MAD LABS: Winter 2016 Edition II

Pinhead Institute Inc. - Pinhead HQ

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Pinhead HQ 300 S. Mahoney Dr. #C6C TellurideCO  81320
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Pinhead HQ 300 S. Mahoney Dr. #C6C TellurideCO  81320

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What's Included


Science is more than a subject. It’s part of everything we do. The more we understand, the more we can appreciate and conserve our natural world. Join us for one or all of eight MAD LABS taking place on early-release Tuesday afternoons for hands-on, scientific activities that will encourage kids to experiment, learn, design, create, investigate, and more. A Pinhead Institute representative will be available to walk kids to Pinhead HQ from the Telluride Elementary School. February 9 - Structures: We'll use recycled materials to build bridges and buildings to learn about their structural features and test them with various stressors like weight and earthquake conditions. February 16 - Musical Room: We'll transform Pinhead HQ into an interactive symphony while we learn about circuits, conductive materials, and computer programming. February 23 - Physics: From Newton's cradle to Heron's fountains, we'll look at how some of the great minds in physics developed their theories and how these theories influence us today. March 1 - Chemistry: Why do Mentos and Coke cause an explosion? Why do baking soda and vinegar react? From polymers to explosions we'll explore the reactions that occur all around us. March 8 - Computer Science: Create your own app! We'll learn the basics of coding, app making, and programming. March 15 - Botany and Agriculture: We'll look at how plants undergo the transformation form winter to spring, and learn about the germination process. We will also explore where our food comes from. March 22 - Anatomy: How powerful are our lungs? Why do we have a dominant side? How do our eyes and brain determine colors? We'll look at how our bodies have evolved to allow us to interact with the world. March 29 - Fractals : From Pascal's triangle to nautilus shells and ferns, we will explore examples of fractals all around us and their influence on art, science and computers. Available as single classes or as a series.

About This Organizer

Pinhead Institute is a Smithsonian Affiliate based in Telluride, Colorado that strives to promote science-education both locally & globally. An international network of the world’s leading scientists supports our many educational programs providing unparalleled opportunity to high-level scientific education in rural Colorado. We do this through engaging programs, direct interaction with scientists, and unique research centered internship experiences. The Pinhead Institute, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is a Smithsonian Affiliate, the first in Colorado. 

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