Now you can rent video adaptations of Matheatre’s hit virtual storytelling series that bring STEM history to life…on demand! In these 15-20 minute videos, we interpret figures from science history and embed STEM lessons into lively stories about their life and work. Rent individual videos a la carte for 72 hours, or rent the whole set for 30 days and get one for free!
Appropriate for elementary students grades 1-5. Great for homeschooling families too!
History Science Theatre ON DEMAND is more than just a video–each rental comes with a detailed discussion/activity guide to build out your lesson or unit, which includes:
– a short biography of the character
– suggested discussion questions
– suggested supplemental activities
– suggested reading
– mini-profile of a modern STEM role model furthering the character’s work today!
Students will hear about Lady Lovelace’s flights of imagination inspired by math! Key lesson concepts include numbers and numerals as symbols, algorithms, the role of imagination, and the importance of practice to get good at math. Along the way students will consider how social privileges can affect our perception of who is a mathematician. Ada will compare math to poetry and “program” students with their own numeric algorithm!
Students will hear about Dr. Carver’s love of plants and nature and how he used science to save the world. Key lesson concepts include plant pigmentation, mathematical patterns in nature, the nitrogen cycle, responsible stewardship of land. Students will learn about Dr. Carver’s experience as a Black scientist in the aftermath of the American Civil War, his innovative work with legume crops, his perspective as an artist, and how to make paint out of plants!
Want to stream a Matheatre musical performance for your class with flexibility and convenience? Now you can rent previously recorded performances of Nikola Tesla and the Mother of Invention, Curie Me Away! and Calculus: The Musical! for your class! No more hassle to calculate attendance and reserve streaming tickets–just rent the video in time for your event for a flat rental fee and you’re good to go!
Rentals are good for 72 hours and have no audience limit.
Stage performance videos are most appropriate for middle, high school, and college students.