STEM Saturday – Black History Celebration – Engineering
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*Each activity will be based on an achievement by an African American person in history
Build a functioning heart model
- Vivien Thomas: Invented a surgical technique that allowed for the first successful open heart surgeries on children
Learn how the heart pumps blood through the body by using everyday items
Design your own elevator
- Alexander Miles: Designed automatic closing doors for elevators
Make a pulley and learn how this simple machine is responsible for moving elevators up and down
- Arthur Walker Jr. : Developed normal incidence multilayer XUV telescopes to photograph the solar corona
Study the stars like Walker and build your own constellation telescope to take home!
Build a table that can hold 25 pennies
- Charles William Allen: Invented the self-leveling table that allowed for stabilization and less wobbling
See if you can engineer a table made of paper that can hold 25 pennies!