Topic: Idea Factory

Friday, June 21, 2013

Investigate the advantages and disadvantages of using nonrenewable vs renewable energy resources. Design and construct your own ecofriendly creation!
Topics Covered: Question Power, Idea Factory

Monday, April 8, 2013

Now that it’s spring, we’re all looking to clean up and get rid of some of the unused items in our homes. This April, the Museum will be collecting electronic devices from the community to recycle – but what about everything else? The United States has scheduled to have the...

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Now that it’s spring, we’re all looking to clean up and get rid of some of the unused items in our homes. This April, the Museum will be collecting electronic devices from the community to recycle – but what about everything else? Instead of pitching your old things into the...

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Friday, September 14, 2012

Challenge Labs are self-directed experience where participants team up and use a finite number of given resources to tackle "challenges." These activities are designed to foster twenty-first century skills like team work and collaboration, innovation, creativity and problem solving....
Topics Covered: Idea Factory
Climb aboard the Wonderplace train car and discover the secret life of bees! Learn about a bee’s life cycle, communication and basic needs, then see a honeybee hive up close and investigate each bee’s role in the hive – from workers to the queen!  Wonderplace features fun...
Topics Covered: Idea Factory
Can you name the six types of simple machines? Explore how simple machines require less force to move an object. Identify everyday objects as a simple machine. Design and construct a simple machine to take home!
Topics Covered: Idea Factory

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Learn how scientists make inferences and conclusions based on their observations. Identify variables that impact the outcome of experiments – will you be able to mimic the role of a scientist? Make your best educated guess! 
Topics Covered: Idea Factory

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