A student science lab is going on the road, thanks to grant money and some ingenuity.
The Plum School District has a traveling classroom, the Mobile Maker. It was unveiled last week at Regency Park Elementary School.
The lab is a STEAM lab – science, technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. It was made from a car trailer purchased with a $20,000 grant from the Allegheny Intermediate Unit and the Grable Foundation.
The interior was assembled by Oblock Junior High School staff. It includes a 3-D printer, robots, wood burning tools, a laser engraver/cutter and other equipment.
“It’s going to help us learn differently,” said sixth grader Kylie Fischer, who worked with other students to make custom rulers using the 3D printer and laptop. “It’s fun to do different experiments and work with a 3-D printer.”