What if you could bring the experience of visiting a science museum right to your school?
Wouldn't that be great? Being able to save on not only admission costs, but transportation fees as well? Not having to deal with the hassles of permission slips or taking an entire day away from your curriculum requirements? Well, now you can.
Say hello to Mobile Ed's STEAM Museum. This comprehensive update over our original nationwide hit STEM Museum is ready to turn your gymnasium or multipurpose room into a state-of-the-art hands-on children's museum focused on STEAM education (science, technology, engineering, art and math). With activities suitable for all ages, you'll find workstations to not only augment your existing science and math curriculum, but you will also expose your students to high-tech fields of study they never before had access to. In addition, we put the A in STEAM by opening up your student's right-brains through activities that encourage divergent thinking.
"It was a wonderful experience for our students. The presenter did an outstanding job,the museum was very kid friendly, and the materials were organized." - Rachel Close, Ostmann Elementary School
Interactive, hands-on learning
The STEAM Museum has something for all grade levels and interests. Students are encouraged to explore the museum at their own pace and manage their time between stations that appeal to their individual interests. Adult supervision from the Mobile Ed presenter and parent volunteers will be present at some of the stations to focus the students and to positively enhance the experience with small group instruction.
STEAM Museum truly has something for everyone! From building an arch to programming a robot to 3D printing, we bring experiences your students might not ever have had before right to your doorstep – and plenty of them! With so much to do, you might need a second visit to see it all.
Just a few of the exhibits in Mobile Ed's STEAM Museum...
We are committed to keeping STEAM Museum a cutting-edge experience. That's why every year we invest in new exhibits so you can bring the program back year after year and always see something fresh and exciting.
Here's some of the exhibits included this year:
Build a parabolic arch out of large kid-friendly foam blocks (with the help of a parent volunteer) and learn how this incredibly strong structure functions in the process. See how the ancient Roman's used this structure in their buildings, how American's used it in the St. Louis Gateway Arch, discover how force is dispersed, how a keystone works, and then knock it all down!
A demonstration of a state-of-the-art 3D printer in action. Students watch as the printer creates a 3D model while it's visible on a computer monitor right before their eyes. Example models are on display of other practical (and just plain fun) objects that can be made with a 3D printer.
Mix-and-match four different “rollers”, each with their own texture, with four different “lanes”, each also lined with their own texture. See which textures create the most friction and which textures create the least!
You and your students will get the opportunity to see a truly cutting-edge humanoid robot in action! The NAO robot will kick-off your visit to the STEAM Museum, introducing himself and his wide-range of human-like abilities, leaving jaws hanging wide open and imaginations forever sparked at the incredible state the field of robotics is in. Then, time permitting, NAO will gather your students for a group workout/dance to end their session.
Turn your student's energy into a dazzling light show that stands at the center of the STEAM Museum with this bike generator. As your students pedal the bike, they will convert their kinetic energy into electricity, first illuminating low-power LEDs until finally creating enough power to light halogen lamps at the top of the tower! Everyone will want a chance at this!
There are two different types of robots you can program at STEAM Museum. The first is a robot not unlike the NASA Discovery robot currently exploring the surface of Mars where students will learn step-by-step programming. The second is an advanced line-tracking robot that responds to color. Grab your markers and create paths, mazes and even game boards for this awesome robot.
And much more!
"Not only did Mr. A.J. present the STEAM principles in a fun and engaging manner, he also provided excellent character and career education for the students as well. The students hung on his every word along with their teachers. Many commented on how it was the best assembly they had ever seen. Thank you!"
- Culbertson Elementary School