Grungy Groundwater

Class: Grungy Groundwater ages 10+ Description: 10 years and up. This activity is appropriate for children studying environmental conditions that involve aquifers and wells, and the issues of pollution. Students first observe how water and contaminants, represented by a groundwater dye, flow through different soils. Then, using provided scenarios, they create a groundwater model using a variety of soils in a plexiglass shell. Students contaminate their model—simulating road salt, fertilizer runoff, buried waste, ... Read More

Koch Institute laboratories Cancer Research Mini-Course for – middle & high school

 Class: Koch Institute laboratories Cancer Research Mini-Course for middle & high school Description:  This 90 minute class is available for  a maximum of 25 people. This is a brand new course offered this year at KOCH and is a good overview, suitable for multiple ages and backgrounds. The class includes an overview of cancer cell division, looking at slides through microscopes, and some pipetting. It also includes Presentations from various labs and hands on activities. In this Cancer research mini-course ... Read More

Plasma Science and Fusion Center Tour (middle school or high school)

Tour: Lab Tour: Plasma Science and Fusion Center. This tour is available for  a maximum of 25 people. Description: This activity is appropriate for children ages 11 and up.   The PSFC is dedicated to teaching science through direct experience, whether it is addressing students, political representatives or the general public. To illustrate scientific and engineering principles, graduate students at the Center have helped create hands-on educational tools, including a plasma demonstration device and an ... Read More

Lego Car Rally (Mechanical Engineering) – 8+

Class: Lego Car Rally ( Mechanical Engineering) - 8+. Hands-on outreach class at the MIT Edgerton Center. We need a Minimum of 12 students and a maximum of 24 for this class. Description: In LEGO Car Rally students are challenged to build cars from LEGO bricks that are tested on a ramp course to see how far they will travel, and on a "Tiltboard" to demonstrate their Center of Gravity. In the activity students are encouraged to: systematically alter variables as they modify their cars, consider trade-offs between ... Read More

Motorized LEGO® Car Rally Gear up, Gear down ( Mechanical Engineering) 10+

Class: Motorized LEGO® Car Rally ( Mechanical Engineering) - For this hands-on outreach class at the MIT Edgerton Center. We need a Minimum of 12 students and a maximum of 24. Description: Motorized LEGO® Car Rally ( Mechanical Engineering) - Pairs of students are challenged to build a slow car using a motorized-LEGO kit. Students begin with a bicycle-building activity which introduces the concepts of gearing down and gear ratios. They utilize this  knowledge to design a car capable of low speeds. The cars are ... Read More