Science addition allows more experiments, adds instructional time, builds STEM partnerships
Muscatine High School’s (MHS) science space, built in 1974, was too small, too dark, and too old to meet the demands of a modern science curriculum.
A 33,000-square-food science addition helps prepare students for productive careers ranging from science and biomedicine to technology and industrial manufacturing. The addition not only provides safe, spacious labs and technology upgrades that enhance the curriculum, but also offers common space to create a community of inquiry. The school anticipates that the expansion will make MHS a regional STEM destination and help build partnerships with local businesses and Muscatine Community College.
A new STEM lab lays the groundwork for expansion of the school’s Project Lead The Way and robotics programs. Operable partitions open the STEM lab to a two-story atrium and learning stair, creating a community STEM center.