Chemical Contraptions (7/24-7/28)
Tuition: $500 for the 1-week session ($100 nonrefundable deposit)
Dates: Monday - Friday, July 10 - 14
Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Ideaventions, 12340 Pinecrest Rd, Reston, VA
Grades: rising 7th - rising 9th
Working in small teams, build a deviously and comically complex contraption - a Rube Goldberg machine - composed of a series of simple devices that are set up in a chain reaction with one device activating the next device in a sequence. The trick is that our devices will incorporate chemical reactions and physics phenomenon as part of their design. Examples of chemical components that may trigger chain reactions might include metal dissolving as part of a reduction reaction or a balloon expanding due to gas being produced in a chemical reaction. Alongside science, use your engineering skills to design and build the components of your Rube Goldberg machine.