Events & Programs

STEAM Power: Turn On The Heat With Creativity & Innovation In Teaching


Pacific Science Center proudly partners with the Museum of Pop Culture and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center to bring teachers STEAM Power, a day dedicated to inspiring and supporting educators in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math). Take part in your choice of two, 2-hour, skill-based workshops at these Seattle Center area venues, a stimulating full lunch keynote and tasty snacks throughout the day. These workshops are designed especially for educators addressing a broad spectrum of STEAM learning, highlighting key topics from each organization’s specific areas of expertise, taught by each organization’s staff and professional educators.

Saturday, February 24, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The cost to attend STEAM Power is $55, includes a light breakfast, lunch and snacks, and seven Washington state clock hours are available. Call (206) 443-2925 for more information about the event.

Workshops are tailored to elementary and secondary levels.

February 24, 2018 Workshops:

STEAM for Global Good at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center
Explore innovations that use simple materials, apply science and engineering, and can make a positive difference in the world. Get hands-on, create your own working microscope, and take the gift of discovery back to school with you.

STEAM in Action: Making a Mars Lander at Pacific Science Center
Designing a mission to Mars requires creativity, scientific reasoning, engineering solutions and even a little bit of luck. Join us in the Willard Smith Planetarium and in our Tinker Tank in this hands-on workshop where you can plan, design, and test some of the many aspects of a mission to Mars.

Mapping New Worlds: Fantasy Storytelling in 3-D at MoPOP
Learn interdisciplinary strategies to turn stories from your curriculum into 3-D maps, using design, engineering, and modeling. Participants will use the Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic for inspiration in integrating “creative cartography” into their classroom activities! What world will you create?

Lunchtime Keynote: Space Needle, Then and Now. See STEAM at work and hear first-hand about the ingenuity, artistry, and architecture of the Space Needle’s most historic renovation with architects Alan Maskin & Blair Payson from Olson Kundig.


8:30-8:45 a.m. – Registration and light breakfast at Pacific Science Center
8:45-9 a.m. – Welcome at Pacific Science Center
9:15-11:15 a.m. – Session 1
11:15-11:45 a.m. – Free exploration time at each institution; travel to Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center
12-1 p.m. – Lunch, followed by keynote presentation at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center
1:15-3:15 p.m. – Session 2
3:15-3:45 p.m. – Free exploration time at each institution; travel to MoPOP
4-4:30 p.m. – End of day survey, clock hour forms, and afternoon refreshments at MoPoP


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