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THE LEO ON WHEELS

The Leonardo on Wheels (LOW) is an exploratory science and engineering outreach program for 7th and 8th-grade students. During each program student will take a deep look into the Rube Goldberg machine to teach and demonstrate multiple SEEd concepts.

The Rude Goldberg machine, named after a famous American cartoonist, is an exceedingly complex machine intended to perform a straightforward task. Throughout each lesson, students will learn how a series of simple machines work together to achieve the overall mission of a Rube Goldberg machine.
Students will explore the connection between motion and energy by actively engaging in core-aligned activities.

Bring The Leonardo on Wheels to Your School

We are currently accepting requests for the 2021–2022 school year. The Leonardo is committed to serving schools throughout Utah. Visits are scheduled on a first-come-first-served basis, with some limitations due to funding requirements, travel distance, and school schedule. Fill out a request today!

An Education Outreach Program

The Leonardo provides LOW outreach for FREE to all 7th and 8th-grade classrooms in Utah over a 3-year rotational period.

 

Seventh-grade math and science classes will focus on Newton’s Laws of Motion. Each lesson is designed to touch on the SEEd standards 7.1.1 and 7.1.2. 

Eighth-grade math and science classes will explore concepts based on Potential and Kinetic Energy. Their lessons will touch on the SEEd standards 8.2.1, 8.2.2, and 8.2.3.

 

Program Information

Scheduling Options

The Leonardo will be providing both virtual and in-person options. All Fall 2021 sessions will be virtual. Spring 2022 sessions are currently planned to be in-person.

We provide several flexible scheduling options to accommodate different schools. Teachers can choose the following formats:

Virtual

  1. 3-day booking offering 3 distinct lessons
  2. 1-day booking offering only Lesson 1

In-Person

The in-person sessions will be taught over the course of three days in a single classroom.

Format of Virtual Leo on Wheels

Before your virtual LOW experience, our education team will assemble and send a kit for each student in your class. This kit will contain all the necessary materials needed to build their own Rube Goldberg machine. In addition to the kits, we ask that each teacher have paper and writing utensils on hand. Students can also use resources found in the classroom (books, pencil cases, rulers, and other supplies on hand) for the third and fourth lessons in the sequence.

Request a Leonardo on Wheels Session

All Leonardo on Wheels sessions must be booked a minimum of three weeks in advance. After you book your virtual experience, please contact us via email at education@theleonardo.org to identify which format works best for your class. To ensure the best possible experience, each lesson is limited to 1 class (roughly 30 students). Please let us know how many classes you would like to book and your ideal timeslots. We will do our best to accommodate all schedules, and we understand that school schedules may change as well.

We look forward to hearing from you and providing your students with a unique educational experience.

Sponsors

The Leonardo on Wheels Education Outreach Program is made possible with support from: