Texas students TAME Trailblazer Mobile Science Museum

We race across Texas to deliver hair-raising experiences in science.
 
"It was science...but it was AWESOME!" - Student visiting the Trailblazer
 
TAME's traveling Trailblazers are one-of-a-kind science museums-on-wheels. Exciting, hands-on exhibits teach students about energy, space, weather, biotechnology, and aerodynamics while also introducing them to educational and career opportunities in STEM.
 

Exhibits are mapped to science TEKS for grades 3-8, and teachers receive pre-visit activities and follow-up materials to sustain student interest long after the Trailblazer drives off campus. Each Trailblazer, housed in a 40-foot trailer can accommodate 30 students at a time. Students take at least 30-45 minutes per group, and about 200 students can visit each trailer per day. The hosting organization provides a minimum of five volunteers. A TAME Trailblazer Facilitator delivers the Trailblazer and trains volunteers.

For scheduling and cost information, please contact the Trailblazer Program Coordinator at trailblazer@tame.org or at (512) 471 6100.



Volunteer Training Videos

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    Overview, Trailblazer II

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    Volunteer Training: Weather, Trailblazer II

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    Volunteer Training: Aerodynamics, Trailblazer II

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    Volunteer Training: Energy, Trailblazer II

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    Volunteer Training: Space, Trailblazer II

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    Volunteer Training: Biotechnology, Trailblazer II

The Trailblazer II Mobile Science Museum delivers an exciting experience for students in Pasadena, Texas on August 9th, 2014.


STEM Concepts and Exhibits

Exhibit Area: Energy

  • Concepts: Conservation, transformation and transmission of energy, power generation, alternative energy sources
  • Trailblazer I: Hand crank generator, Energy tubes, Energy transmission demonstration, Radiometer, Solar cell, Videos
  • Trailblazer II: Bicycle wheel generator, Energy tubes, Energy transmission demonstration, Radiometer, Solar cell, Wind turbine, Videos

Exhibit Area: Space

  • Concepts: Conservation, transformation and transmission of energy, power generation, alternative energy sources
  • Trailblazer I: Hand crank generator, Energy tubes, Energy transmission demonstration, Radiometer, Solar cell, Videos
  • Trailblazer II: Bicycle wheel generator, Energy tubes, Energy transmission demonstration, Radiometer, Solar cell, Wind turbine, Videos

Exhibit Area: Bio Technology/Medicine

  • Concepts: Conservation, transformation and transmission of energy, power generation, alternative energy sources
  • Trailblazer I: Hand crank generator, Energy tubes, Energy transmission demonstration, Radiometer, Solar cell, Videos
  • Trailblazer II: Bicycle wheel generator, Energy tubes, Energy transmission demonstration, Radiometer, Solar cell, Wind turbine, Videos

Exhibit Area: Weather

  • Concepts: Conservation, transformation and transmission of energy, power generation, alternative energy sources
  • Trailblazer I: Hand crank generator, Energy tubes, Energy transmission demonstration, Radiometer, Solar cell, Videos
  • Trailblazer II: Bicycle wheel generator, Energy tubes, Energy transmission demonstration, Radiometer, Solar cell, Wind turbine, Videos

Exhibit Area: Aerodynamics

  • Concepts: Conservation, transformation and transmission of energy, power generation, alternative energy sources
  • Trailblazer I: Hand crank generator, Energy tubes, Energy transmission demonstration, Radiometer, Solar cell, Videos
  • Trailblazer II: Bicycle wheel generator, Energy tubes, Energy transmission demonstration, Radiometer, Solar cell, Wind turbine, Videos