Tulsa Children's Museum

Log Number: ARPML-251011-OMLS-22

The Tulsa Children’s Museum Discovery Lab will respond to students’ pandemic-related learning hurdles by creating a hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) 8-week series. The museum will design the series, informed by Oklahoma Academic Standards, to supplement and complement traditional classroom curricula from kindergarten to 6th grade. The museum will provide the series through free and reduced-cost programming to three pilot schools serving economically marginalized families, estimated to impact 1,344 students. The series will provide opportunities for hands-on activities reinforcing the STEM curricula being taught in classrooms, using art as the access point. In addition to the series, museum educators will provide professional development for teachers in facilitation techniques and science content understanding. Program assessment will include pre- and post-activity evaluation with teachers and students and a comparison of changes in students’ STEM attitudes and knowledge.