OKlAHOMA ARTS INSTITUTE - Quartz Mountain


NASA STEAMakers WORKSHOP

Eurekus founders Tyler & Monica Aiello traveled to the Oklahoma Arts Institute's gorgeous Quartz Mountain retreat for a very special PD experience. Oklahoma teachers transformed leading and professional communities through arts-integration and collaborative learning. The Aiellos shared MISSIONMakers - a scaffolded suite of NASA programs intended to galvanize STEM learning through art and making. Educators investigated our solar system with Art & the Cosmic Connection producing beautiful pastel paintings. They explored our historical connections to the cosmos, sky stories and cultural mythology with Cosmic Constellations and created mixed-media works. They also investigated NASA missions while building engineering literacy with Simple Machines Shoebox Rover. And, they transformed engineering design with emerging technology during OSIRIS REx Motorized Mission Mobiles. 

NASA STEAM & MAKER PROGRAMS:

  • Art & The Cosmic Connections: Exploring planetary science through the Elements of Art
  • Cosmic Constellations: Investigating cultural sky stories and fostering literacy while creating with star maps (Resources coming soon!)
  • Simple Machine Shoebox Rover: Support engineering and design literacy, from simple to complex machines
  • OSIRIS-REx Mission Mobiles: Work in teams paralleling real NASA missions to design and engineer a simple circuit and motorized mobile 
  • InSight Tech Lander: Explore circuits, electronics, LEDs and more complex mecanical engineering inspired by NASA's new Mars lander