Math Alive! is especially geared to students in grades 3-8. The 5,000-square-foot exhibition shows math in action through video games, sports, music, entertainment, space and robotics. Approximately 40 interactive experiences will give visitors an opportunity to design and play their own video games, engineer their own cities, edit animated movies, compete in a mountain bike race, participate in a "binary dance party" and even program and control NASA's next Mars rover.
"Students often ask us how the math they are studying in school translates to the real world," said Christian Greer, chief officer of science, education and experience at the Saint Louis Science Center. "MathAlive! demonstrates how math is all around us, and embedded in everyday life in ways that aren't always obvious. By interpreting math in an engaging and approachable way, MathAlive! sparks interest and inspires exploration. From snowboards to spaceflight, this hands-on exhibition really speaks to the next generation of STEM professionals, and challenges them to push the boundaries of what's possible.”
Saint Louis Science Center is located at 5050 Oakland Ave., St. Louis, MO, 63110. Admission to the Science Center and the exhibition are both free.
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