Engineering Day at the Hall of Science

We all know that kids relish the opportunity to build towers with anything they find around the house. Nurture your budding engineer by taking them to the Hall of Science on February 20th for Engineering Day.

Kids can participate in hands on activities meant to teach the fundamentals of engineering such as building, testing and construction. The event is being hosted by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Projects include building a gumdrop dome with toothpicks and guessing how much weight the dome can support, designing and building a bridge made of paper and paperclips, constructing a boat from aluminum foil and figuring out how many pennies the boat can hold, building Jenga block towers, and even a virtual exercise called West Point Bridge.

Engineering is an area in which U.S. public school students are lagging behind in, and which the president has placed a special focus on through STEM programs, so this is a great chance to encourage your little one in these areas!

Where: New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Corona,  718-699-0005

When: Monday, February 20th, from 9:30am – 5:00pm

 

By: Christine Concetta Gibson