Save the Penguins (thermodynamic principles) 11+

SaveClassSave 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 principles to address common student misconceptions about temperature and heat. Students will work in teams to design a penguin habitat to display (ice) penguins at the Tuscon Public Zoo in Arizona.

This lesson will be taught by Bob Vieth, Not Amy our usual instructor.

Date:  Monday, October, 26, 2015

Time: 10:00 – 1:00

Location: MIT Edgerton Center – 77 Mass Ave. Cambridge, Room 4-402

Price: $5.00

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Save The penguins
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This is for one ticket for the Save the Penguins class in thermodynamic principles held at the MIT Edgerton Center on Monday, October, 26, 2015
Available Qty: -1

There are -1 seats remaining in this class.

Travel Tips: Visitor parking in the MIT-Kresge parking lot is limited. Permits can be purchased for $24.00 by completing and submitting the PDF form at least five days in advance. The other MIT Visitors lots rates are varied. Also available is metered parking which is obviously first come first serve. I have been told that you will be ticketed if you park at a meter for more than two hours, after two hours you need to change spaces.

Materials Needed: none

Age: This activity is appropriate for ages 11 and up. Children must be able to function in the classroom independently. The size of the classroom does not allow for parents to remain in the room during class. You are, however,  welcome to wait at cafe 4 down the the hall. Although some parents prefer to wait outside the classroom in the hall, and I completely understand the need to be immediately available for your children, noise has been a concern in the past. I ask that if you feel you need to wait close by you please take into consideration the other classrooms in the school. Also there are always plenty of friendly interns available to help the kids through the activities.

Wondering who else is going? Join the discussion here I will also be posting the completed photos from the class on this event page afterwards.


  1. Sheila Gerard says:

    We would love to. Go to save tge penguins if there is any drop out s thanks
    Mrs gerard
    Stephen 12
    Lucille 15

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