Education Through Entertainment

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

Back to School 2018 - Are Your Assemblies Scheduled?

Posted on Mon, Aug 6, 2018

Well, it's happened.  It's officially "Back to School" season, isn't it?  *sigh*

When you're finished running around filling backpacks and buying new shoes, take a minute to set up your assemblies and events for the fall.  From portable planetariums to character education, we've got your start-of-the-year assembly needs covered.  Take a moment to see what's coming to you Fall 2018!

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Topics: Guide To School Shows, awesome school assemblies, Science education, School asemblies, school STEM programs, 2018-2019, fall assemblies, back to school

Fireworks in a Jar | 4th of July Fun

Posted on Thu, Jun 28, 2018

The 4th of July is right around the corner!  The night sky will be filled with beautiful fireworks but before the sun goes down start the celebration by creating safe and colorful "fireworks" that you can make all by yourself.  This easy experiment uses common items you probably already have in your kitchen!  Have some hands-on fun with the whole family before the real fireworks begin!  Happy Independence Day!

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Topics: DIY, Handy Dan the Junkyard Man, Arts and Crafts, Fun, Summer

Make a Magic Flipping Bottle | Fun Activity

Posted on Fri, Jun 15, 2018

Hey everybody!  Handy Dan is back for another summer of fun activities!  We're going to start things off with an activity you'll flip for - a magic flipping bottle!  Learn how to impress your family and friends with a water bottle that will always land right side up when you flip it.  It may look like magic, but it's really science at work!  Check it out!

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Topics: DIY, Handy Dan the Junkyard Man, Arts and Crafts, Fun

Make Father's Day Special | Father's Day Ideas

Posted on Thu, Jun 14, 2018

Hey dads! Remember when we kicked all the moms off the blog for the day last month? Well, now it’s your turn! Off you go -- we have secret Fathers Day planning to do over here!

...okay, did the dads all leave? Just us moms and kids here now? Phew, okay, did you guys forget Fathers Day this year? It’s June 17th! So soon!

...just me, huh?

Well, here are some ideas for those of you who weren’t on top of it, and are looking for ways to make Dad’s day special without having to involve fishing or the remote control.

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Topics: Father's Day

Have a Stress-Free Fall - Book Your Assemblies Early!

Posted on Tue, May 15, 2018

We know that timing is everything and we want to help you get a jump on the coming school year.  That's right -- Summer Vacation hasn't even happened yet and we're already planning for fall.  We'd like to help you get ahead of the game, too.  You can book your Mobile Ed school assemblies for the coming year right now!

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Topics: Character Counts Assembly Program, 2018-2019, fall assemblies, back to school