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Looking for a unique way to integrate social studies, math, science, and the arts this year?

Turn your media center or Google Classroom into a field trip with our Pop Up Museums!


Pop Up Museums

Mel Fisher Maritime Museum presents
for Florida Schools

Mel Fisher Maritime Museum

presents the 2023/ 2024 Pop Up Museum

Florida's Hidden History

The 2023/2024 Pop Up Museum Florida's Hidden History digs into how science and technology help reveal pieces of the past from underground and underwater.

What will your students discover? 

 The Pop Up Museum includes:

  • 8 individual 33" x 72" free-standing exhibit panels and stands

  • Approximately three weeks of display time per host reservation

  • Prepaid FedEx Ground shipping labels and pickup 

  • Links to online content, including 3D artifacts, quizzes, and extension activities

  • Companion print and online learning resources

  • 8 interactive slideshows in Google Slides

Related Florida Benchmarks

SS.1.G.1.5: Locate on maps and globes the student's local community, Florida, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Gulf of Mexico.


SS.2.A.2.1: Recognize that Native Americans were the first inhabitants in North America.


SS.2.A.2.3: Describe the impact of immigrants on the Native Americans.


SS.3.G.2.5: Identify natural and man-made landmarks in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean.


SS.4.A.1.2: Synthesize information related to Florida history through print and electronic media.


SS.4.A.3.2: Describe causes and effects of European colonization on the Native American tribes of Florida.


SS.4.A.9.1: Utilize timelines to sequence key events in Florida history.


SS.5.A.1.1: Use primary and secondary sources to understand history.


SS.6.G.1.5: Use scale, cardinal direction, and intermediate directions and estimation of distances between places on current and ancient maps of the world.


SS.6.G.1.6: Use a map to identify major bodies of water of the world, and explain ways they have impacted the development of major civilizations.


SS.6.G.5.2: Use geographic terms and tools to explain why ancient civilizations developed networks of highways, waterways, and other transportation linkages.


SS.6.W.1.1: Use timelines to identify chronological order of historical events.


SS.8.A.1.2: Analyze charts, graphs, maps, photographs, and timelines.


SS.8.A.1.7: View historic events through the eyes of those who were there as shown in their art, writings, music, and artifacts.


SS.912.A.1.1: Describe the importance of historiography (how historical knowledge is obtained and transmitted) when interpreting events in history.


SS.912.A.1.3: Utilize timelines to identify the time sequence of historical data.


SS.912.A.1.4: Analyze how images, symbols, objects, graphs, charts, maps, and artwork may be used to interpret time periods and events from the past.

SS.912.W.1.1: Use timelines to establish cause and effect relationships of historical events.

Social Studies

SC.K.G.1.3: Identify cardinal directions (north, south, east, west).


SC.3.P.10.1: Identify some basic forms of energy such as light, heat, sound, electrical, and mechanical.


SC.3.P.10.3: Demonstrate that light travels in a straight line until it strikes an object or travels from one medium to another.


SC.3.P.10.4: Demonstrate that light can be reflected, refracted, and absorbed.


SC.4.P.8.1: Measure and compare objects and materials based on their physical properties including: mass, shape, volume, color, hardness, texture, odor, taste, attraction to magnets.


SC.4.P.9.1: Identify some familiar changes in materials that result in other materials with different characteristics, such as decaying animal or plant matter, burning, rusting, and cooking.


SC.4.P.10.1: Observe and describe some basic forms of energy, including light, heat, sound, electrical, and the energy of motion.


SC.5.P.10.1: Investigate and describe some basic forms of energy, including light, heat, sound, electrical, chemical and mechanical.


SC.6.N.1.5: Recognize that science involves creativity, not just in designing experiments, but also in creating explanations that fit evidence.


SC.6.E.6.1: Describe and give examples of ways in which Earth's surface is built up and torn down by physical and chemical weathering, erosion, and deposition.


SC.7.E.6.3: Identify current methods for measuring the age of Earth and its parts, including the law of superposition and radioactive dating.


SC.7.P.10.1: Illustrate that the sun's energy arrives as radiation with a wide range of wavelengths, including infrared, visible, and that white light is made up of a spectrum of many different colors.


SC.7.P.10.2: Observe and explain that light can be reflected, refracted, and/or absorbed.


SC.7.P.10.3: Recognize that light waves, sound waves, and other waves move at different speeds in different materials.


SC.8.P.8.5: Recognize that there are a finite number of elements and that their atoms combine in a multitude of ways to produce compounds that make up all of the living and nonliving things that we encounter.


SC.8.P.8.6: Recognize that elements are grouped in the periodic table according to similarities of their properties.


This project is sponsored in part by the Department of State, Division of Historical Resources, and the State of Florida.

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