Innovation and Invention

STEAM Programs

In this history and STEAM program, students will follow the steps of innovation through the Discovery Place exhibit, using the hands-on, interactive stations to learn about local inventors and their contributions to the world. Using the idea of the “innovator mindset,” students will also explore the personal characteristics that innovators have and visit exhibits about local inventions in Pittsburgh: A Tradition of Innovation. The program culminates with a rapid prototyping activity inspired by the innovations and inventions featured in the museum.

Grades: 1 – 5
Program Length: 1.5 hours
Maxiumum: 75 students
Cost:
$8 per student

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Please note that not all programs are available for all grades. Please refer to the Experience History Programs guide for more information.

Arsenal of the Union: Western Pennsylvania in the Civil WarUnderground Railroad in Western PennsylvaniaMany Hands Make a City: Immigration and MigrationThe Smoky City: Immigration and IndustryConflicts and Compromises: Pittsburgh’s Labor HistorySetting the Scene: Macaroni BoyForging Freedom: Pittsburgh and World War IIExamining the Holocaust Through the ArchivesEyewitness to HistoryShaping Modern Pittsburgh: A Deliberative ForumPittsburgh Change AgentsInspired by Pittsburgh90 Pittsburgh NeighborhoodsGather a StoryA Better World: Improving the Quality of our Lives Through InnovationInnovation and InventionSystems Thinking: Exploring Complex SystemsSteel City SportsHands On History - Exploring Original Primary Sources


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