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The Tech Museum Presents "Move It"<br> A Free Interactive Workshop at Public Libraries

Press Release Date 
Monday, 1 July, 2002
The Tech Museum of Innovation, in partnership with the San Jose Public Library, has taken its interactive learning on the road this summer with a series of hands-on workshops presented to fourth through eighth graders at no cost.
Several times per week, through July and August, staff and volunteers from The Tech travel to various branches of the San Jose Public Library to present an educational program based on the book "Spy Kids."
"Move It" challenges students, working in teams, to make a vehicle that can move by itself. Using only the supplies given, such as legos, balloons, straws and rubber bands, students are challenged to create potential energy and turn it into kinetic energy, in order to make their vehicle move one foot.
"We are pleased to be working with the San Jose Library to reach as many members of our community as possible," says president and CEO Peter Giles. "This program inspires creativity, problem solving and innovation, and gets kids interested in reading at the same time."
"Move It" is free to fourth through eighth graders, pre-registration is necessary. Sign up sheets are available at each library branch. The schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, July 2Biblioteca3-4 p.m.
Wednesday, July 3Evergreen2-3 p.m.
Tuesday, July 9Cambrian3-4 p.m.
Wednesday, July 10Calabazas3-4 p.m.
Tuesday, July 16Hillview 3-4 p.m.
Wednesday, July 17MLK - Main2-3 p.m.
Thursday, July 18Joyce Ellington 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 24Willow Glen3-4 p.m.
Thursday, July 25Pearl Ave2-3 p.m.
Thursday, August 1West Valley4-5 p.m.
Friday, August 2Seventrees3-4 p.m.
Thursday, August 8Rosegarden3-4 p.m.