Lynn Meadows Discovery Center is proud to introduce Engineering is Elementary!
Developed by Museum of Science in Boston, the mission is to foster engineering and technological literacy among elementary-aged children. Kat Hamiter, a retired Science teacher with 30 years of teaching experience, will be leading our program sessions.
Who: Suitable for grades 1-5
Cost: $10 first child in family, $5 each additional child. Parents may stay. Museum admission additional $3 per person.
Where: All sessions will be held in the Lynn Meadows Discovery Center Pavilion
When: Tuesdays 10:00am -11:30am
February 7, 14, 21, 28 – To Get to the Other Side: Designing Bridges
Students are Civil Engineers as they observe how balance and forces affect structures, build and test bridges to see how much weight they can support then implement engineering solutions to improve
their own bridges.
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March 7, 14, 21, 28 – Catching the Wind: Designing Windmills
Students study how common machines such as mechanical pencils and egg beaters work, then use their Mechanical Engineering skills to design sailboats and windmills that catch the wind.
April 4, 11, 18, 25 – No Bones About It: Designing Knee Braces
Students think like Biomedical Engineers to investigate how a knee joint works, evaluate the properties of different building materials, and design a knee brace that will restore the range of motion to a model
of an injured knee.
May 2, 9, 16, 23 – Solid as a Rock: Replicating an Artifact
Students are Materials Engineers as they explore the rock cycle and the properties of different rocks. They imaging themselves as archeologists tasked by a museum to replicate a petroglyph so they must analyze the properties of rocks and human-made materials then reflect on how processing affects these materials.
Sponsored by: The Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation
Classes will be limited to 30 per class. Please preregister by calling (228)897-6039 or on our website at www.lmdc.org