Create and test vehicles powered by the wind while discovering different types of sustainable transport.
Solar Powered Vehicles
Learn how solar panels create electricity and how to make a simple circuit. Then, use those solar panels to create and test solar-powered vehicles. For a small additional fee, participants can take their cars and panels home.
Design a series of “Smart Roads” through a cityscape for Ozobot robots! Smart Roads use a combination of sensors, smart paints, and energy harvesting devices to conserve electricity and power electric cars. Older kids will have the opportunity to use iPads and OzoBlocky to program an Ozobot.
A magnetic levitation (maglev) train is a floating vehicle that glides over a magnetic track. To demystify the concepts underlying this technology, participants will experiment with the basic principles of magnetic force, aerodynamics, and the harnessing of wind power as they engineer their own maglev vehicles using cardboard, hot glue, and magnets.
Tower Garden & Living Necklaces
Learn all about the Tower Garden, an aeroponic garden that is an example of sustainable agriculture. Then, make your own ‘living necklace’ to illustrate the concept of gardening without soil.
Reusable Snack Bags
Develop some sewing skills and create a reusable snack bag.
Use a variety of tools and recycled materials to create a tile to add to this collaborative mosaic. At the end of the day, this art will be given to Green Acres School to display.
Recycle your Room
Use cardboard and upcycled materials to create a pencil holder, jewelry stand, picture frame, or other bedroom accessories.
Create a ping pong ball-run using clear tubes and pipe fittings on our magnetic walls.
Learn about force, motion, teamwork, and collaboration as you connect large pipes and fittings to build an oversized ball run course.