During a workshop, students study one exhibit in depth and learn more about the issues related to a specific theme as they develop their creativity and problem-solving skills. After experiencing the exhibit in-depth and learning about related topics, students develop solutions through hands-on projects and creative activities. Please see the workshop descriptions below for more details.
Each workshop lasts approximately 2 hours and costs $5.50 per student. Give your students the opportunity to visit all The Leonardo’s exhibits by adding a self-guided field trip to your in-depth workshop for an additional $1.00 per student, or $6.50 total. (Allow 3 ½ hours.)
To book an in-depth workshop, please call 801-531-9800 ext. 131 or email email@example.com.
Below are descriptions of the workshops that we currently offer. More field trip options will also be available in the coming months.
Our Kinesiology workshop explores Out on a Limb, an exhibit on the pioneering work of Otto Bock, a Utah-based leader in artificial limbs and rehabilitation. Students discover levers and simple machines used in the human body, experience what it feels like to be perceived wearing a prosthetic limb, and hear inside experiences from local amputees. Students are challenged to consider simple machines as functions of the body, and consider the complications encountered in recreating the function of a human limb.
Kinesiology covers topics related to the following Utah Core Curriculum standards: 6th Health 1.2, 3.1; 7th Science 3.2; 7th Health 2.2, 2.3, 4.1; 8th Science 4.3; 8th Health 2.2, 2.3, 4.1; Physics 2.1, 2.3; Biology 3.1, 3.2; 9th-12th Health 2.2, 2.3,
5.2, 5.4; Drawing 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 4.2, 4.3
Perspectives explores the future of architecture with our Hylozoic Veil exhibit. Students manipulate simple machines, circuits, and light during our creative engagement elements and learn about the cutting-edge technology of muscle memory wire (Nitenol) along with many of the other complex components that are incorporated into the design. Students will understand why Architect and Designer, Philip Beesley gave this installation a practical function and will be challenged to explore and imagine potential design solutions for issues that we will face in the near and distant future.
Perspectives covers topics related to the following Utah Core Curriculum standards: 5th Science 1.2, 4.2; 5th Art 1.1, 3.1; 6th Science 6.1, 6.2; 6th Art 1.2, 2.1, 2.2; 7th Science 3.1, 8th Science 1.1, 1.2, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4
Our Morphology field trip explores the wonder of algae in nature and applications in art, science and technology today. Students will explore the secret life of this unique organism and learn how science and art utilize algae in creative and unique ways. They will discover the immense impact algae has on our environment and ways in which this common but treasured organism can positively impact our future Our hands-on creative element involves blending calcium chloride and sodium alginate to re-form the bonding properties of algae and study the strength and polymorphic properties of their creation.
Morphology covers topics related to the following Utah Core Curriculum standards: 5th Science 1.3, 5.2; 6th Science 5.1; 7th Science 3.1, 5.2, 5.3; 8th Science 1.2, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3; Sculpture 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 4.2, 4.3; Earth Systems 2.2, 2.3, 5.1, 5.2, 6.1; Biology 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.2, 5.3; Chemistry 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 6.1
Nature’s Toolbox brings together works of art that explore biodiversity’s many facets. Some grapple with the ways our everyday activities are linked to loss of species and biodiversity while others examine how biodiversity contributes to the quality of our lives. Through the introduction of biomimicry, students are challenged to observe structure and function, contemplate local and global problems, and apply inspiration from nature to design potential solutions.
Social Activism covers topics related to the following Utah Core Curriculum: 3rd Social Studies 3.2; 4th Social Studies 2.2; 5th Social Studies 3.2; 6th Social Studies 4.1, 4.2; 7th Utah Studies 3.3, 5.2; 8th US History 2.1, 2.2, 6.4; Photography 2.1, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3; US History I 9.1; US History II 3.1, 9.1
Spring exhibits and workshops to be announced soon
Explore the concept of Biodiversity through Nature’s Toolbox………………….check back for more details!