We’re busy at work designing dozens of new STEAM Boxes for schools and community centers, and our latest creation, the LED Lit Shadowbox is proving very popular.
The Shadowbox STEAM Box is designed specifically to lead children down a path of self-discovery, where through various small steps, they discover (on their own) that the marriage between STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and Art creates beautiful and amazing offspring.
Like all of our STEAM boxes, this activity begins with students each receiving individual boxes containing all the materials needed to create their masterpiece.
The Lighted Shadowbox activity leads the students through familiar, but cool, crafts similar to what they would have experienced before in an Art Class – However, there’s a twist….
As the activity progresses, the crafts that they have created, get mounted into a shadowbox, and LED periphery lighting gets added. This activity is specifically designed to let the students discover, on their own, that by combining the Art which they’ve been exposed to for years, with the STEM tools that they are so fond of, can create magical results.
This opens students’ minds to a different way of thinking and better rounds out their education…
We don’t want to prepare children to face a cruel and unforgiving world, we want to give them the weapons they will need to make the world a little less cruel and a little more forgiving!