Architecture

Architecture

Examine and work with different materials to make windows from materials that are not transparent, bridges from material that isn’t stiff and other seemingly impossible building challenges! Learn through experimentation about tensile and compressive strength, as well...
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...
Buoyancy

Buoyancy

Examine and work with different materials to make boats from materials that do not float, get inspiration from plankton to make clay balls sink “more slowly”, and other seemingly impossible buoyancy challenges! Learn through experimentation about characteristics of...