Leo On Wheels

Have Science, Will Travel

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What is Leo on Wheels?

The Leo on Wheels (LOW) is a free outreach program that brings hands-on science exhibits and activities to junior high and middle schools around Utah. As students explore interactive exhibits, perform inquiry-based investigations and work in groups to solve problems, they learn STEM content while developing creative and critical thinking skills. LOW brings the unique experience of The Leonardo museum to your school doors.

The Leo on Wheels program supports and enhances the Utah State Science Core curriculum.

While LOW visits primarily 7th and 8th grade science classes, if time allows our educators are always willing to adapt the experience to other intermediate grades. A normal LOW visit lasts for five school days. Facilitators will need a large space (an auditorium or gymnasium, for example) and will need access to secure power sources. Classes that visit the LOW carts do so for one school block or single bell schedule (~50 minutes.)

 

WHAT TEACHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT LEO ON WHEELS

“Thank you, thank you, thank you! I loved seeing [students] explore and discover new things in new ways. There is no substitute for hands on learning, and having resources like The Leo on Wheels come to our school helps to expose the kids to things we can’t provide with our limited resources. I really appreciated all that went into getting here, setting up, executing a great hands on science week, and even the take down and hauling away. You are welcome to come anytime and pilot new exhibits at our school. We’d love to be a satellite partner!”
Educator, Jordan School District

“My students loved the exhibits. So many science concepts were reinforced with GREAT interactives and I just watched it happen. Thank you very much for coming to our school!”
– Educator, Salt Lake School District

REQUESTING A VISIT

We are currently accepting requests for the 2017-2018 school year. The Leonardo is committed to serving schools throughout Utah. Visits are scheduled on a first-come-first served basis, with some limitations due to funding requirements, travel distance and school schedule. To request a visit, submit your and your school’s information at: http://www.theleonardo.org/leo-wheels-request-form/

For other Community Outreach Program requests (not LOW) please email education@theleonardo.org

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