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Big Machines Day

February 15, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Get your motors running and join us at McWane Science Center for a truckload of fun. Spend a constructive day getting up close and personal with some big machines on The Plaza. Big Machines Day is brought to you by CraneWorks.

Indoor Programming

10:30 – LEGO Simple Machines, Workshop*
11:30 – Take-Apart Transport, Itty Bitty Magic City Garage
12:30 – Science of Magic, Demonstration Station
1:30 – Inclined Planes – Energy in Motion, Workshop*
2:30 – Design Challenge: Blue Blocks Big Machines, Blue Blocks*
3:30 – Take-Apart Transit, Itty Bitty Magic City Garage

*LEGO Simple Machines
With so many big machines out on the plaza, how do those machines even work? The answer is very simple when you break it down – simple machines! We will be building simple machines with LEGOs to break down even the most mechanical problems.

*Energy In Motion
Not just a ramp, but an incline plane?! This simple machine can be used in a variety of ways, but today we’re using it to harbor different types of energy.

*Design Challenge: Blue Blocks
This Imagination Playground can be the source of many afternoons of play. However, today, we will use these building blocks to challenge ourselves to make our own Big Machines!


February 15, 2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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McWane Science Center
200 19th Street North
Birmingham,AL35203United States
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