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? That sure would be nice.
Well, now you can.
Say hello to Mobile Ed's STEM Museum. This all-new touring program turns your gymnasium or multipurpose room into a state-of-the-art hands-on children's museum focused on STEM education. With activities suitable for all ages, you'll find workstations to not only augment your existing science and math curriculum, but expose your students to high-tech fields of study they never before had access to.
With multiple activities, the STEM 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 a minimum of 4 parent volunteers will be present at some of the stations to not only supervise but to positively enhance the experience with small group instruction.
STEM Museum truly has something for everyone! From building an arch to programming a robot and seeing holograms and antique phones inbetween, we bring experiences your students might not ever have had before right to your doorstep – and plenty of them! With so many activities, you might need a second visit to see it all!
Just a few of the interactive stations
we have available for your school...
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 STEM 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.
Structures Building Station
Use our huge collection of the popular building toy K'nex to create structures using responsible engineering techniques. We provide examples of bridges, towers and vehicles all constructed with real-world tolerances in mind and let you build the tallest, strongest, or just plain coolest structure you can imagine!
Explore Newton's Third Law of Motion (for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction) with this classic physics display – super sized using billiard balls! Try different combinations to see how the energy of the motion always balances out in the end.
Turn your student's energy into a dazzling light show that stands at the center of the STEM 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!
And much more!