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Invent and Innovate- Power Up! (ages 9+)

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
From 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
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Class Leader

Annie Graham

What is a battery? How can you create power from a chemical reaction? How do batteries store power? In the first two weeks of “Power Up”, we will explore the chemistry behind these amazing sources of power. Students will create a few batteries from household items and we will observe the reactions that take place! Students in our 9+ “Power Up” class will also discuss rechargeable batteries and how to store energy in a battery. We will look at research and explore materials for creating our own batteries.

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Tuesdays:  Our “Invent and Innovate” lab will provide students with building activities to help them understand the way we power our world. Older students (by permission) may incorporate electronic components in their projects, combining software, structural and electrical engineering in their exploration of power. Students may learn 3D printing, soldering or other skills depending on the project. Every two weeks, our topic and activity will change: power basics (weeks 1-2), solar power (weeks 3-4), wind power (weeks 5-6) and water power (weeks 7-8). Students can choose to complete the group activity or create a related invention of their own! Additional fees may apply for some electronic components. This is a drop in class, but space is limited to the first 10 students, so sign up online to guarantee a spot!

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