Bill Zeeble / KERA News


Museum Truck Celebrates the Magic of STEM

A traveling museum is inspiring future scientists, engineers, and innovators. When the Perot Museum of Nature and Science sent their Tech Truck to visit a Texas high school, it brought learning stations and “wonder kits” that provided materials for students to engage in creative STEM projects. The school’s leader believes that bringing this museum field trip experience to her students will help bring the joy back to learning after extensive virtual school during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Listen to learn about the students’ projects and how experiences like exploring the museum truck can last a lifetime.


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  • What was one of Malala Yousafzai’s first experiences with the dangers of religious extremism?
  • After miraculously surviving her attack, what has Malala focused her work on?
  • What is the message that Malala is trying to send to those in power?
  • What does Malala want to do in the future?
  • What are the goals of Malala’s mission to support girls?

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