Cambridge Science Festival
The Cambridge Science Festival is this week. It’s an annual event where scientists and engineers from all over Cambridge come out to show the public how exciting doing science is. We went to a couple of the events yesterday.
We went to the MIT museum where Tom got to drive this robot arm,
and both kids were part of a group project to optimize the design of a paper airplane. They seem to have learned a bit about the give and take of being part of a research group.
After stopping at the Miracle of Science for lunch, we went over to the library for the carnival. There was lots of interesting stuff going on there.
The kids made LED throwies (stickies?),
and flying rings. We talked to several of the MITers at the mini Maker Faire. Charles Guan’s famous LOLrioKart was there:
You probably remember his Youtube video, from last year. A group from Pfizer was helping kids make blue slime.
Peter talked to one of the developers from the Microsoft Research group that is doing Kodu. Chris really liked this human powered blender.
This hands on physics demonstration was pretty great.
Everyone had a lot of fun.