Bennett Woods Elementary School in Okemos is having their annual Science Night this year on Thursday, Feb. 22. They’re asking for our help in running a take-apart clinic again. This consists of giving the kids some screwdrivers and putting some old junk in front of them, and helping them to take it apart. We need at least two, and preferably three people to run that. It’s straightforward: keep the kids in safety glasses, put out fresh material when the old stuff has been reduced to rubble, mediate disputes, answer questions. Important: collect the safety glasses when they leave the table. At the end of the night, we sort the stuff into different bins, and the school will properly recycle it.
We can bring what we have around the shop that needs disposing, but I don’t think we have too much anymore. The school will have to supply the bulk of it.
I’d love to get a couple of volunteers to help me with this. It’s a short event – something like 6:00pm - 8:00pm, but I’ll have to confirm that.
If somebody wants to bring a 3D printer and demonstrate that, they’d love it. And I’ll happily pass along any other ideas appropriate for older elementary kids.