Education Through Entertainment

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: SkyDome Planetarium, astronomy, teaching astronomy

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

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

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

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

Happy Mother's Day | Last-Minute Gift Ideas

Posted on Sun, May 13, 2018

Mothers’ Day is May 13th! Did you forget?

We’ve never met a mom who prefers a store-bought gift over something her kids made her -- even if her kids are adults -- so we’ve got a list of suggestions today to help you make your mom smile this Mother's Day!

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Topics: Mother's Day

April Showers | Rainy Day Science Activity

Posted on Thu, Apr 5, 2018

It’s time to bid farewell to the snowflakes and get out our umbrellas -- spring is finally here! And as we all know, with April showers come May flowers...but where do those April showers come from, anyway?  We’re here to help you out with a quick refresher on the water cycle just in time to make the most of those rainy days -- along with a few activities to make the time go by faster!

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Topics: DIY, Rainy Day Activity, science experiments, weather, water, Building Up STEAM

Make a Rainbow in a Bottle | St. Patrick's Day Science Activity

Posted on Sat, Mar 17, 2018

Don’t worry -- you don’t have to wish for rain on this St. Patrick’s Day to be able to enjoy a rainbow! Handy Dan and his friend Junkbot are here to teach you how to make your very own St. Paddy’s Day rainbow* in the privacy of your own home -- you won’t even need an umbrella!

*pot of gold not included.

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Topics: Handy Dan the Junkyard Man, Fun, Arts and Crafts, DIY, St. Patrick's Day