Image result for Steampunked Stories Tom HowellSteampunked Stories by Tom Howell

Steampunked Stories is a multi-media production company who, for the past seven years, has performed spoken word shows. These are done in costume and accompanied by a video projection. In the past, these have been action/adventure style stories that were thirty slides with a short video clip. These stories continue on Facebook. Their stage prop, the time machine, emits sound effects, fog and laser lights while Tom Howell tells the stories on stage. The company has recently created a new Steampunked series about leaders in science and technology that will inspire girls to enter the field. Most of these leaders featured in our stories will be women. The time machine prop will be image mapped.

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Women in Science
Multimedia biographies of women who embodied STEM activities, i.e. Madam Curie for science, Amelia Earhart for technology, Katherine Johnson for math and Ada Lovelace for engineering. Curie discovered radium, Earhart was an aviator, Johnson calculated orbits of space capsules for NASA and Lovelace is credited with being the world's first programmer in 1840. Their stories are told with 30 page educational comic books and 5 minute YouTube videos. Materials are embedded on our website as pdf and online videos.
Content Areas: Social Studies/ History/ Geography, Math, Science, Technology, Diversity
Discipline: Writing/Reading/Journalism, Visual Arts, Digital Media (Film/Photography, Graphic Design)
Resource type: Other Interactive Distance Learning Activity/ Online or Printable Resource
Learning Standards: Common Core Standards (Literature)
Length: 20 min. videos, 20 min. reading material
Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Accessibility Measures: Adjustable Volume, Closed Captioning, Large Font Print
This program/resource is accommodating of students with learning/developmental disabilities.

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Women in Science
Presented by: Steampunked Stories
Woman in Science is a multimedia display of four women in science: Amelia Earhart, Marie Curie, Ada Lovelace and Katherine Johnson. These giants of STEM are represented with dolls and science toys, a five minute video about each woman, four comic book bios and a Holographic 3D fan display. 
Length of Event: The program lasts approximately one hour.
Content Area: Social Studies/History/Geography/ Mathematics, Science, Technology/ Diversity.
Learning Standards: Learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th.
Capacity: Ideally 30 students with 1 chaperone.

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