Science Club Raises Engineers

Science Club LC

Members creating super golf towers using newspaper, tape, and mad engineering skills.

On Wednesday, January 15, Members their engineering hats on for Science Club. They talked about what engineers do, and analyzed all the buildings, houses and other structures around them. To bring the discussion close to home, Members learned about the work done on the Skagit River Bridge. Members discussed different techniques used by engineers to solve structural problems, and how engineers utilize a variety of materials.

Using the knowledge they gained from the discussion, Club Members designed their own Super Golf Towers using newspaper and tape.  They had to think of different ways to design a tower while remembering shapes, structures, materials and elements of a building and support systems. Later, they put their towers to the ultimate test by seeing if their towers could withstand the weight of a golf ball. All were successful!

Science Club runs Wednesdays from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Every session, Members have the opportunity to explore, create, experiment, build and have fun. If you are interested in getting your child involved, please contact Education Coordinator, Kurt Wambaugh or Program Director, Annie Webb at (360) 466-3672

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