You put on an amazing event. You clearly put such heart into everything, and we were just amazed by the results. Your rapport with the children was GREAT! You were so kind and encouraging. --mother of 8 year old boy
GGLC staff come to your school to provide the materials, instructions & training for a family maker night.
Air & Space
periscopes - This contraption uses two simple mirrors to completely change your perspective!
steamboats - Attach a copper coil and candle to make your boat “putt-putt” along.
blimps - Find neutral buoyancy and propel a helium blimp with directed wind power.
Gliders - Make a penny glider by repurposing a styrofoam meat tray!
rocket shooters - Manufacture a paper rocket & shoot it with compressed air.
rocket cars - Attach a balloon to an ordinary toy car to supercharge it.
Create the Future
hydraulic robot arms - 2 syringes, a tube and some water give this robot the ability to move!
gripper hands - Pick up small objects with a balloon and suction.
LED robot toys - Design your own robot with light-up eyes!
Vibrobots - Make a drawing robot with marker legs & doodle or duel.
Muskets - Shoot the enemy with ear plugs using a pvc pipe muskets & your own air.
Tops - Manufacture a wooden spinning top and compete with your friends like colonial children did.
Whirl-a-gigs - A simple button on a string creates a whirl while spinning.
Ozobots - Battle British Ozobots on a map of the 13 Original Colonies.
Head lamps - Make a LED head lamp to help you see when you're mining for gold
Stamp Mill - Try out a model stamp mill they used during the Gold Rush
Earthquakes - Experiment with building structures and test them against California earthquakes
Vibrobots - Design a mining robot and set him lose on a map of the Old West
$500 - 2 hour event for 200 students
$800 - 3 hour event for 400 students
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