Experience science, math, technology, and history
through hands-on activities and demonstrations
on flight, energy, nuclear science and technology,
robotics, and inventions that have shaped our lives
through a visit from the National Atomic Museum's Up 'N' Atom Mobile. The Up 'N' Atom Mobile is proud to offer a variety of programs to schools, community centers, festivals, camps, and more. All programs are specifically designed as interactive experiences that support state standards.
The Up 'N' Atom Mobile travels year-round and offers free programming to our service area which includes school districts in New Mexico south of Interstate 40 excluding Bernalillo County. Schools within Bernalillo County, special events, and home schools will be charged a fee for service.
UP 'N' ATOM PROGRAMS
FORCES OF FLIGHT
(Groups up to 30, 45-60 minutes)
Flight has been a human fascination and obstacle for centuries. How does an airplane fly? What is Bernoulli's Principle? What type of paper airplane will fly the furthest? Which will go the fastest? Explore the history and science behind the forces of flight in this exciting demonstration-based program.
NM Standards: Science, Math, Language Arts, Social Studies (Grades 4-7)
(Groups up to 30, 45-50 minutes)
Energy is all around us! What are some forms of energy? Become a battery, measure radiation, complete electrical circuits, and experience the shock of a Van de Graaff generator hands-on exploration of energy.
NM Standards: Science, Math, Language Arts, Social Studies (Grades 6-9)
PROBING THE PAST
(Groups up to 30, 45 minutes)
Scientists contribute to the future by building upon the past. Through hands-on fun, learn about Hans Geiger and radiation detection, and the development of photography, and about gravitational force using Newton's Laws. How have these contributions affected the world of today?
NM Standards: Science, Math, Language Arts, Social Studies (Grades 5-8)
PROPAGANDA: THE TERRIFYING TOOL
(Groups up to 30, 60-90 minutes)
Challenge your students to critically think about the world around them. What is propaganda? Why was or is it used? Does it differ from advertising? How far should it go? This program will take your students from Cold War propaganda to propaganda today. Primary source materials will be used for this program.
NM Standards: Social Studies, Language Arts, Fine Arts (Grades 8-12)
A "CAPSULE" OF ATOMIC CULTURE
(Groups up to 30, 60-90 minutes)
July 16, 1945, the world forever changed. The first atomic devise was detonated and the atomic age began. Not only was science and the military infl uenced by the atomic bomb, so was culture. This program is designed to teach students about how culture and society were influenced by the atomic bomb. This hands-on approach to history will take students back to a time when Rock 'n' Roll was new and suburbia was exploding. Students will look at artifacts from the 1950's to the 1980's and draw conclusions about the way culture is connected to historical change.
NM Standards: Social Studies, Language Arts (Grades 8-12)
(Groups up to 30, 90-180 minutes)
Participants will explore energy transformation through exciting, hands-on, individual and group construction projects. Workshop activities will vary depending on the grade of the students participating. PNM sponsored scholarships are available.
NM Standards: Science, Math, Language Arts (Grades 4-8)
*Fee: $150 for up to 20 students; $6 each additional.
THE NEW ROBOT SHOP
(Groups up to 30, 150 minutes)
What is a Robot? How does it work? In this beginner’s workshop, participants will explore the fundamentals of robotics through discussion and construction of a robot prototype created from everyday materials. Robot kits are available for purchase as a post-workshop activity. See catalog for details.
NM Standards: Science, Math, Language Arts, Social Studies (Grades 4-9)
*Fee: $8.00 per participant.
|The UP 'N' ATOM MOBILE is made possible with generous support from: