Easter Science Event “Mad Machines”

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Date(s) - 04/12/2020
Time: - 10:00 am - 11:00 am

North Scottsdale United Methodist Church

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The Mad Machines Science event will begin in the fellowship hall with the Easter story. Then the Mad Scientists will present the experiements. At the end of the presentation all student will get an Easter Goody-bag filled with treats. The event is open to all children ages 3-12. Youth (ages 13-18) are invited to assist witht the program experiements.

Experiment Summary:
Children discover how simple machines make our lives easier. They learn about the six different types of simple machines: the screw, lever, inclined plane, wedge, pulley, and wheel and axle. Children launch with leers, secure with screws and works with wedges through hands-on activities! A large children-operated pulley system demonstrates how pulleys help us move heavy objects easily. Children apply their newfound mechanical knowledge by building a Drag racer.


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Education Value:
Mad Machines introduces basic physical science. Children investigate mechanics and the role that they play in our everyday lives. Children learn about forces and works and discover that simple machines make work easier by allowing us to push and pull less strenuously, but over a longer distance, They will extend this concept at home using knowledge learned.

Take-Home Message:
Simple machines make work easier.
The six simple machines are the screw, lever, inclined plane, wedge, pulley and wheel and axle.
All complex machines have simple machines in them.

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