Hartshorne GEAR UP students tour the Science Museum Oklahoma

Fifty-two Hartshorne GEAR UP students recently visited the Science Museum Oklahoma in Oklahoma City. The two-story museum consists of a wide array of hands-on activities that allow students to have fun in an engaging way. Students roamed while learning about various scientific principles. The museum, as well as the name, has evolved since its creation in 1958. The mission of Science Museum Oklahoma, formerly known as the Omniplex Science Museum, is to enrich people’s lives by revealing the wonder and relevance of science. Science Museum Oklahoma is enjoyed by students of all ages. GEAR UP students learned about various exhibits throughout the museum including smart Space; CurioCity, a 20,000-square-foot city with eight whimsical neighborhoods children are exposed to science through several interactive activities that encourage learning through play; Light Minded, where students can experience the incredible beauty of the plasma tube, freeze time with the Shadow Stopper, marvel at the power of the Tesla Coil, see how strobe lights play on piano strings, snap your shadow in three colors, see your body’s heat patterns in living color with an infrared camera, and much more; and the Science Floor exhibits, the heart of the museum with hundreds of activities to teach, entertain and astound guests. The Science Floor is all things science with a Segway Park, Resonant Pendulum where the students effortlessly move a 400-pound weight, and much more. The field trip was sponsored by Eastern Oklahoma State College GEAR UP. Eastern received a $17 million federal GEAR UP grant in 2017 and will serve more than 3,000 students in 39 area schools for seven years.
Hartshorne GEAR UP students recently visited the Science Museum Oklahoma.

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