Blazing a trail for STEM in TexasPosted by MomOnMars on August 13, 2012
The Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering is on a mission to bring the joys of science and technology to kids all over Texas. And it’s doing it through a 40-foot trailer chock-full of engineering and science exhibits. Targeted at grades 3 to 7, the Trailblazer is the only interactive science and engineering museum-on-wheels in Texas.
I had the chance to step inside the Trailblazer earlier this summer while it was on tour through San Antonio, thanks to Time Warner Cable (TWC). TWC supports the initiative through its Connect A Million Minds campaign.
I’m not sure what was more fun…the experiments themselves…or all of us nerds wandering around inside like kids in a candy shop!
I wanted to bring the Trailblazer home with me. Instead, I captured this experiment that you can do at home. You just need two empty soda cans. Then, just put your lips together and blow (okay – kudos to those who recognize that reference…).
Interested in having the Trailblazer come to your school? Here are some details.