Laser Mazes (Optics) 11+

Class: Laser Mazes (Optics) 11+ - For this hands-on outreach class at the MIT Edgerton Center. We need a Minimum of 12 students and a maximum of 24. Description: This class is appropriate for students ages 11 and up. A previous understanding of protractors, angles and degrees is preferable. In this activity teams of students are challenged to direct a beam of laser light through a maze using mirrors. Students begin by experimenting with mirrors to cause the laser light to "hit" a bullseye. They then review ... Read More

Shape of Life: from helix to chromosome (Biology) Ages 12+

Class: Shape of Life: from helix to chromosome - (Biology) Age 12+ Description: This activity is appropriate for children ages 12 and up. Some previous study of cells, chromosomes and genes is preferable. This hands-on outreach class at the MIT Edgerton Center. We need a Minimum of 12 students and a maximum of 24 for this class. "Shape of Life" begins with an exploration of the structural components of chromosomes, including a discussion of genes and traits. The LEGO® fish is introduced as a model to ... Read More

Lego Car Rally ( Mechanical Engineering) K-3

Class: Lego Car Rally ( Mechanical Engineering) - For the younger crowd K-3. 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, ... Read More

Mapparium Tour All Ages!

Class: Mapparium Tour ALL AGES- For this tour at The Mary Baker Eddy Library for the Betterment of Humanity. We need a Minimum of 15 people registered ages 6 and up. Description: This world-famous, three-story, stained-glass globe — one of the key attractions at the Library. The Mapparium’s three-dimensional perspective of the world of 1935 is enhanced by A World of Ideas, an original presentation that features a rich orchestration of words, music, and LED lights to illustrate how ideas have traversed time and ... Read More

Save the Penguins (thermodynamic principles) 11+

Class: Save the Penguins ages 11+ For this hands-on outreach class at the MIT Edgerton Center. We need a Minimum of 12 students and a maximum of 20. Description: Being too hot or too cold is something every student experiences at a young age, and they sometimes develop misconceptions of heat, temperature, and heat transfer. One common misconception is that cold is a substance that moves. Save the Penguins uses hands-on engineering activities that allow students to create their own knowledge of thermodynamic ... Read More