EDUCATION AT THE PAVEK MUSEUM WHERE SCIENCE AND ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION COME ALIVE!
PROVIDING YOUNG PEOPLE OF ALL AGES THE INSPIRATION AND MOMENTUM OF THOUGHT TO ENVISION AND INVENT THE COMMUNICATIONS OF TOMORROW
Today's children live in a world filled with marvels of electronic communication that their parents could not have imagined. Where did they come from? How did they evolve? What will the future hold? The Pavek Museum sparks interest in science and communication with special, high-quality educational programs for children and adults.
THE BROADCAST WORKSHOP Live and On the Air
"Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. You are listening to the crystal clear sounds of KPAV!" So begins another radio show for another excited group of elementary school children participating in a Broadcast Workshop. Designed for children grades four through six, the Broadcast Workshop program helps students learn the history of electronic communication while creating their own 1960s-style radio broadcasts and participating in a TV quiz show. The Pavek Museum's Broadcast Workshop is considered one of the Twin Cities' very best field trip opportunities by schools and scout groups.
THE ELECTROMAGNETISM WORKSHOP The Wonderful World of Electromagnetism - Our Newest Program
The perfect compliment to our Broadcast Workshop, The Wonderful World of Electromagnetism introduces youngsters in grades four through six to the force that powers our modern world, from electronic communication to electric power generation. Students learn the basic concepts of the relationship between electricity and magnetism with a variety of hands-on activities that are both educational and entertaining.
The Museum offers a Workshop Combo combining the Broadcast Workshop with the Electromagnetism Workshop allowing students to participate in two unique field trip experiences in one day. Broadcast Workshops may also be conducted in conjunction with related workshops on electricity and magnetism at the nearby Bakken Museum.
Magnets to Megahertz - DC at the Pavek Museum begins Fall 2016.
This program is designed for students age 9 -12 years old who want to learn the basics of electricity. We build electromagnets, telegraph sets, and simple DC motors while gaining a working knowledge of Ohm's Law and basic DC circuits. M2M DC Lesson Plan.
This program will run six Saturday mornings, starting November 2016. Please call us at 952/926-8198.
MAGNETS TO MEGAHERTZ - AC
Magnets to Megahertz - AC at the Pavek Museum begins January 2017.
This is an advanced program designed for students age 10-12 years old who are ready to take the next step. Learn by building a crystal radio, FET headphone amplifier, transmitter, and an op-amp audio amplifier with transformer-coupled, push-pull MOSFET output. M2M AC Lesson Plan.
Both Saturday morning electricity classes are taught by Museum staff and a variety of other industry professionals. Students who successfully complete the courses leave with a good basic understanding of electronic theory that places them years ahead of their contemporaries in this area.
Applicants should understand that this is a challenging, accelerated class requiring a commitment on the part of students. We try to make the class fun, and there's a good deal of hands-on project construction, but there is also a lot of theory presented, especially in the AC course.
VINTAGE RADIO SERVICE For The Collector And Hobbyist
Vintage Radio Service, a course in antique radio restoration and repair, is conducted over seven Saturday mornings. The Spring 2016 semester will begin Saturday, April 2, 2016, at 10:00 am. It's designed for collectors and hobbyists who want to learn how to get that old radio running again. Sorry, the Spring 2016 session is sold out. Sign up now for the Fall 2016 session before it sells out.
NOW YOU'RE TALKING! The Technician Class License Course
This class runs ten consecutive Tuesday nights, starting January 2017, right here at the Museum. It's sponsored by the Minnesota Youth Amateur Radio Council, The Boy Scouts, and the Museum of Broadcasting. This is a great way to get into Ham Radio. Cost is $10 per student for the class and $15 for the test. You will also need to purchase and read a copy of 2014-2018 Technician Class by Gordon West available at Radio City or on Amazon.com before our first session. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Space for all of our educational programs is limited; students must register in advance. Please write the Museum of Broadcasting at email@example.com or call 952/926-8198
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