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SXSWedu: Curious About The Curiosity Cube?


Our 10 Year Old EdTech Reporter Finds Out About Millipore Sigma’s Curiosity Cube

Millipore Sigma, is the U.S and Canadian arm of Merck KGaA’s life science business. They employ over 19,000 people with 65 manufacturing sites worldwide and a portfolio of over 300,000 products enabling scientific discovery. They’re also the world’s oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company.

One of their big corporate responsibility missions is education, especially across school aged children. That’s why they created the Curiosity Cube.

Curiosity Cube tours the United States bringing elementary and middle school students a hands on, immersive science laboratory with plenty of room for experiments and equipment including microscopes, interactives, virtual reality, 3D printers and more. On weekends you can find the Curiosity Cube at big events, fairs, festivals and events like SXSWedu where we found them this week.

Students can use the microscopes on board to see the intricacies of a cell. They can use virtual reality to explore the brain, the circulatory system and more. Students can even create 3D printed microbes on board the Curiosity Cube.

All of the Curiosity Cube experiments are manned by Millipore Sigma employees that are able to answer student questions and explore different topics. The focus is on life sciences which has students exploring cells, the circulatory system, DNA and more.

Why the name Curiosity Cube?

“We believe that curiosity is the driving force behind human progress and development. And while the future poses many challenges and uncertainties, we’re convinced that curiosity can help mankind navigate its unchartered terrain with confidence and optimism.” the company says on their website. 

Teachers and school administrators can apply here to have the Curiosity Cube come to their school for an amazing immersive science experience.

Check out Tatum’s interview video above from SXSWedu 2018.

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