Physics in Action: Kayak
Indigenous peoples of the Arctic invented the kayak, a dynamic water vessel that changed the world. Explore the history and innovation behind the kayak's design and make your own model kayak with everyday materials found at home.
- Explore the rich history and types of kayaks.
- Learn how kayaks are used in Native communities both historically and today.
3: People, Places, and Environments
For thousands of years, Indigenous people have studied, managed, honored, and thrived in their homelands. These foundations continue to influence American Indian relationships and interactions with the land today.
8: Science, Technology, and Society
American Indian knowledge resides in languages, cultural practices, and teaching that spans many generations. This knowledge is based on long-term observation, experimentation, and experience with the living earth. Indigenous knowledge has sustained American Indian cultures for thousands of years. When applied to contemporary global challenges, Native knowledge contributes to dynamic and innovative solutions.
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Questions? Contact Group Reservations at NMAI-NYeducators@si.edu.