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    In this activity, learners explore the concept of how brakes can stop or slow mechanical motion. Learners examine the operation of a bicycle brake and use low cost materials to devise a simple...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, learners explore how engineers have developed big wheels or Ferris wheels. Learners explore the history of wheels, their design, and develop their own wheel using pasta, glue, and...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners explore how parachutes are used to slow down moving objects. Learners work in teams of "engineers" to design and build their own parachutes out of everyday...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners explore the history, design and motion of spinning tops. Learners work in teams of "engineers" to design and build their own tops out of everyday items. Their...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners review the history of gumball machines and explore potential and kinetic energy, while working in teams to build a gumball slide. Teams then design and build their own...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 2 to 4 hours