SparkTruck is an educational build-mobile, traversing the U.S. to spread the fun of hands-on STEM learning, encouraging kids to find their inner maker. The project began as SparkLab, a group of Stanford d.school students passionate about making, education, and technology. As part of a year-long thesis project, the group talked with teachers, students, and other experts about hands-on learning. When the team discovered that many schools, due to tight budgets and strict testing requirements, do not have the flexibility or equipment to support hands-on building, SparkLab ran a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a truck and some high-tech maker equipment. Thanks to community support, SparkLab expanded its vision, creating SparkTruck to bring the joy of making back to kids. Visits are arranged via reservation around the U.S.
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