By designing, building, and testing the weight capacity of the components
of bridges using straws and paper clips, children will grasp a key
engineering concept: the truss. We will learn about and experiment with
different truss designs and test each design to its breaking point. The
class concludes with the construction of a scale model of a bridge.
Pattern recognition and motor skills will also be developed as students
construct their bridge.
Date: Saturday, August 31
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Ages: 10 - 12 years old
Fees: $10 Members, $15 not yet members
Supplies: Provided in workshop
Register by: Wednesday, August 21
Chemistry Day at Evansville Museum
Presented in partnership with RED SPOT PAINT & VARNISH CO., INC.
Ever wonder how chemicals react? Why do some things react when you combine
them and others seem to do nothing? From simple to complex, chemical
reactions play an important role in our daily life. Join us Sunday,
September 15 when we present our annual CHEMISTRY DAY with help from the
Chemistry Department at the University of Southern Indiana.
At 1 p.m., Dr. Jeff Sieler, professor of chemistry at USI, will conduct
exciting experiments such as Exploding Balloons, Elephant Toothpaste,
Genie in a Bottle, and Burning Water. Following the show, USI students
will offer hands-on children’s activities at stations throughout the Old
Gallery until 3 p.m.