WonderWorks Promotes STEM Initiatives

WonderWorks is an interactive playground worth visiting!  As an educator, I can’t recommend it enough.  Not only is it the perfect place to create lifelong memories with friends and family, but it a great place to get your STEM on.

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What is STEM?

Don’t know what STEM is?  Chances are you do but you have never associated the word with WonderWorks.  WonderWorks really is all about STEM-Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.   STEM is important because it literally a part of our every day lives.

WonderWorks Pigeon Forge

The Pigeon Forge location of WonderWorks is ready to help families and schools get their STEM on by adding more fun and educational opportunities. One of their newest exhibits, origami,  will focus on math (STEM). This STEM exhibit will introduce people to how math is related to the art of origami.

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Origami + STEM

The origami exhibit is education-focused, providing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning opportunities. Origami, which originated in Japan, is the art of folding paper in a sequence to get a particular shape. What many people don’t realize is that origami has a strong connection with math and can help kids understand math concepts better. This is because origami designs contain complex geometric patterns, angles, and shapes. Origami is believed to help improve student’s skills, by strengthening their understanding of geometry, fractions, and improving problem-solving skills.

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Origami Exhibit

The origami exhibit will be a new addition to the Gallery of Wonders, which currently also offers a series of optical illusion artwork pieces that will adorn the attractions second floor. The artwork pieces contain hidden objects, riddles, and will challenge people. Optical illusions trick the eye and give people a chance to explore different perspectives.

Open daily from 9 am to 10 pm, WonderWorks in Pigeon Forge offers 35,000 square feet of “edu-tainment” opportunities.   It’s an amusement park for the mind.  With over 100 hands-on exhibits covering natural disasters, space discovery, an imagination lab, a physical challenge zone, a far out art gallery, and a light and sound zone, this one place where kids and adults can get their STEM on!

 

About WonderWorks

WonderWorks, a science-focused indoor amusement park, combines education and entertainment. With over 100 hands-on exhibits – there is something unique and challenging for all ages. Feel the power of 71mph hurricane–force winds in the Hurricane Shack. Make huge, life–sized bubbles in the Bubble Lab. Get the NASA treatment in our Astronaut Training Gyro and experience zero gravity. Nail it by lying on the death–defying Bed of Nails. Conquer your fear of heights on our indoor Glow-In-The-Dark Ropes Course. WonderWorks is also home to Wonders of Magic, starring Terry Evanswood, the award-winning and longest running performer in Pigeon Forge. WonderWorks hosts birthday parties and special events seasonally. Open daily from 9 a.m. until midnight. https://www.wonderworksonline.com/pigeon-forge.

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