Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum Awarded Bosch Grant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – ANN ARBOR, MICH. – August 8, 2016 – Thanks to generous funding from the Bosch Community Fund, and in partnership with CultureSource and Detroit Public Schools (DPS), the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum will deliver its popular “States of Matter” outreach workshop to all DPS fourth grade classrooms this fall. This is the second year that the Bosch Community Fund has provided funding for Museum outreach to DPS.

“Outreach programs are a very cost effective way to transport important Museum experiences to schools” said Mel Drumm, executive director, Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum. “The opportunity to deliver fun and engaging learning activities to all fourth graders in Detroit Public Schools is truly amazing, and we are grateful to the Bosch Community Fund for its continued support.”

As part of the outreach program, the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum will provide all fourth grade teachers with professional development, as well as fully supplied kits for conducting pre and post activities in their classrooms. The “States of Matter” program aligns with Unit 2 of the Science Curriculum Instructional Sequence and Pacing, Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations, and Next Generation Science Standards.

Students will discover the properties of various states of matter by making slime. They’ll also learn how molecules look and act when changing between states of matter. Students will keep their slime as well as a recipe to make it again at home.

About the Bosch Community Fund

The Bosch Community Fund, a U.S.-based foundation established in September 2011, has awarded more than $10 million in grants to various 501(c)(3) organizations and educational institutions. The Fund focuses primarily on the enrichment of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and the advancement of environmental sustainability initiatives.

About the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

Offering more than 250 interactive exhibits, the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum attracts over 295,000+ visitors annually who discover the wonder of science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEaM). In addition to exhibits and public programming, the Museum offers award-winning distance learning and outreach programming to schools, libraries, and community centers statewide and around the world. Visit www.aahom.org or call 734.995.5439 for more information.

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