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ONLINE: LI Explorium STEAM Workshop:To the Rescue

Wednesday August 5, 2020
2:00 PM until 2:45 PM

Grades 3 - 6

Join us for an interactive workshop where we design a rescue package to be air-dropped to a village cut off by floods. We will use the engineering design process to ensure that the rescue package arrives safely and intact, and explore multiple possible answers to the problem of cushioning a hard landing. How does the shape of the package affect the speed it travels through the air? What forces are acting on the box as it falls? How can we structure the box to try and protect the contents?

For this workshop you will need:

  • Crackers (larger, brittle ones e.g. graham crackers are best)
  • Paper (copy paper/construction paper/old newspaper…)
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • String/pipecleaners/straws (optional)
  • Plastic/paper bags (optional) 

​NOTE: This program requires registration.  Please register as if this were a live program and a link will be sent to you, enabling you to access the program.

You need either a smart phone, tablet or computer to utilize the video conferencing application “Zoom.” IF YOU WANT TO DOWNLOAD THE ZOOM APP to your device, PLEASE DO SO BEFORE THE DAY OF THE CLASS. A few minutes before the start of the program, click on the link then click the option to stream in your browser (NOT downloading any applications), although you are welcome to download the application. 

Location: Zoom
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