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STEM Center for Education and Career Development


We are pleased to announce the launch of our new STEM Center for Education and Career Development, a Museum initiative that seeks to prepare students for success by raising the level of STEM education, instruction and career interest and to create a science literate community by increasing awareness of and engagement in STEM.

To accomplish these goals, the STEM Center will offer a number of specialized opportunities to advance knowledge and engagement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

The goal of each of these programs is to provide firsthand experiences for youth to build self-confidence, sense of self, interpersonal communication and leaderships skills, and to inspire youth by cultivating and furthering an interest in STEM education and careers.

New this year are:

  • Internships for students ages 14-16. Students will collaborate in teams to research
    and produce a science show or community awareness project that will illuminate a
    basic science principle or issue, see attached flyer.

  • Two-year internships for high school juniors. Students will earn volunteer service
    hours, college credit, learn how to build an APP and receive a stipend while
    advancing their knowledge in STEM subjects, see attached flyer.

  • Extended Learning Opportunities for 75 sixth grade ‘bubble’ students. Crystal Lake
    Middle School and the Museum will offer Discovering Success: An Initiative to
    Increase High School Graduation through STEM as part of the Community
    Foundation of Broward ‘s School is Cool movement. Students will be immersed in
    real-life STEM experiences at school and at the Museum, and family participation
    and support will be encouraged in a variety of ways.

Sun-Sentinel Article on MODS STEM APP-titude Program - CLICK HERE


UPCOMING STEM EVENTS

Brains & the Human Body - February 23, 2015
Our bodies can do some amazing yet revolting things. Students will make scabs and snot to learn how various organ systems keep bodies safe and healthy. They will also dissect an eyeball and then learn how human brains process optical illusions. The day ends with a journey through the new traveling exhibit: Brain: The World Inside Your Head.

Wondrous Whales - March 30, 2015
Students will examine the migration patterns, feeding, and communication of Humpback Whales. The taxonomy and classification of whales will be explored as students organize candies and sea creatures into patterns and structures. Students can enhance their learning experience by adding our latest IMAX movie Humpback Whales 3D to their visit. (Extra fee applies.)

Engineering Expedition - April 27, 2015
This class challenges students to work in teams to design and model several of the world’s most recognizable structures. They will build bridges and create catapults and even participate in a ping pong ball catapult competition. They will also construct rollercoasters to better understand the physics behind what makes them so much fun and fast.

States of Matter Surround Us - May 18, 2015
Is it a solid, a liquid or a gas? Students will witness the many ways we can physically and chemically change the matter around us. The objects used in these experiments will be no match for expanding gasses, dry ice or a supercooled liquid nitrogen dip.

Contact our Reservations Department at 954-713-0930


Educator Guide on-line
http://www.mods.org/groups/index.htm

Download our App·titude Orientation Flyer Here

Download our Internship Informational Flyer Here (Ages 14-16)

Related STEM Flyers
Download our STEM Home School Classes (Grades 3 - 5)

What is STEM? The simplest definition is what it stands for, which is science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

As always, we will offer spectacular films, traveling exhibits, labs, demos and outreach to support your curriculum. And two major areas will be renovated: the AutoNation IMAX 3D Theater will reopen in early October with a new giant screen, new luxury seats, new powerful sound system and the addition of a digital projector to complement our 15/70 film projector. Then in mid-December, our aviation exhibit hall will be completely renovated and will be renamed To Fly. An exciting new feature will be a 7D capsule theater offering a multi-sensory experience that will be free to students on school field trips.



 
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