This program invites students to create a complex chain-reaction machine, using familiar materials in unusual ways. They will work in small teams as they experiment with the transfer of energy. Each team will then connect their section of the mechanism to other sections, creating an interconnected apparatus. This educational and playful workshop encourages critical thinking, collaboration, resiliency, and communication skills.
Grade 5-8: Science and Technology – Structures and Mechanisms
Grade 9-10: Science and Technology – STEM Skills, Careers, and Connections
Grade 11-12: Science – Physics
Elementary Cycle 3: Science and Technology – Material World
Secondary Cycle 2: Science and Technology – Material World
Reference the following chaperone guides during your group's visit for tips on how to engage students with the exhibits.
Make name tags to help the museum educator build rapport with students. Students may bring a lunch or purchase one from the museum’s café.
Teachers may preview the museum free of charge at any time, by presenting proof of their teaching status at the admission desk.
Consider familiarizing your group with our site with these tips to help plan your visit or by downloading a PDF document and PowerPoint presentation available below.
$10.75 per student.
Includes Museum admission.
A minimum fee of $161.25 will be charged per group.