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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.

With physics as your guide, adjust and test variables to model a gravity-defying rollercoaster. Teams record how changing variables such as height, mass, and hill position affect the run time. Learn More
Explore the energy of sound by feeling and seeing the vibrations. Alter vibrations and observe how sound changes what is seen, felt and heard. Learn More
Learn what makes a robot a robot, then step down in size and find out how small robots can be. Learn More
The Seismofon is a massive musical sculpture that chimes when there is seismic activity beneath Earth's surface. Learn More
Introduce your students to the science of chemistry with larger-than-life demonstrations. Learn More
Manipulate objects by plucking, striking, or rubbing to cause vibration. Vibrating objects make sound! Learn More
Join us for this noisy demonstration and explore the sound all around you. Learn More
Use engineering principles and your knowledge of Geometry to build human-scale structures of great height and strength. Learn More
There are a lot of headlines, protests and arguments about regulating natural gas drilling. Learn More
Participate in the scientific process! In this comedic performance, we will ask a question, hypothesize, experiment, model, and demonstrate our results. Learn More