209 E 500 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Leo On Wheels

Each school year, The Leonardo takes its educational programs on the road across Utah! Leo on Wheels (LOW) is an exploratory science outreach program designed for 7th and 8th grade students.

Our current program, Forces in Motion, uses simple machines to allow students to investigate the relationship between forces, motion, and energy before designing and constructing their own Rube Goldberg machines.

In 2020, The Leonardo developed an exciting virtual experience on Forces in Motion to expand the reach of Leo on Wheels without losing the hands-on engagement. Check out our options below in order to bring The Leonardo to your school!

Program Details

In-Person Leo on Wheels

The Leonardo provides Leo on Wheels in several flexible formats. Each lesson is scalable to different school schedules. For middle and junior high schools, LOW is available for one to three 40-80 minute classes. For elementary schools, community centers, and afterschool programs, LOW is available in-person for one day only. 

The most common structure for in-person Leo on Wheels is either: 

  • Three 40 minute classes for every day class schedules (120 minutes of instruction)
  • Two 80 minute classes for every other day (A/B) class schedules (160 minutes of instruction)

In-person visits from The Leonardo on Wheels must be booked at least three weeks in advance. Please indicate your desired date and time on the request and let us know how many classes you would like to book.

We will do our best to accommodate all school schedules.Leo on Wheels is designed for 7th and 8th grade science classes, but can be delivered to most audiences. Email us at education@theleonardor.org for more information.

Virtual Leo on Wheels

Our exciting, hands-on virtual Leo on Wheels experience is scalable to different school schedules. For middle/junior high schools, elementary schools, community centers, and afterschool programs, LOW is available for one 40-80 minute class. 

Virtual visits from Leo on Wheels must be booked at least one week in advance. Please indicate your desired date and time on the request. We will do our best to accommodate all school schedules.

For all middle/junior high schools, elementary schools, community centers, and afterschool programs, virtual Leo on Wheels includes: 

  • One 40-80 minute lesson, depending on educator preference
  • Up to three classrooms simultaneously (~90 students)
  • Materials for hands-on elements of the program and worksheets are delivered in advance
  • Virtual presentation including a qualified educator, interactive discussion, and engaging videos and pictures

Utah SEEd Standards

Each Leo on Wheels class meets a variety of Utah SEEd standards. Check out the applicable educational standards of Leo on Wheels for your audience below:

  • Elementary Schools: Utah SEEd Standards K.3.1, K.3.2, 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 3.3.3, 4.2.1, 4.2.2
  • Middle and Junior High Schools: Utah SEEd Standards 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.2.1, 8.2.2, 8.2.3

Community Centers and Other Programs: Common Core State Standards ELA-Literacy.W.1.8, ELA-Literacy.W.2.8, ELA-Literacy.W.3.8, ELA-Literacy.W.5.7; Next Generation Science Standards ETS1.A, ETS1.B, ETS1.C

Contact Us

Please email education@theleonardo.org or call (801)531-9800 x1 with any questions about Leo on Wheels. We look forward to hearing from you!

Outreach for All

The Leonardo provides FREE outreach programming to every school district in the state of Utah.

While LOW is typically delivered to middle and junior high schools, we encourage educators at elementary schools, community centers and afterschool programs to request a visit from The Leo on Wheels. We aim to reach schools in each district over a 3-year rotational period.

Sponsors

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