Science Matters Mobile Museum Stops In Checotah
A grant from EPSCoR funded a recent visit of the Science Matters Mobile Museum to Checotah Intermediate School (CIS) for a few days of interactive fun. The grant is a limited run program where four specially chosen libraries in Oklahoma are prototype affiliate members with the Oklahoma Museum Network. This grant allows them access to professional development training, library program kits, and the use and training of the Science Matters Mobile Museum.
CIS Principal Ryan Ambrose and his Intermediate teachers were thrilled to receive the grant and opportunity for their students. “We are always looking for fun and innovative ways to engage our students and the Science Matters Mobile did just that,” Ambrose said.
The students of CIS took turns by classrooms as they boarded the 40-foot truck that was parked in the parking lot. With the help of Beth Sherrill from the Jim Lucas Library, it didn’t take long before all the students were fully immersed in the wonders and relevance of science.
Each student was transported into an interactive environment with highly engaging exhibits that encouraged them to explore, investigate and experiment with all forms of science.
Some students loved seeing their shadows captured on the white wall while others learned about gravitational pull and pulley systems. Others were fascinated by the vortex and others wanted to hear how different frequencies changed their voice through a microphone.
The Science Matters Mobile ensures that students use their own curiosity, a necessary and vital element for any budding scientist. This inspires students to use their observational and critical thinking skills to discover what each exhibit has to offer and what they have to offer the world.