Taking STEM Outside of the Classroom

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Taking STEM Outside of the Classroom

by Adam Stone

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See how @MilliporeSigma is taking #STEM outside of the classroom and connecting students with industry experts through the #CuriosityCube. Learn more via @teachmag: http://bit.ly/2JxIbUT
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 9:15am

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A 7th Grade science teacher at Marshall Simonds Middle School in Boston, MA, Tammy Scelsi took her students out of the classroom and into a giant box. 

Actually, it's a 22x10-foot shipping container, dubbed the Curiosity Cube. Life science company, MilliporeSigma developed it and makes it available for free to educators. It's a mobile lab packed with hands-on learning opportunities and staffed by experts. 

"Theres a 3D printing station where they were printing pieces for a robotic assembly. There is a gestural interface technology where kids can take apart a skeletal image of a skull and look at the brain, just by waving their hands in the air. And they had some microscopy, looking at cancerous brain cells and healthy brain cells," Scelsi said. 

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