Education Through Entertainment

7 Science Activities for Summer

Posted on Wed, Jun 12, 2019

Summer is here, and if you're like many of us, that means you now have a house full of kids in desperate need of something to keep them amused.  When Fortnite loses its appeal, wrangle up your kids and some basic crafting materials and have some hands-on fun with these easy science experiments.

Here's all seven videos in our Building Up STEAM series of DIY projects and activities for you and your kids.  These are all a great way to spend a summer afternoon, or they can expanded upon for science projects in the upcoming school year.  (If you like these at-home experiments, you should see our live assembly shows!)

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Topics: ideas for science fair projects, STEAM activities, STEAM, ideas for STEAM, DIY, Summer, how to

Transform Your Library Into a Writers' Workshop This Summer

Posted on Thu, May 16, 2019

Transform your library into a writers' workshop this summer, and help your students tell their whole universe of stories.  Our award-winning Young Authors Day program turns young people into authors and playwrights, while also delivering important knowledge about the writing process.

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Topics: library programs, Summer Science Camps, summer camps, library assembly programs, Universe of Stories, summer shows

Explore the Universe of Music at Your Library This Summer

Posted on Thu, May 16, 2019

This summer, bring a universe of stories to your students’ ears, and get your library rocking with our World Music Tour program!  Join seasoned children’s presenter Guy Louis as he transports your group around the world in this dynamic, interactive 40-minute musical program.

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Topics: library programs, Summer Science Camps, summer camps, library assembly programs, Universe of Stories, summer shows

Give your Library a New Perspective with The Earth Dome

Posted on Thu, May 16, 2019

Give your library visitors a new perspective on how seven continents, five oceans, and 195 individual countries can add up to an entire universe of stories!  Our Earth Dome presentation allows students a unique view of our home in the galaxy. This half-hour assembly focuses on the scale of the planet, longitude and latitude, the seven continents, and major cities.

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Topics: library programs, Summer Science Camps, summer camps, library assembly programs, Universe of Stories, summer shows

Discover a Universe of Stories with our Portable Planetarium

Posted on Tue, Apr 23, 2019

Turn your library into a planetarium for a day and discover a universe of stories with Mobile Ed’s Sky Dome Planetarium!  With our flexible schedule options and experienced presenter, we're ready to take your library patrons to the stars this summer.

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Topics: library programs, Summer Science Camps, summer camps, library assembly programs, SkyDome Planetarium, Universe of Stories, summer shows

40 Years of Educational Entertainment

Posted on Sat, Mar 16, 2019

We are proud to announce that today marks the 40th anniversary of Mobile Ed Productions!

It was 40 years ago today that our founders, Larry Thompson and Norman Seay, had the idea to bring the field trip to you.  It all started with one show, The Amazing World of Light, and from there grew to our present library of over 40 educational assembly programs.

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Topics: Mobile Ed, Mobile Ed Productions

Remembering Larry Thompson, 1942--2019

Posted on Thu, Feb 7, 2019

Larry Thompson, founder of Mobile Ed Productions, Inc., age 76 of Farmington Hills, Michigan, passed away Tuesday morning, February 5, 2019.

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Topics: Larry Thompson

Science and Character Assemblies - On Tour Nationwide!

Posted on Fri, Jan 18, 2019

We are very proud of the wide variety of educational programs we are able to offer schools all over the country, and we just so happen to have three of those programs traveling in a single tour covering topics from science to character building.  Take a moment to learn more about these wonderful (and affordable) assemblies for your students.

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Topics: Character Counts Assembly Program, Science education, school shows about science, School Assemblies, ideas for elementary enrichment programs, Hands On Science, ideas for elementary school assemblies, School Assembly Programs for low budget schools, Things to do instead of field trips, six pillars of Character, making science exciting, STEAM activities, STEAM enrichment, ideas for science assemblies

Did You See Our Feature in the LA Times?

Posted on Wed, Dec 5, 2018

Last week, the Los Angeles Times visited our mobile planetarium program at Oak View Elementary School in Huntington Beach, California. They wrote a very nice article about the SkyDome program and took some wonderful pictures, which are usually difficult to take inside the dark planetarium.

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Topics: astronomy, teaching astronomy, SkyDome Planetarium

Introducing the World's First Educational Pinball Machine

Posted on Wed, Aug 29, 2018

Mobile Ed Productions, Inc. is proud to announce our latest educational invention touring America's schools - STEAM Pinball.

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Topics: ideas for STEM, ideas for STEAM, STEAM assemblies, STEAM Activity, STEM Activity, STEAM Musuem, STEAM Pinball, pinball