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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Engineers Week: Mechanics of Balance

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Vacation Program

  • Tuesday, February 19, 2019
  • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Designed for ages 6 to 8
  • By Kiran Zaman, Director of Programming

Engineers test balance.

As babies, we learn about learning balance. many, many experiments precede walking. Spend a day constructing and mastering advanced balance challenges. A celebration of the learning in play.

~ Build a bird to perch artfully on a branch.
~ Train a water bottle to hold itself on a fine edge (hint: sip by sip)
~ Put a spin on it: teach a top to follow a track.
~ Teamwork: create a team of acrobats who can build an infinite mix of towers.
~ Sew a bean bag that will teach you new balance games and tricks.

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