Edgerton Explorations (Optics & Photography)

Class: Edgerton Explorations (Optics & Photography) ages 8+ Description: The class experiments with some of the technology that Doc often used in the lab. There is a High Speed Video camera that records 2500 images in 2.5 seconds, and a digital camera plus strobe light system that can take MultiFlash pictures. Students design and take photographs (all of which will be shared with the teacher). The Spinning Discs are also used to illuminate how strobe lighting affects how we see things. Date:  Monday, ... Read More

Juggling Snow – rescheduled classes

Yes, It's going on everywhere. I'm sure it is no surprise that we too will be juggling the dates of our offerings. Due to record snowfall amounts this month we have had to reschedule some of our offerings. This is what I have been able to successfully reschedule so far. For classes I am unable to reschedule by the end of the week I will refund the course fees on Friday. Laser Mazes (Optics) 11+ has been rescheduled to Thursday April 23, 2015 10:00am – 1:00pm Structural Engineering: Building Better ... Read More

Lego Chemistry (Chemistry) 11+

Class: Lego Chemistry (Chemistry) 11+ - For this hands-on outreach class at the MIT Edgerton Center. We have a maximum of 12 seats in this class. Description: This activity is appropriate for children ages 11 and up. Some previous study of chemistry, including atoms and elements is welcomed. An understanding of safe lab procedures is also preferable. LEGO® Chemistry starts with students doing a wet lab in a bag. The lab is from the GEMS guide "Chemical Reactions", which uses some fairly common materials for ... Read More

Fish ‘n’ Ships (middle and high school)

Nature Inspired Engineering & Propulsion: Fish 'n' Ships (middle and high school) Grades 6+ Description: Fish 'n' Ships (middle and high school) Students design, build, and test mechanisms for ship propulsion in this introduction to nature-inspired engineering at MIT. This workshop features examples from MIT research labs and the Museum's Hart Nautical collection and a mini-tour of the Museum's Robots & Beyond gallery.. I need a minimum of 15 students to run this class. Chaperon Policy: Only 3 parents ... Read More

Structural Engineering: Building Better Bridges – Rescheduled

Structural Engineering: Building Better Bridges (middle and high school) Grades 6+ Description: Structural Engineering: Building Better Bridges (recommended for middle school) Find out just how strong a piece of paper can be, bridge distances you'd never think possible, and see the simple geometry at the root of the longest bridges in the world in this active workshop on structural engineering. Students learn how structures stand up and work in teams to design and build bridges using recycled materials. Examples ... Read More