Sound Effects

Sound Effects

The Incredible Perception of Sound:  The Art and Science of Auditory Perception Learn the basic physics of sound while exploring the intricacies of human perception. Discuss the use of sound effects in movies – what are you REALLY hearing?  In small groups, expand...
Reverse Engineering

Reverse Engineering

Reverse Engineering explores how things work and how they are made. Participants begin by taking apart store-made products such as air-rockets, toy cars, lamps, pop-up books and more to see how they work. They will then attempt to reconstruct the items again, and...
Flight

Flight

How and why do objects fly? Explore aerodynamic forms, wind, friction, drag through the creation of a handmade art kite. Discover how to alter paper to fly, create paper airplanes, and make a sled kite. Design a simple graphic composition for their kites that will be...
Wind Vehicles

Wind Vehicles

How can wind energy be harnessed for transportation? Explore axle construction, how sails function, and basic propulsion.  Design and create your own moving land, water, or air vehicles. Outreach programs are designed for students in grades 3-12. The cost of one 60...
Biomimicry

Biomimicry

Examine different materials and building techniques used by animals and insects and then try your hand at a few – such as recycled paper and woven materials. Weather permitting, we will go outside and each student will build a structure in their designated area using...