The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) recently held a pop-up for students to explore interactive science, technology, engineering, art, and math activities. Full STEAM Ahead: The NOCCA Sciences Pop-Up Museum welcomed 5th and 6th grade students and their teachers at the Solomon Family Hall and the math/science labs in the Chevron Forum at NOCCA.
The event was presented by NOCCA’s full-day academic program, the Academic Studio. “At NOCCA, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math are further strengthened by Arts integration. Adding the “A” for “Arts” transforms STEM into STEAM, and allows creativity and critical thinking to walk parallel paths that lead to an increase in student achievement and innovation,” said Chevron Gulf of Mexico Public Affairs Manager Leah Brown.
Topics at the pop-museum included as robotics, physics, chemistry, and geology. The “DJ For a Day” station let participants investigate the physics of sound by constructing a working record player, while the “Robotic Art” station had the kids program a robot to draw shapes and designs.
Take a look inside the event below: