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Monday, February 18, 2019

Engineers Week: Top Dynamics


Vacation Program

  • Monday, February 18, 2019
  • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Designed for ages 9 to 12
  • By Andrew Sargent, Site Historian & Lead Educator

Engineers test the laws of movement and balance.

Our earliest ancestors likely discovered the allure of spinning things. Their stones, bones and pinecones are ancestors of our spinning tops. discover the remarkable science and sport that tops can teach you.
~ Master the button spinner. Then design and Laser cut a variation to test the sounds it can make.
~ Construct a hand top and experiment to mix and create colors.
~ Construct a finger spinner and a game to go with it.
~ Choose from an array of parts to pursue your own experiments.

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