Amazing the things that can be done with retrofitted shipping containers. This particular container has been converted into a mobile science lab called the Curiosity Cube. I mean, it's really a rectangular prism, but alliteration makes for a cooler sounding name. I'll give it a pass because it's teaching kids science, and that's a good thing. The traveling exhibit will be stationed in the Stratton parking lot for the day, giving the students the opportunity to try out a "learning environment that allows students to become immersed in specific science topics, from learning about how DNA works to building a custom microbe using a 3D printer," according to the press release from Unit 4.
If your kids don't go to Stratton, they can find the Curiosity Cube in the parking lot of the Champaign Public Library from 2:30 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 19.
You can find out more about the Curiousity Cube here.