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.
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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.