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

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
From 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
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Class Leader

Annie Graham


Weeks 3 + 4 are all about solar power! We will learn a little bit about solar power and create a dye sensitized solar cell using household items. This class may be a bit overwhelming for students under the age of 13 (lots of information and small parts). All students are welcome to attend Wednesday’s class instead, where we will do lots of of hands on activities to learn about solar power.

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!