Spark!Lab Innovation Space Opens At Springfield Science Museum | WAMC

Spark!Lab Innovation Space Opens At Springfield Science Museum

Jan 17, 2020

Spark!lab is a STEM learning center developed at the Smithsonian and is now at the Springfield Science Museum.
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An educational initiative developed at the Smithsonian has opened at the Springfield Science Museum.

Spark!Lab is a hands-on exploration of science, technology, engineering, and math.

Tricia Edwards, of the Smithsonian. said it is not a place to learn about inventors, but a place where people can come up with their own inventions and solve problems.

" You don't see instructions. There aren't step one-two-three. It is really about what is my idea and how do I use the materials here to create the invention I want to create," said Edwards.

Each first grader in the Springfield Public Schools will have a field trip to the Spark!Lab space.

The Springfield Museums and the Smithsonian have announced a three-year extension of their affiliation.