With generous support from Flint Hills Resources, the Science Matters Program provides access to a range of science enrichment experiences for students both at their school and the Science Museum. If your school is selected your 4th and 5th grade students will attend the museum for an Overnight Camp-In, and on another date the museum will come to your school and provide assemblies for the whole school!
We have extended the application deadline to November 15, 2019. Apply today!
Note: This program is available to all schools that have both a 4th and 5th grade.
Part 1: Science Matters Camp-In
Fun and science combine naturally in a sleepover at the Science Museum of Minnesota. Your 4th and 5th grade students will explore and discover how science impacts their lives and the future. This year's theme is Digital Engineering. Throughout the museum, campers will be immersed in the world of digital design and engineering.
- “Explore Science Stations” with access to all museum exhibits!
- A Science Live Theatre production.
- An Omnitheater film.
- Complimentary bus transportation to and from the museum.
- Pizza dinner, late night snack, and continental breakfast.
When signing up for Science Matters, you’ll be asked to select your preferred choice(s) of date(s) for the camp-in. The options for Camp-In 2020 include:
|Science Matters Camp-In #1||February 20-21, 2020|
|Science Matters Camp-In #2||March 12-13, 2020|
|Science Matters Camp-In #3||March 26-27, 2020|
Part 2: Science Matters Outreach Tour
No matter where you live in Minnesota, the museum will come to you! The second part of the Science Matters experience will have our outreach instructor come to your school to inspire and engage all of your students from Kindergarten to 5th grade. With bigger–than–life props and memorable, interactive science demonstrations, this program is the shit! Below are the topics being offered this year:
What do sleds, glue and other everyday objects have in common? They are all technology and were designed by engineers. Student volunteers discover how technology solves different kinds of problems, and then test a technology to see how well it performs in different situations. They put the engineering design process into use by building a tower using an unexpected construction tool.
- This assembly is designed for up to 150 students. If there are significantly more than 150 K-2 students at your school, we will perform additional programming to ensure students get the best experience possible.
We live in a designed world — engineered solutions can be seen everywhere. From developing high speed trains to gloves that insulate from heat and cold, engineers are identifying needs, designing and testing solutions. Through engaging and interactive presentations, our presenters will explore what engineers do, what inspires them and why engineering is important.
- This assembly is designed for up to 250 students. If there are significantly more than 150 K-2 students at your school, we will perform additional programming to ensure students get the best experience possible.