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The Science Museum of Minnesota knows educators!

"Having exhibits that support or reinforce a standard is just what is
needed to cement learning for students"
- St. Paul science teacher

Finding Science Museum resources aligned with Minnesota Academic Standards is easy. Check out our new searchable online database. Email us at standards@smm.org with questions or suggestions.

Magnetic fields transform motion into electric currents at the BIG Magnet. Learn More
What if you had to generate all the electricity you use? Learn More
Observe the patterns of flow projected onto a large screen as water is heated and cooled. Alter the patterns and the temperature to see how these changes affect the currents. Learn More
Students will experience thinking like engineers by using engineering design processes and skills to solve problems and design their own creations. Learn More
Play with light, experiment with a giant bubble wand and learn more about how we understand the visual world. Learn More
Operate a small steam engine that drives a 12-volt alternator. Learn More
Make your own transformer to change AC electricity from high voltage to low voltage or from low voltage to high voltage. Learn More
Visit the Wave Tank and watch the surf crash against a wall or roll slowly up onto shore. Learn More
Explore how the 100 billion neurons that make up our brains perceive the world around us. Learn More
What impact does fire has on the three basic forms of matter? Learn More