Sitting in the parking lot of Lt. Job Lane Elementary School is a bright yellow shipping container. While it is relatively common for schools to have containers outside their main buildings for additional storage, there is much more than spare desks and office supplies in this metal box. In fact, it is a mobile science lab, filled with state-of-the-art equipment and scientists ready to help students explore the world of science.
That shipping container behind the Cyrus E. Dallin Elementary school isn’t from the remnants of a local building project; it’s a moving science lab. The Curiosity Cube, created by life science company MilliporeSigma, features hands-on science experiments geared towards getting kids interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
A retrofitted shipping container is a new approach in hands-on science classes for local students. The Curiosity Cube is making stops in several Centre County schools this week. Inside the cube three separate learning stations. One is dedicated to DNA, another the Brain Station and the third is a 3d printer. "It's really about sparking curiosity within our future generation of scientists.
I often envy what the world looks like through the eyes of a child. Even the simplest things can make a child curious. This inquisitive mindset enables them to get lost in exploration without caring about what needs to get done, because the definition of “need” is different for a child.
MILWAUKEE -- It's a fun and interactive laboratory on wheels that inspires kids to learn about science. Best of all, it's currently touring Milwaukee. The Curiosity Cube is a mobile science lab made out of an old shipping container. It features hands-on science experiments meant to spark interest in STEM amongst kids. The three different interactive activities include a DNA station, a 3D printing station and a station showing how technology is currently being used in science.
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SHEBOYGAN - A bright yellow shipping container turned science lab is sparking kid's curiosity in science.
Called the "Curiosity Cube," the retrofitted 22-foot by 10-foot shipping container is equipped with the latest technology to provide a learning environment for visitors to become immersed in science.
The cube is an endeavor by MilliporeSigma, a global life science company with a location in Sheboygan Falls, which is bringing the cube across the United States to get youth excited about science and careers in STEM.
by Victoria L. May, Washington University in St. Louis
There is a growing need for interdisciplinary approaches to address many of the modern challenges to advancing research, innovation and technological development. This creates a call for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education—not just in our classrooms, but also in our economic potential. As careers in STEM grow, we recognize the importance of equipping students with the 21st century skills necessary for them to thrive.
Be brave, creative, and curious: that’s what we say at Girlstart every day. We hope to inspire girls to make this their personal goal, because we believe that these three traits are vital to nurturing tomorrow’s STEM workforce. Everything that we do is designed to foster interest and excitement in STEM studies, majors, and careers. MilliporeSigma—a long-time partner and supporter of our programs—demonstrates this same belief through its science education efforts, aimed at inspiring curiosity in the next generation of scientists.