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August 2014

Shocking Electrical Discoveries

Make static electricity with simple charging devices. Build a project with batteries, bulbs, and wire. Experiment with different patterns of circuits.
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 25, Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28, Aug 29
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXSHK0825
Fee: $163, $155 Members

LEGO Dragsters and Monster Trucks

Find out the secrets of torque and speed using LEGO models that you design to shoot down a drag strip or climb over a pile of cars.
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 25, Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28, Aug 29
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXDRG0825
Fee: $163, $155 Members

Blow It Up!

Make exploding pillows, check out a Mentos fountain and experiment with different kinds of rockets in this exciting camp.
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 25, Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28, Aug 29
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXBLW0825
Fee: $163, $155 Members

Miniature Motor-Powered Creations

Work with electricity, cardboard and motors to create unusual moving contraptions.
Age(s): 9-12
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 25, Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28, Aug 29
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YNMIN0825
Fee: $163, $155 Members

Carpentry for Kids: American Girl Doll Furniture

Make furniture for American Girl and similar dolls. Learn tool use and safety techniques so that you can continue to design and build furniture at home.
Age(s): 9-12
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 25, Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28, Aug 29
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YNAGD0825
Fee: $163, $155 Members

Chain Reaction Contraption

Create a ridiculously long series of mechanical and electrical actions that end in a grand finale! Learn about basic circuitry, then incorporate electric motors in your chain reaction to knock down, push, or make objects move through the air.
Age(s): 9-12
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 25, Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28, Aug 29
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: LNRCT0825
Fee: $205, $195 Members

This class is full but you can get onto the waitlist for free.


Design a Computer Game: Create Your Own Adventure Game

Build your own interactive adventure game and story using programming software from the MIT Media Lab - Scratch 2.0! Select a theme, write a story, build an environment, create characters, and add puzzles and sound effects. Access your game online to play later.
Age(s): 9-12
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 25, Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28, Aug 29
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: LNCMP0825
Fee: $205, $195 Members

This class is full but you can get onto the waitlist for free.