MOBIUS ON THE MOVE
Outreach STEAM Workshops
Mobius on the Move is a flexible, in-person classroom experience for students of all ages. We are proud to work with principals, general education teachers, and science specialists to create the best experience for your students. Our programs are suitable for a variety of classrooms and time frames.
Workshops are group programs designed to enhance classroom curriculum with hands-on examples of learning by doing. A wide range of workshop topics cover different subjects and grade ranges. We’re here to help inspire your class with fun science activities that spark curiosity and motivate learning. All workshops are NGSS aligned and can be tailored to the needs of your group.
Outreach STEAM Workshops
Mobius offers a variety of STEAM Workshops covering the topics of Biology, Earth + Space Science, Chemistry, and Technology + Engineering. Expand each topic below to see the workshops!
Owl Pellet Dissection
Grades: Pre K – 8
Ever wonder what happens after an owl enjoys a tasty meal? Learn about this silent hunter and the critters it calls dinner by piecing together the bones, feathers, and fur that you find when you dig into owl pellets with us! Student groups will dissect their own owl pellet with guidance from instructors. NGSS Standards: K-LS1-1, 3-LS1-1, 4-LS1-1
Grades: 3 – 8
Open up this amphibian and investigate its internal organs. As fellow vertebrates, frogs share many similarities with humans. This is an excellent introduction to anatomy. Student groups will dissect and identify the anatomy of frogs with assistance from instructors. NGSS Standards: K-LS1-1, 3-LS1-1, 4-LS1-1, 4-LS1-2
Cow Eye Dissection
Grades: 3 – 8
Why do cow eyes glow at night? How similar are cow eyes to ours? Explore these questions and more while dissecting a real eyeball! Through this ooey-gooey workshop, learn how each piece of the eye works together to give us sight. Student groups will dissect and identify the anatomy of a cow’s eye with assistance from instructors. NGSS Standards: K-LS1-1, 3-LS1-1, 4-LS1-1, 4-LS1-2
Pollinators + Flower Dissection
Grades: Pre K – 2
How do flowers make seeds? Why are bees so important for growing fruits and vegetables? Explore the dynamic relationship between flowers and pollinators! Students will dissect a flower, create art with the flower, and play a fun game as they pretend to be pollinators! NGSS Standards: K-LS1-1, K-PS3-1, 2-LS2-2
Grades: 3 – 8
Scientists drill into soil and ice to study Earth’s history. Create volcanic eruptions and study core samples as you drill into your model volcano. Learn about volcanoes and study them like a geologist. Students will create volcanic eruptions with Play-Doh and trade volcanoes with other students who will sample the core. Students will diagram their findings! NGSS Standards: 2-ESS1-1, 2-ESS2-2, 4-ESS2-1, 4-ESS2-2, 4-ESS3-1
Space + Satellites
Grades: K – 3
Adventure in and around our solar system and discover all the objects that are neighbors to Earth. Students will become NASA’s newest aerospace engineers and build a satellite to explore our solar system! NGSS Standards: 1-ESS1-1, 2-ESS1-1, MS-ESS1-1, MS-ESS1-2, MS-ESS1-2
Grades: PreK – 4
What is a chemical reaction and how do we know when one is happening? In this introduction to chemistry workshop, students will answer these questions through colorful and bubbly experiments. NGSS Standards: 2-PS1-1, 2-PS1-4, 5-PS1-1, 5-PS1-3, 5-PS1-4
Grades: 3 – 8
In this lab, students will learn the pH properties of acids and bases, test pH using chemical reactions, and create a vibrant rainbow display of the pH spectrum. Students will document their findings as they complete the rainbow challenge. Then, they will have the opportunity to test the pH of common household items. NGSS Standards: 5-PS1-1, 5-PS1-3, 5-PS1-4, MS-PS1-1, MS-PS1-2, MS-PS1-4, MS-PS1-5
Grades: PreK – 8
Can you talk to robots? Learn to write the coded language that computer programmers use to direct robots like a Mars rover. Explore the basics of coding using fun robots. Students will complete coding challenges of various levels with block coding. Multipurpose room or gymnasium recommended for Sphero robots. NGSS Standards: 4-PS3-2,4-PS4-3, MS-ETS1-1
Grades: 2 – 5
What do the Eiffel Tower, a skyscraper, and the Burj Khalifa have in common? They are all towers! Using design, creativity, and a little trial and error, students will build different types of towers while learning the principles of engineering! NGSS Standards: K-2-ETS1-1, K-2-ETS1-2, K-2-ETS1-3, 2-PS1-1, 2-PS1-2, 2-PS1-3, 3-5-ETS1-1, 3-5-ETS1-2, 3-5-ETS1-3, 3-PS2-1, 3-PS2-2, 4-PS3-4
Grades: PreK – 1
What structures can withstand the swing of a wrecking ball? Students will experiment with the strength and direction of pushes and pulls in this introduction to forces and motion. Students will be challenged to use the wrecking ball to knock down objects without knocking down the houses close behind it. NGSS Standards: K-PS2-1, K-PS2-2, 2-PS1-2
3rd Grade Engineering
Put your 3rd grade engineering skills to this test! Students will work in groups to to complete two hands-on engineering challenges. This workshop is so popular it has its own program. LEARN MORE + SCHEDULE HERE.
Use the contact form at the bottom of the page to schedule an Outreach STEAM Workshop. Workshops must be scheduled at least 2 weeks in advance.
Need more flexibility?
If your school, classroom, or group has other needs regarding time-frames, location, or funding, we’ll to try accommodate your needs. Let us know when you inquire below!
Are you a 3rd Grade Teacher?
Mobius offers a popular 3rd Grade Engineering Workshop (at Mobius or at your location). Check it out HERE!
STEAM Workshop $250
One STEAM Workshop can have a maximum of 25 students.
Additional Workshops $200
All workshops must be on the same day and be the same topic. Four workshops maximum per day.
STEAM Kit Workshop $275 + 12/kit
Attendees will be provided with a STEAM Kit created by Mobius educators. Educators can lead kit activities either virtually or in-person. This experience is great for large groups and classrooms. This is a fun way to get a large group involved and excited about science, no matter the age! We suggest one kit per person. We have many topics to choose from, check them out here: https://mobiusdiscoverycenter.org/learn/kits/ Time: 1 hour, plus 1 hour setup in-person, 30 minute setup virtual. Kits would be delivered to your location for virtual experience and distributed by you to attendees.
Each workshop is 45 – 60 minutes, depending on the topic.
25 students maximum per workshop. Can be mixed classes/cohorts. Workshops can take place in science specialist classroom, general education classroom, or a multipurpose room.
Invoices will be provided on day of visit. If you will be using a Purchase Order, please mention that at time of scheduling.
A travel fee may be applied for locations outside the greater Spokane region.
Scheduling + Inquiries
Submit this form to inquire about a STEAM workshop. A scheduling specialist will respond as soon as possible. Please note, Mobius is closed on Monday and Tuesdays.
If your school, classroom, or group has other needs regarding time-frames, location, or funding, we’re happy to accommodate your needs. Please include any questions in your message.