Mobile Science Learning Lab Being Recast As A Solar Technology Teaching Resource
MoLab's "MoBus" should be visiting Title One middle schools by the fall.
A long-stalled plan to bring more STEM learning to Title One middle schools in Leon and Gadsden counties is back on track. The Mo-Bus project has received a large grant from the All Points North Foundation.
The Mo-Bus has long been a dream of the Mo-Lab organization, co-founded by Trish Hanson. Originally it was to visit 9 Title One middle schools with a variety of hands-on science experiences.
"The machinations of Mo-Bus has changed. Let us hone in on becoming a solar science lab," Hanson said, adding the All Points North Foundation grant means a major makeover for the classroom on wheels.
"Now with this grant we're going to be able to wrap it, more solar science education kits and the big part is providing the programming to those 9 middle schools."
Hanson expects the Solar Science Sustainability Lab to hit the road this fall. The reconfigured mobile teaching resource will have project-based solar education programs with a focus on circuitry, solar cell technology and the connection between energy and living things.