On Thursday, February 23, TRECA Digital Academy students visited the Imagination Station! Students had a great time exploring each of the Learning Worlds while learning about earth science, energy conservation, engineering and healthy habits. In Energy Factory, students received a glimpse into the world of oil refining and solar power. In Water Works, students learned about the slippery science of water and explored nature's most powerful resource. They learned about nutrition and exercise in Eat It Up and how the choices you make affect your body. The students could then get their hearts pumping as they ran in the Wheel of Fire! In the Mind Zone, students discovered how the mind processes, interprets and creates illusions and perceptions. We also had a few dare devils among us that rode the high wire cycle, which is 18 feet above ground, suspended on a one inch cable! Students also tried the BOYO! Using similar science principles to a classic yo-yo, they could try to propel up to 13 feet in the air. By the looks on their faces, this one was harder than it looked!
We also visited the special exhibit, LEGO Brick: Sky High Science. Students saw 13 large scale skyscrapers made entirely out of LEGO bricks (which by the way, are not glued together). Over half a million LEGO bricks, weighing 2,700 pounds was used for this exhibit. Students could also put their creativity to the test by building their own structures. To celebrate National Engineering Week, the museum was featuring Dowel Construction who hosted an architecture project: Students could use two tools, dowel rods and rubber bands, and let their imagination do the rest. We have some future engineers that had a great time with this!