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Eugene Field Students Bring History to Life With Wax Museum

On Friday, February 7th, students at Eugene Field got to take a step back into time. 
 
 
It was the annual Talking Wax Museum. Sixth- grade students picked an inventor or invention from the industrial revolution time period and have five weeks to research and put a presentation together. 
 
During the Wax Museum students dressed up like their inventor or invention and stood still until students from the other grade levels pushed a button to make them come to life. Students then gave a one-minute oral presentation. 
 
"They assume the persona of the inventor, by dressing as the invention, while honoring their legacy by bringing the inventor's story to life," said sixth-grade teacher Lisa Maxwell.
 
Mrs. Maxwell started the Wax Museums at Eugene Field nine ears ago. When it first started it was just done in class but has grown over the years and now the whole school and the student's families get to check it out. 
 
The X-ray machine, ice cream truck, the sewing machine, and the Kool-Aid Man are just a few examples of the inventions at the Wax Museum. Students worked extremely hard putting the presentations together. 
 
 
 
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