STEAM NIGHTS

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WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT A STEAM NIGHT WITH THE MUSE

What is a STEAM Night?
Up to two hours of programming, including 5 different activities showing the integrated learning that occurs through STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math). 

Includes:
  • Up to two hours of programming for up to about 150 students
  • 5 different STEAM activities
  • Muse staff educators
  • Training for volunteers 30 minutes before your event
  • Coupon for one free child admission to The Muse (with paid adult) for each child attending
  • Cost: $350 (additional charge for mileage outside of Knox County)

To schedule:
  • Choose first and second choice dates for your event
  • Choose 5 activities, making sure to choose one from each aspect of STEAM, but not required (or let us choose for you).
  • Email info@themuseknoxville.org with your choices and an estimate of the number of attendees and grade level(s).
  • Identify at least 10 volunteers to facilitate activities. Volunteers should report 30 minutes early.
  • Arrange for a location. We have worked in school gyms, cafeterias, hallways, and classrooms. Each activity needs at least one table.
  • Invite families! This fillable PDF FLYER is free to use.

Activity Options:
  • Seasonal Nature Microscopy (S-T): Use digital microscopes to take a look at objects from nature.
  • Static Electricity (S-T): Explore forces caused by static charges. (Works best in winter months.)
  • Electricity and Electromagnets (S-E): Construct an electromagnet from simple materials and experiment with simple circuits.
  • Galaxy Dough (S-A): Hands-on sculpting activity with sparkly dough the color of deep space.
  • Future Transportation (S-T-E): Explore the future of transportation with solar and wind-powered cars.
  • Inventing with Electronics using littleBits (S-T-E): Invent something with magnetic circuit kits.
  • Marshmallow Engineering (E-A-M): What can you build with simple engineering materials?
  • Lego Challenge (E-A-M): Use color, size, and pattern guidelines to build a lego tower. Best for grades K-3.
  • Boats and Buoyancy (S-E-M): Kids design and build a floating boat in this introductory engineering challenge.
  • Catapults (S-T-E): Use sticks and rubber bands to launch a projectile.
  • Circle Art (A-M): Experience the geometry of circles using a variety of tools and art materials.
  • Constellations (S-A): Create a constellation art piece.
  • Seasonal Symmetry (S-A-M): Study symmetrical images from nature and make symmetrical art.
  • Tangrams (A-M): Use simple shapes to make a complex pattern.
  • Building Honeycombs (S-A-M): Explore the structure of honeycombs in this community building project.
  • Estimating and Measuring Circumference (T-M): Using a seasonal object, check your ability to estimate circumference.
  • Geometric Shapes (S-A-M): Explore polygons and other shapes with hands-on materials and images from nature.
  • Ozobots (S-T-E-A): These little robots respond to a color-coded language that kids can draw.
  • Binary Code Bracelets (T-A-M): Use binary code to make a bracelet that represents your intials.
  • Seasonal Art and Games (varies): Let us choose a seasonal activity for you!
  • Lego Creative Challenge (S-T-E-A): Teams of kids and adults build original Lego creations for fun or competition! 
  • BUZZ about Coding (S-T-E-M): Explore the basics of robotics and coding with BeeBot! Best for grades PreK-2.
  • Refractometry (S-T-M): Measure plant juices to determine the sugar ratio of the plant, and how it might be used as a biofuel.

Add-Ons
  • STARLAB Portable Planetarium - Add $300. Accommodates up to 24 people. Up to 3 demonstrations in 2 hours.
  • Extra activity from the list above - Add $50 and two volunteers
  • Extra Muse staff - Varies. Please call at least one month in advance if you are unable to provide sufficient volunteer facilitators.
  • Extra supplies for more than 150 students - Varies. Please call for information.​​
Check out some great moments from our STEAM Nights!  

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Are you a Title 1 school or in need of help paying for this program?  
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