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Attention, teachers!  The first giant-screen STEM movie

Co-winner of the Giant Screen Cinema Association's 2017 Achievement Awards' top prize: Best Film, Short Subject

Dream Big

At noon & 4 p.m. daily through Dec. 14.

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Teachers, find dozens of related educational resources created by the film's producers by clicking here.  The Maritime Aquarium is booking seats now for this new film, which is the first giant-screen movie to focus on STEM.DreamBig Keyart.4web  Call our Reservations Dept now to reserve a screening for your students: (203) 852-0700, ext. 2206.

“Dream Big” showcases some of the world’s modern engineering marvels. From the Great Wall of China to record-reaching skyscrapers in Dubai to bridges soaring above the clouds in France, students will experience the massive scale and the forces of nature that challenge designers.

“Dream Big” does more than visit incredible engineering accomplishments, ancient and new. It shows the high-tech tools, such as Virtual Reality and 3D modeling, that engineers use today.

The film also delves into the heart that drives engineers to never give up. Like Menzer Pehlivan, who lived through a devastating earthquake as a young girl in Turkey and who now works to design safer structures as a civil engineer. And in Australia, where high-school students participate in a Solar Challenge to prove sustainable power is achievable.

“Dream Big” will enhance lessons on science and engineering practices, math, Earth sciences (weather & climate, human impacts on Earth), history, geography, geology, and language arts (communication & collaboration). Also available with “Dream Big” will be an online Educators Guide that includes more than 50 hands-on STEM activities, with special focus on engineering.

(Showing in 2D, not 3D, at The Maritime Aquarium.)

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