Energizing future engineers

Dec 28, 2016
Photo by: Nicholas Johnson Angel Ramirez, 9, of south Everett smiles as instructor Wendy Isaac of the Imagine Children’s Museum reacts with excitement moments after Ramirez and his team successfully rolled a metal ball down their coaster and into a plastic cup.

Elementary-age children on a holiday break from school flocked to the Mukilteo Library on Dec. 22 to design, construct and test model roller coasters.

The hands-on lesson, led by the Imagine Children’s Museum, encouraged the junior engineers to work together and fail often in order to create roller coasters with Styrofoam and tape and learn about potential and kinetic energy.

 

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