ElectriCity Block

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Engineers Week: ElectriCity

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Vacation Program

  • Tuesday, February 19, 2019
  • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Designed for ages 9 to 12
  • By Andrew Sargent, Site Historian & Lead Educator

Engineers organize the flow of electricity.

Learn the logic of careful plan and layout. Wire a city block: connect batteries, switches, resistors, a siren, a motor, and LEDs.

~ A house with blinking LEDs to simulate a fire.
~ A Firehouse with a siren to dispatch a fire truck.
~ A hospital with a Medivac Helicopter to transport the injured.
~ A restaurant to feed everyone at day's end.

Then solder your own LED light sculpture.

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