Can You Match That Tech?

by  Penn Museum

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Do you know what types of ancient technology we still use today? Solve
riddles by looking closely at Penn Museum artifacts. Uncover the tools
and techniques used by ancient engineers and craftspeople to create
these artifacts. This exploration into ancient innovation will help you
discover similarities between past and present world cultures.

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About This Program


Multipoint: $150.00
View Only: 150.00
Point to Point: $150.00
By Request: $150.00

Based on Class Size:
• 1-30 students are recognized as one class
• 30-60 students are recognized as two classes
• 60-90 students are recognized as three classes

• Submit a virtual program request form by November 1 to receive $50 off your order
• Able to assist Title 1 schools that need full or participial sponsorship for virtual visits


60 minutes (Able to be adjusted to fit your regular class period)

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, Teacher(s)/Educator(s), Parent, Homeschool/Family , Learning PodPublic Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:

Based on Group Size: 1-30 participants are recognized as one group

Primary Disciplines

Character Education, Community Interests, Family & Consumer Science, Gifted & Talented, Literacy, Problem Solving, Professional Development, Social and Emotional Learning( SEL), Special Education, STEM, Technology/Information Science

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)

Booking Information

You will be contacted by our Outreach Programs Manager directly after your virtual request is received to discuss program details and to schedule a Tech Check. This 15-minute test call is scheduled one week prior your first virtual visit and is conducted to determine the integrity of the connection between the Penn Museum and participating institution.

Sorry, this program is not currently available. To inquire about future availability, please contact Penn Museum

Receive this program and 9 more for one low price when you purchase the CILC Virtual Expeditions package. Learn more

For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

1. Submit all cancellations in writing at least two weeks in advance.
• Send cancellations to outreach@pennmuseum.org. Include “Cancellation” in the subject line of the email.
• Phone messages will not be accepted to cancel a trip.
• Cancellation is only complete when you receive confirmation from the Penn Museum.
2. Cancellations made two weeks or more in advance will receive a full refund of the deposit.
3. No contact and repetitive late cancellations may result in a school’s inability to book future visits.

About This Provider

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Penn Museum

Philadelphia, PA
United States

Open to all, the Museum is home to remarkable objects
and powerful stories that emerge from its excavations and research
across the world.

Connect with the cultures of Africa, Asia, the Americas, and the
Mediterranean, from the very first cities of the Middle East to the
pharaohs of ancient Egypt; from early Mexico to the lives of Native
American communities today.

Experience the richness of the ancient past, gain an understanding of
our shared humanity, and find your own place in the arc of human

Kevin D. Impellizeri

Program Details


All virtual workshops can be tailored to fit your normal class period. Up to four consecutive virtual workshops can be facilitated in one day.

1. Hello from the Penn Museum
2. Brief overview of archaeology, anthropology, and artifacts
3. Explore the Connections between Technology Past and Present
4. Discover Technology as a Tool Through Necessary Innovation
5. Investigation of Technology as a Tool to Improve Daily Life
6. Recognize Technology as a Tool to Communicate
7. Questions with our Museum educator


Essential Question:
How will the close examination of ancient artifacts reveal the similarities in the technologies used in the past and today to meet the basic and complex needs of human beings?

Learners will...

1. Strengthen observation and reasoning skills through game participation
2.Develop their vocabulary
3. Make connections between ancient and modern technology tools as well as societal practices.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Common Core:
CCSS.ELA: Writing
Text Types & Purpose; Production and Distribution of Writing; Research to Build and Present Knowledge
CCSS.ELA: Speaking & Listening
Comprehension and Collaboration; Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
CCSS.ELA: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
Comprehension and Collaboration; Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

State Standards

Contact Outreach Programs Manager