San Diego Model Railroad Museum

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School Programs

Students will a have a one-of-a-kind experience attending a SDMRM STEM workshop!

 

Pricing: Workshops are $10.00 per student. Maximum number of students is 30. Teachers are complimentary. Each additional adult is $4.50.

 

Gallery admission included.

 

Prices are subject to change without notice.

 

Title I pricing and assistance with transportation available.

 

Plan Your Visit

Contact education@sdmrm.org or call 619-696-0199 ext. 1608

 

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Workshops

What makes arches and triangles so strong? Students will learn about both the physical science and history of arch and truss bridges. Students will perform five experiments to investigate the inherent strength of these shapes and understand why civil engineers frequently use them in the design and constructions of structures in general and bridges in particular. Leveled content, including a student assessment accompany the workshop.

 

We offer two versions of this program to accommodate students at different grade levels.

Level #1 – Grades 3-5

Level #2 – Grades 6-8

The Able Arch & the Trusty Truss

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Working with Scale

In Working with Scale, students explore the concepts of scale and proportion, along with the relationship between ratios, fractions and decimals. They will learn the various scales used in model railroading and understand that any object can be scaled either up or down. Students will create three-dimensional robots using five different scales.

 

Grades 5-8

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For free STEM resources click here!