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Celebrate Black Scientists and Inventors

All Day
Swasey Branch


Learn more about ten Black scientists and inventors over the month of February and celebrate their achievements. A new engineering challenge will be presented each week. Materials for the challenges will be made available for use while in the branch. The final challenge will be a take-home project.

Week #1 - Paper Triangles: How much weight will your structure hold?

Week #2 - Build a Tower: How tall will it be?

                 Build a Bridge: How much weight will it hold?

Week #3 - Build the Tallest Structure with the Fewest Materials

Week #4 - Build a Catapult: Test it and take it home.

Black History Month
Suitable for:
Grades 6-8
Grades K-5
Grades 9-12

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