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Lynn Meadows Discovery Center is proud to introduce Engineering is Elementary!

Engineering is Elementary units present fun, engaging engineering challenges that allow students to apply science knowledge in meaningful ways. Kat Hamiter, a retired Science teacher with 30 years of teaching experience, will be leading our program sessions.

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: 10:00am -11:30am

Themes include:

Please note: the second week is a continuation of the first week and not a separate lesson.

September 14 & 28- A Long Way Down: Designing Parachutes
This unit introduces students to aerospace engineering – and how aerospace engineers use their knowledge of astronomy to design space technologies.

September 14 Class – Click to Register

September 28 Class – Click to Register

October 12 & 26 – Taking the Plunge: Designing Submersibles
This unit introduces the students to the field of ocean engineering. To study the ocean, scientists and engineers use submersibles – small, remote controlled underwater vessels.the wind.

October 12 Class – Click to Register

October 26 Class – Click to Register

November 9 & 16 – An Alarming Idea: Designing Alarm Circuits
How do electrical circuits work? Students will think like electrical engineers and plan, create, and improve their own alarm circuit.

November 9 Class – Click to Register

November 16 Class – Click to Register

December 7 & 14 – The Attraction is Obvious: Designing Maglev Systems
Innovative “maglev” trains move using magnets instead of wheels. The technological innovation behind these trains comes alive for students in this transportation engineering unit.

December 7 Class – Click to Register

December 14 Class – Click to Register

January 11 & 25 – Just Passing Through: Designing Model Membranes
Students learn to think like bioengineers as they design a model membrane to mimic the properties of real membranes in live organisms.

January 11 Class – Click to Register

January 25 Class – Click to Register

February 1 & 15 – A Slick Solution: Cleaning an Oil Spill
Students are introduced to the field of environmental engineering as they engineer a process for cleaning up an oil spill.

February 1 Class – Click to Register

February 15 Class – Click to Register

March 8 & 22 – A Sticky Situation: Designing Walls
This unit explores earth materials- including clay, sand, and soil – as they’re used in mortar to build a stone wall. Students will plan, build, test and improve wall of their own.

March 8 Class – Click to Register

March 22 Class – Click to Register

April 12 & 19  – Now You’re Cooking: Designing Solar Ovens
This unit explores earth materials- including clay, sand, and soil – as they’re used in mortar to build a stone wall. Students will plan, build, test and improve wall of their own.

April 12 Class – Click to Register

April 19 Class – Click to Register

 

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