MilliporeSigma has embarked on its third annual Curiosity Cube mobile science lab tour.
The Curiosity Cube, a 22x15-foot retrofitted shipping container, is a mobile science lab outfitted with interactive, hands-on science experiments designed to encourage children from lower-resourced schools to explore STEM careers. Of the schools the lab will visit in 2019, 95% will be Title 1 (a classification from the U.S. Department of Education based on the percentage of students from low-income families).
For 2019, the Curiosity Cube’s experiments are themed to the 150th anniversary of the Periodic Table of Elements. Students will use augmented reality, virtual reality, digital microscopes, 3D printers and science instrument to explore elements found in nature, technology and the human body, guided by MilliporeSigma employees.
“We’ve seen firsthand how the interactive learning that takes place inside the Curiosity Cube can spark curiosity crucial for developing a passion for science,” said Udit Batra, CEO, MilliporeSigma. “We will continue to bring important science curricula to students, especially those in areas where STEM education is not readily available.”
The Curiosity Cube will visit schools, summer camps and public spaces in more than 100 communities around the U.S. and Canada. To learn more and view the complete 2019 tour schedule, visit www.thecuriositycube.com.