Saturday Engineering Series

2017-2018 Saturday Engineering Series

Ever wonder how to build a real robot or design a new invention? This challenging series teaches students the 21st century skills that are vital to the future. 

  • LIGHT UP THE WORLD - December 2, 2017 - 1-3pm: Learn what the electron has to do with electricity and become an electrical engineer. Design circuits and flip the switch in this exciting field. 
  • MOTORS, GENERATORS, AND THINGS THAT MOVE - December 16, 2017 - 1-3pm: How do we generate electricity? How does electricity make things move? Dive into the mysterious world of electromagnetism. 
  • GEARING UP! SIMPLE MACHINES AND MECHANICS - January 13, 2018 - 1-3pm: Don't work hard, work smart! Learn the basics of leverage and mechanical advantage with pulleys, gears, and levers.
  • WATER, WATER, EVERYWHERE! - February 3, 2018 - 1-3pm: Take the design challenge and solve a variety of fun engineering challenges surrounding Earth's favorite molecule, H2O. 
  • OPPOSITES ATTRACT! MAGNETS - February 24, 2018 - 1-3pm: Explore the invisible force of magnetism and how it can be used to move bullet trains.
  • WIND POWER - March 10, 2018 - 1-3pm: What do a gust of wind, a ray of light, and rushing water all have in comon? They all contain energy! Make windmills, connect circuits, and learn the basics of energy transfers. 

Cost: Memers $15, non-members $25.  To register, contact Leeanne Criswell at 239-334-7419 or LCriswell@EdisonFordWinterEstates.org.