Tuesday, February 09, 2016

February Vacation Events

The STEMbassadors, from UNH's College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, will be at the Library on Thursday, February 25 offering programs for 4th thru 7th graders (see descriptions below). The activities are limited to 20 kids in each group and registration is now open. http://www.dover.nh.gov/…/c…/library/events/stem-events.html
Design a Theme Park Ride is an activity for 4th & 5th graders:
Thursday, February 25 @ 1pm

In groups, students will design a theme park ride that will drop as fast as possible while keeping riders safely inside the ride using various materials provided. There will be other constraints to make the design activity challenging. With the help of UNH engineers, students will learn the various steps required for good engineering - ask, imagine, build, test, and improve. This activity will address mechanical engineering, designing, teamwork, and time management.

Does it Float? is an activity for 6th & 7th graders:
Thursday, February 25 @ 1pm

In this group hands-on activity students will learn about buoyancy and design by building and testing tinfoil boats in water tanks. Students will be called upon to design and build their boat to hold the most weight while remaining afloat.

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