I am so lucky to have friends that work at our local university.
They told us about this event last year but we could not make it.
This year we did.
It was their 4th annual MESA Engineering Night. It was to bring elementary, middle school students and their families to the Bourns College of Engineering to showcase the field of engineering. Through interactive displays, hands on exhibits and competitions the kids got a true appreciation for engineering and how fun it can be!
It was outside and freezing but so worth it!!
I know this looks like a ball, but actually the college kids had dry ice that was pumping out the cold air through a tube that they had dipped in dish detergent. The air would form these little “balls” that would then fall and the kids would try to touch.
Yup the kids loved it!!
Here the boys put together oobleck.
You know the corn starch and water mixture that is a solid and a liquid.
They showed the kids how it would dance to the music. It would bounce in the air as a solid but then as soon as it hit the speaker again it would become a liquid.
Then at the next table, the girls made a type of quick sand.
Here was her favorite station to visit though…
The biggest creation would win a paper airplane.
So this was for fun not the prize.
We have done this at home, but never with heavy big marshmallows and spaghetti!
All the kids loved this!
It was a great night! It was even better because we got to share it with friends. The only sad thing was the friend who told us about the night got snowed in at her home and could not share it with the rest of us!! We missed you Marie!!
Oh and at the end there was a raffle and Rebecca won the last gift!!