August 22, 2017 –
Children will be introduced to the history, function, design, and geometry of bridges and tunnels using highly motivating hands-on engineering activities. K’NEX parts, building straws, Hersheys chocolate and more will be used to enrich student’s understanding of bridges and tunnels. This class is designed to add meaning to structures that children see in their everyday environment. Beam, arch, truss, suspension bridges will be investigated. An amusement park ride above a bridge? We will explore Tianjin Eye over the Yongle Bridge in China. Class will culminate with kids making their own edible bridge snack!
Age: 6 – 12 years
Location: Centennial Rec Center, multi-purpose room
Instructor: Lisa Lombardi