

    A blacksmith has to be a scientist and even an artist in addition to being a businessman. Explore »

  • A cluster of red five-petaled flowers in full bloom.

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    Tallgrass Prairie: A Multidisciplinary Curriculum

    Prepare students for a visit to the 81-acre tallgrass prairie at Herbert Hoover NHS. Explore »

  • Red seed heads of grasses in a field of green grasses.

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    Investigating Tallgrass Prairie Plants

    Which characteristics of grasses allow them to thrive in the prairie while trees do not? Explore »

  • Teams of men heave a medicine ball over a volleyball net.

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    Hooverball

    Hooverball is a strenuous team sport for physical education or extra-curricular clubs. Explore »

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    Sound Intensity and Loudness

    Sound Intensity and Loudness

    Over five days, students learn about the properties of sound waves, particularly sound intensity and loudness. They learn how to measure intensity and loudness, the difference between sound and noise, and when a sound is considered noise pollution. Using data like intensity readings and spectrograms, and simple techniques like listening to and identifying sounds, students research how sounds affect people and the environment.

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    Field Trip Guide

    Field Trip Guide

    Explore this teacher's guide as you plan your field trip. Find out which curriculum standards the field trip can help satisfy. Get directions for buses, view a video, and find aids to leading your students through the museum and the historic site.

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    Investigating Tallgrass Prairie Plants

    Investigating Tallgrass Prairie Plants

    By growing and comparing plants, students discover how prairie plants differ from other plants and how prairie plants and the environment benefit from these differences.

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    Wants Versus Needs in a Changing World

    Wants Versus Needs in a Changing World

    Students visit Herbert Hoover National Historic Site and tour the tiny Birthplace Cottage. Students make a list of the Hoover’s material possessions and compare the family’s wants and needs with their own.

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    Chemistry of the Blacksmith's Forge

    Chemistry of the Blacksmith's Forge

    Students research four questions and present their findings to each other. One class is needed for the research and one to two classes are needed for the presentations. Students can do additional research as homework, so allow a couple days between the initial research and presentations.

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    Tallgrass Prairie: A Multidisciplinary Curriculum

    Tallgrass Prairie: A Multidisciplinary Curriculum

    Prepare students for a visit to the 81-acre tallgrass prairie at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site. Activities strenghten skills in observation, analysis, and interpretation in the field and in the classroom. Activities are written with middle school students in mind, but may be appropriate for other ages.

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    Hooverball

    Hooverball

    Hooverball is a strenuous team sport and a great addition to a physical education curriculum or as an extra-curricular club activity. Hooverball was once the most popular sport at the White House, played by the President, Supreme Court justices, cabinet members and other high government officials. Teams of up to five people play on a court 66 feet by 30 feet with an 8 foot volleyball net. A four- or six-pound medicine ball is used. Scoring is exactly like tennis.

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    National Park Fair: Kids Teaching Kids about our National Parks

    National Park Fair: Kids Teaching Kids about our National Parks

    Inspire students and their families to discover America's best idea: our national parks. Students research a national park and create a visitor center display with souvenir items to share with their classmates. This booklet is written for third grade teachers and their students but can be adapted for all grades. Classroom teacher and park ranger Kristen Bergren developed the activities as part of the Teacher to Ranger to Teacher Program.

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    Herbert Hoover: From Iowa to the World

    Herbert Hoover: From Iowa to the World

    Acquaint students with Herbert Hoover's boyhood in Iowa and his later accomplishments as a global humanitarian. This guide has pre-visit and post-visit activities to complement a field trip to the National Historic Site. The activities are recommended for grades six through eight. Classroom teacher and park ranger Daniel Stevenson revised and updated this curriculum as part of the Teacher to Ranger to Teacher Program.

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    HEHO! Activity Worksheets for Educators and Students

    HEHO! Activity Worksheets for Educators and Students

    Use these activities before and after your class field trip to Herbert Hoover National Historic Site. The activities are recommended for grades three through five. Classroom teacher and park ranger Kristen Bergren developed the activities as part of the Teacher to Ranger to Teacher Program.

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