Free with Museum admission.
The Hands-On Science Workshop offers lively, hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs that connect to something fascinating that's going on in the world of science and technology. Workshop content changes a couple times a year, with a short time-out between workshops.
A long time ago, in a workshop far, far away....
Innovators came to tinker with Star Wars®-themed art, science, and technology and unleash their inner-Jedi.
Build, test, and iterate on hovercrafts with LEDs attached. See what you can design to light up and hover in our light-tracking wind tube that captures your hovercraft's technological tracks. Leverage "The Force" for your intergalactic light paintings and experience the power of sensors and actuators as you control the movements of your hovercraft with a wave of your hand.
Ever wanted to know more about the technology inside that lightsaber you’ve been eyeing at the toy store? Build a lightsaber as you tinker with circuits, switches, and LEDs. Swing your lightsaber to make light paintings that capture your saber’s tracks as it swings through the air. Even if a true Star Wars laser sword with a blade of pure plasma in a force containment field defies our current understanding of physics, we still want to make one!
The Hands-On Science Workshop will operate on the Weekends and Holidays schedule from Saturday, February 15 - Sunday, February 23, 2014, in celebration of Engineers Week.
9:30** - 10:45 a.m. Skywalker Writing
1:30 - 2:45 p.m. Techsabers
Weekends and Holidays:
11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Techsabers
2:30 - 4:45 p.m. Skywalker Writing
*Schedule subject to change. Check monitors for daily program schedule. Limited capacity; first-come, first-served.
**9:30 - 10:00 a.m. for school groups only.
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