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Creative Engineering  

Work with an advanced three dimensional construction kit that is yours to keep and take home. Design and build simple or complex models of a vehicle, a robot or buildings. You will also get your own 3-volt geared motor to power up a moveable Radar Surveyor. Learn the many ways you can make your motor run. Hands on is the only way, so prepare to build from directions, and from your own imagination!
Course: 35272     Registration: $79    Course Fee: $129    
Meeting Day(s): Mon. - Fri.   7/20/2015 - 7/24/2015    Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM  5 sessions
Location: Bel Air Hall    Instructor: Staff
Ages 7-12. 

Hover Craft- Design Your Own Vehicle- Egg Drop Car  

Do you want to design and build things that you create- not just a model you purchase? Well this is the place for you. Build and keep an air powered Hover Craft. You make it defy gravity. Once it's up and moving, then using your creativity, control its direction. Get to build and take home your own car. The purpose is to build a super car powered by more than one source of energy. This can be one crazy looking vehicle. We provide you with many materials for that dynamic vehicle that you will build. Also get to build a Egg Drop Car. The purpose is to build a gravity vehicle that can cushion a raw egg as the car holding the egg is dropped from a high height. We provide you with the material to cushion the fall. You have to be creative. In these three challenges in one workshop, you will learn about Laws of Motion, Energy, Air Pressure, Friction, Lift, Speed and Acceleration. You are never too young to learn and have fun in a Sciensational hands on way.
Course: 26129     Registration: $79    Course Fee: $129    
Meeting Day(s): Mon. - Fri.   6/22/2015 - 6/26/2015    Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM  5 sessions
Location: Bel Air Hall    Instructor: Staff
Ages 6-11. 

Hyper Peppy Robotics - A Look Into the Past and the Future  

Build and take home your own Hyper Peppy Robot. It is sound activated. Use the clap of your hands to get it moving. It has a very sensitive touch/sound sensor. When it comes in contact with an object it will automatically go into reverse, and then turn left before embarking on a new course. It’s fast!!! You're able to adjust its sensitivity to sound. You will see, first-hand, the many gears, circuit board, microphone, and it is easy to assemble mechanical drive system. The completed project will help build self-confidence. You will also get to build other robots as a part of a small group. Be a part of robotic technology and have fun investigating the future effects it will have on our lives.
Course: 35273     Registration: $79    Course Fee: $129    
Meeting Day(s): Mon. - Fri.   7/27/2015 - 7/31/2015    Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM  5 sessions
Location: Bel Air Hall    Instructor: Staff
Ages 7-12. 

Magnetic Levitation for Future Transportation  

Build your own “futuristic Maglev” car to race and take home. In 1999 a Japanese five-car maglev train set a record of 345 miles/hour. Yours won’t go that fast, but we will have fun building it and learning how it operates. Learn about the relationship between magnetism and electricity. You will also get to build a simple maglev track as well as a cool electromagnet. Learn how motors work, as well as generators. Build and take home the world’s simplest motor. Make your own compass and take part in many other magnificent magnetic activities! Yes, Sciensational Workshops again starts with the Maglev car (magnetism - electricity - levitation) and goes in all directions to have fun and learn while doing hands-on activities.
Course: 35274     Registration: $79    Course Fee: $129    
Meeting Day(s): Mon. - Fri.   8/3/2015 - 8/7/2015    Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM  5 sessions
Location: Bel Air Hall    Instructor: Staff
Ages 7-12. 

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