The Clay Center can help you, as a teacher/educator, meet your WV Content Standards and 21st Century Learning skills in all subject areas including: performances, workshops, films, planetarium shows, and interactive science and art exhibits! We have even worked with your fellow educators to identify these Content Standards and 21st Century Learning skills and subsequent curriculum to make it easy for you.

School Performances
Click here and discover our all new student and teacher guides for our school performances.

Science Galleries
Earth City - Concepts: geology, meteorology, erosion, physics, and hydrology
WV Content Standards and Objectives
Health Royale - Concepts: healthy lifestyles, wellness, x-ray technology, body systems, health, nutrition
WV Content Standards and Objectives
KidSpace - Concepts: cause and effect, sense of sound, touch and sight, problem solving, balance and coordination, physical play
WV Content Standards and Objectives
Mylan Explore-atory - This versatile space hosts a variety of hands-on, interactive traveling science exhibits throughout the year. 
WV Content Standards and Objectives

STEAMworks – explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math in this changing exhibit space.
WV Content Standards and Objectives

Art Gallery

Collectors Club presents Mark Licari: Drawing Out - Enter an imaginative world where everyday objects, animals and organic materials collide in a succession of growth and decay. 
WV Content Standards and Objectives

Ed-Ventures Experiments
September: GAK
It isn’t just a slimy toy for kids, it’s chemistry in action!  Check out how to mix a few household ingredients together to create long chains of molecules called POLYMERS.

Decemeber: Vermicomposting
A great way to turn food scraps into nutrient-rich soil . . . and worms do all the work!

February: Newspaper Engineering
Don’t toss that old newspaper; turn it into a building material!

May: Magnetic Polymer
Create a GAK that attracts magnets!
Giant Screen Films
Recent films: 
Wild Oceans – Click here for more information on the film.
Forces of Nature – Click here for more information on the film.

Planetarium Shows
Recent planetarium show: 
Cosmic Castaways - For educational resources, click here

Visual Arts
Online Learning - Based on works from the Museum’s permanent collection of art, these exciting user-friendly art experiences provide ample opportunities for you to make cross-curricular connections to math, science, language arts and social studies.
Online Art - The Avampato Discovery Museum houses a collection of nearly 800 objects consisting primarily of 19th, 20th and 21st century American art. Almost all records of these objects are now available online. 
Outdoor Sculpture - The Clay Center has several outdoor sculptures. Check out some of our curriculum materials for these unique artworks.
Coal Lessons Voices of America
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Outdoor Greenlabs
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Trees of the World
The Clay Center’s Trees of the World exhibit features holiday traditions from countries around the globe. Use the following links to explore a variety of countries and holiday traditions with your students.

Colonial USA

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