STEAM for Your Students
The Sheldon SOLID Project (Science of Learning Instrument Design) is a STEAM-based program, supported by the Saint Louis Science Center, that challenges students to design and create their own musical instruments by following the steps of the engineering cycle.
SOLID is designed to get students excited about creative problem solving by combining the creativity of the arts with STEM disciplines. This program provides the opportunity for students to receive instruction from Saint Louis Science Center and Sheldon staff, where they will learn about the connected worlds of sound, science and art.
Through this FREE program, students will learn about the science of sound, instrument design, and the engineering cycle through fun and interactive online and in-person demonstrations.
SOLID learning opportunities include:
- A 45-minute demonstration on the “Science of Sound” given by a Saint Louis Science Center representative. Q&A and student participation involved!
- A 45-minute zoom classroom session with a Sheldon teaching artist to assist in the instrument design and build.
SOLID is made possible by grants from Edward Jones, The Lucille Papendick Fund of the St. Louis Community Foundation, and the Les Paul Foundation, and presented in collaboration with the Saint Louis Science Center.