Family Engineering During Sugaring & Shearing Festival- Jackson

March 24, 2013 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Jackson County Intermediate School District’s Mathematics and Science Center will host “Family Engineering” from 12:00pm-4:00 pm on Sunday, March 24, during the annual Sugaring and Shearing Festival at Ella Sharp Museum. Elementary students in grades K-6 and their parents are invited to participate in a variety of fun, hands-on activities to learn about engineering in the museum’s Community Room. The short activities includes comparing shapes for stability, investigating which materials better magnify sound, discovering if glue adds strength, and learning what kind of engineer would create a particular product.

Next, families will team up to build the tallest tower, invent new uses for common “engineered” objects, and form assembly lines to efficiently put together a simple ink pen.

“Engineering is fun”, “Engineering helps people by solving problems”, and “We can all be engineers!” are the messages behind the Family Engineering event.

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