Children will step into the shoes of engineers in this spectacular show designed to launch their imaginations into the boundless field of engineering! Captivating demonstrations and interactive experiments will inspire our next generation to think about how engineers design things to make the world a better place.
We will learn about the engineering design process as children team up with fellow civil engineers to build a 6-foot roman arch. We will even reach beyond the sky to explore aerospace engineering with an explosive rocket launch. An intelligent robot will display impressive Kung Fu and yoga moves that will get kids excited about robotics engineering. Oozing chemical reactions and a demonstration of a space age polymer will make children contemplate groundbreaking possibilities in chemical engineering. A “sparking” demonstration will electrify creativity, and an amusing experiment with alternative energy will encourage children to ponder the future of this innovation. Children are our future, and building a better world can start with sparking their imagination to get them excited about engineering today!
This show is free and open to all ages, though is recommended for ages 5 and up. For more information, call Youth Services at 767-7660 x 3. Our visit from Mad Science is made possible by the support of the Friends of the South Portland Public Library.