Outreach

The Leonardo brings learning to you. Join us for current, relevant, and accessible educational experiences to see what this teacher is raving about:

"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!"

Sydney Young, 8th grade science teacher 
Early Light Academy (South Jordan)
January 2011

Bringing hands-on science to Utah's students and teachers

The Leo on Wheels is an educational outreach program that travels to middle schools throughout Utah, serving nearly 14,000 students each year. It integrates science core content with 21st century thinking skills through hands-on, inquiry based activities that foster critical thinking, creativity, and innovation. Thanks to our sponsors, the visits are free to Utah public schools.

During each visit, interactive activities and hands-on inquiry assignments will focus around the school's choice of one of the following themes:

• Energy
• Forces in Motion

The interactive exhibits and two education specialists stay at each school for a week. Each participating class visits the program twice and teachers have the opportunity to lead related activities in the classroom between and after the visits. The Leo on Wheels serves primarily 8th grade science classes, but may also be adapted for other intermediate grades if there is time in the schedule.

Click here for more information and resources related to The Leo on Wheels exhibits.

Schedule a visit

To check availability or schedule a visit from The Leo on Wheels to your school, please contact us at 801-531-9800 ext. 129 or onwheels@theleonardo.org.

Check out this 100% functional Rube Goldberg Machine built by students at Manila High School!