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Welcome to Junior Junction! Here at the B&O Railroad Museum, we are working diligently to develop tools and resources that can serve both educators and students who are currently impacted by mandated school closures. Each Tuesday and Thursday while schools are closed, we’ll be posting a Junior Junction special, which includes a virtual story time, accompanied by a corresponding educational activity that can be easily downloaded to use at home. Our education staff is dedicated to posting new content for a variety of ages to continue to support our teachers, parents, and the children throughout the community and offer a fulfilling educational experience at home. All aboard!

 

   

 


 

Story 1

  • TITLE: “Rosie Revere, Engineer” by Andrea Beaty
 
  • VIRTUAL STORY TIME: Tuesday, March 24, 2020
 
  • SUGGESTED GRADE RANGE: 1-4
 
  • ACTIVITY: Did you know that the first job women could have on the railroad was in the telegraph office? They had to know a special code called “Morse code.” See if you can crack the code and solve the messages from the B&O!
 
 

 

 

Story 2

  • TITLE: “How to Train a Train” by Jason Carter Eaton
 
  • VIRTUAL STORY TIME: Thursday, March 26, 2020
 
  • SUGGESTED GRADE RANGE: PreK-2
 
  • ACTIVITY: Take charge of your own train and look the part with this fun engineer’s hat craft.
 
 

 

 

Story 3

  • TITLE: “Rairoad Hank” by Lisa Moser
 
  • VIRTUAL STORY TIME: Tuesday, March 31, 2020
 
  • SUGGESTED GRADE RANGE: PreK-2
 
  • ACTIVITY: Design your own cheerful train with this color and cut activity!
 
 

 

 

Story 4

  • TITLE: “Here Comes the Garbage Barge” by Jonah Winter
 
  • VIRTUAL STORY TIME: Thursday, April 2, 2020
 
  • SUGGESTED AGE RANGE: PreK-3
 
  • ACTIVITY: Kids of all ages can reduce, reuse, and recycle with this family friendly vegetable planter. All you need are seeds from last night's vegetables, a little soil from the garden, and a used k-cup.
 
 

 

 

Story 5

  • TITLE: “Magnet Max” by Monica Lozano Hughes
 
  • VIRTUAL STORY TIME: Tuesday, April 7, 2020
 
  • SUGGESTED GRADE RANGE: 2-5
 
  • ACTIVITY: Kids become the scientist with this fun guided exploration. Complete a scientific scavenger hunt or challenge a sibling to a magnet race.
 
 

 

 

Story 6

  • TITLE: “Easter Engines” by Wilbert Awdry
 
  • VIRTUAL STORY TIME: Thursday, April 9, 2020
 
  • SUGGESTED GRADE RANGE: PreK-5
 
  • ACTIVITY: This fun spring activity encourages young learners to get outside and discover the green spaces around them on a nature scavenger hunt.
 
 

 

Story 7

  • TITLE: “There's No Place Like Space!” by Tish Rabe
 
  • VIRTUAL STORY TIME: Tuesday, April 14, 2020
 
  • SUGGESTED GRADE RANGE: 1-5
 
  • ACTIVITY: Young engineers explore the great beyond as they design their own solar system using coffee filters, markers, and the power of the sun!
 
 

 

Additional Activities

 
 
  • • Kids Track: First to Fight – WWI Activity Book – Coming Soon
 
 
 

 


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