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 2||Biblioteca||3-4 p.m. |
|Wednesday, July 3||Evergreen||2-3 p.m. |
|Tuesday, July 9||Cambrian||3-4 p.m. |
|Wednesday, July 10||Calabazas||3-4 p.m. |
|Tuesday, July 16||Hillview ||3-4 p.m. |
|Wednesday, July 17||MLK - Main||2-3 p.m. |
|Thursday, July 18||Joyce Ellington|| 3:30-4:30 p.m. |
|Wednesday, July 24||Willow Glen||3-4 p.m. |
|Thursday, July 25||Pearl Ave||2-3 p.m. |
|Thursday, August 1||West Valley||4-5 p.m. |
|Friday, August 2||Seventrees||3-4 p.m. |
|Thursday, August 8||Rosegarden||3-4 p.m. |