A northern New Mexico student examines an interactive display at the Bradbury Science Museum during an Enterprise sponsored field trip. Courtesy/Enterprise
A student listens to a communication technique used during WWII during an Enterprise sponsored field trip to the Bradbury Science Museum. Courtesy/Enterprise
Enterprise Bank & Trust and the Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA), are in a partnership to provide bus transportation for students attending Title 1 schools in northern New Mexico, to visit the Bradbury Science Museum in Los Alamos.
Between Feb. 19 and Feb. 26, Enterprise provided the bus transportation for more than 200 students, teachers and chaperones from Early College Opportunities in Santa Fe, Bloomfield Elementary in Bloomfield, Penasco Elementary in Penasco and El Camino Real Academy in Santa Fe.
During the field trip, the students participated in projects with themes ranging from engineering to history based on the age group.
These projects include:
- Building a tower out of 50 3×5 cards that can support the weight of a particular stuffed animal;
- Designing wind turbine blades that are tested on a miniature wind turbine;
- Designing a speaker that is as loud as possible;
- Designing a structure that will survive an earthquake;
- Watching the movie “Racing Towards Dawn” and then doing a series of activities using the same communication technics used during WWII; and
- Playing “Battleship” using Morse Code on two telegraph stations that are hooked together.
About the Bradbury Science Museum Association:
The BSMA is the 501(c)3 non-profit partner to the Bradbury Science Museum with the mission of promoting STEM education opportunities for people of all ages; and providing field trips for low-income students throughout northern New Mexico is one example of the BSMA’s STEM education outreach efforts. To learn more about the BSMA, visit www.bradburyassociation.org.