Ingenious Mechanisms II

Newton's Attic

Monday, June 9, 2014 - Friday, June 13, 2014
Newton's Attic 4974 Old Versailles Road LexingtonKY  40510
Monday, June 9, 2014 - Friday, June 13, 2014
Newton's Attic 4974 Old Versailles Road LexingtonKY  40510

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What's Included

Ingenious Mechanisms II For students 10 and older, this class incorporates more sophisticated mechanisms than Ingenious Mechanisms I. Students younger than 10 who have been through Ingenious Mechanisms I will be considered on a case by case basis for II. See below for description of IMI. Ingenious Mechanisms I Levers and pulleys, cams and gears, ratchets and crankshafts—all ingenious mechanisms that are found in countless inventions. In this program for the mechanically inclined, students will learn basic skills of engineering design, tool use, and the application of simple machines to create whimsical devices from wood, metal, plastic and other items found around the Newton’s Attic shop. Each invention will consist of a combination of simple machines that all work together to perform a simple and amusing task. Students will witness firsthand how various parts work in concert to perform the intended function, as well as apply a little math and physics in the process. Throughout the week, young inventors will create several mechanisms they get to keep once camp is over.

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Newton's Attic, a nonprofit founded in 1998 by Bill Cloyd, is dedicated to providing students with highly unusual educational experiences and providing STEM (Science Technology, Engineering Mathematics) educational resources to parents, students and teachers. Our mission is to stimulate interest in science and engineering through exciting hands-on projects, classes and summer camps.

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