Kids can engineer fun Saturday at CDM

Kids can engineer fun Saturday at CDM

February 17th, 2012 by Staff Report in Chattnow Outabout

Experts from the Society of Women Engineers will show kids that engineering is tons of fun Saturday at Creative Discovery Museum, 321 Chestnut St.

From noon to 4 p.m., the professionals will lead guests in hands-on exploration of various engineering concepts. Activities will touch on the different types of engineering, such as mechanical, chemical, civil and electrical, and will include:

Book Lift -- Solve an engineering challenge to lift a heavy book 2 inches above the table for 10 seconds.

Ping Pong Zip Line -- Figure out a way to get a Ping Pong ball down a zip line using only the materials provided.

Snap Circuits -- Learn about simple electrical circuitry to light a bulb or turn on a buzzer.

Solar-Powered Cars -- Manipulate a light source to make a solar-powered car move through a trackway.

Shiny Penny -- Use simple chemistry to make a penny shine like new.

Marble Painting -- Rotate a ramp to create amazing artwork.

Trackway Teamwork -- Work together as a team to move a ball completely around a room to land in a bucket.

All activities are included with paid admission to the museum ($10.95). The museum will be open 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Engineering Fun Day is part of Engineering Week, the Chattanooga Engineers Club's weeklong celebration of the profession. More information about Engineering Week can be found at www.chattanoogaengineersweek.com and the National Engineering Week Website, www.eweek.org.

For museum information, call 756-2738 or visit www.cdmfun.org.