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Louisville, KY 40202
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Kentucky Science Center is open 7 days a week from 9:30AM – 5:00PM. Tickets can be purchased online.

MakerPlace STEAM Carts

MakerPlace STEAM Carts

What is a MakerPlace STEAM Cart?

Each MakerPlace STEAM Cart is geared towards grades 1-5 and fully stocked cart (including consumables), complete curriculum, training with Kentucky Science Center education experts, and more. The cart consists of ten 1-hour hands-on activity lesson plans, seven 30-minute hands-on activity lesson plans, and multiple technology enhancements for use during each lesson. Activities are geared towards grades 1-5 and designed for up to 25 students to participate in individual or group sessions. Schools can use the cart to supplement active classroom lessons, enable after school enrichment opportunities, or promote family engagement.

Examples of STEAM Cart activities include:

    • Chromatography
    • Balloon Cars
    • Hovercraft
    • Paper Circuits
    • 3D Pens 101
    • Ozobots 101
    • Dog Prosthetics

By popular demand, Kentucky Science Center’s unique, all-in-one MakerPlace STEAM Carts are available for purchase. Interested schools or organizations can learn more through the form here or email [email protected] for more information.

Feedback About MakerPlace Steam Carts

“From the time these activities come out to the time they are put up, there is full engagement.”
Principal, Zachary Taylor Elementary School
“It was super fun and exciting…I would like to do coding when I get older!”
Student, Southern Elementary School
“Our kiddos have loved this opportunity. Thank you again for providing our students and us with the materials to offer 21st Century experiences.”
-Teacher, Heth-Washington Elementary School

MakerPlace STEAM Carts In Action

Watch the video below to learn about the MakerPlace STEAM Cart placement at Southern Elementary in Louisville, Kentucky.

Watch the video below to learn about the MakerPlace STEAM Cart placement at Zachary Taylor Elementary in Louisville, Kentucky.

Watch the videos below to learn about the MakerPlace STEAM Cart placement at Middletown Elementary in Louisville, Kentucky.

MakerPlace STEAM Carts In The News

Bringing STEM to schools (Extol Magazine)

STEAM on wheels at HWES (Madison Courier)

2 Kentuckiana elementary schools to receive STEAM carts from Kentucky Science Center (WDRB)

Silver Creek Primary School receiving learning program led by Kentucky Science Center (WDRB)