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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.

Think like amusement park engineers and design a device that floats, twirls and dances in a column of air. Students engage in the engineering design process by developing and testing their prototypes in a 3-foot tall wind tube.

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Form an engineering design team that will plan, construct and test a loading-carrying prototype vehicle that moves only by wind power. Apply creative thinking and engineering principles to work within the constraints and achieve your goal of a working Wind Traveler! Learn More
Have students investigate local contemporary environments, ancient environments, and the components of environments throughout several galleries in the Science Museum of Minnesota. Learn More
The Experiment Gallery is all about hands-on experience, providing exhibits and activities that let you take on the role of a scientist to test and explore the worlds of physical science and mathematics. Learn More
Build a circuit and see electricity work at the AC Electricity Bench. Learn More
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