Edgerton K–12 Program

The Edgerton Center’s hands-on science and engineering challenges educate and inspire kindergarten through 12th-grade students, aiming to increase their curiosity and desire to pursue these fields in their future.

  • Working out the problem in Engineering Design Workshop

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  • Students in our three-hour classes learn by doing

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  • Students direct a laser beam through a wooden maze using mirrors

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  • Using LEGO© to understand how photosynthesis works

    This lesson allows students to concretely experience the photosynthesis reaction by building models of the reactants and products with LEGO bricks.

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Building the electronics circuitboard

Educators from New England and as far away as Michigan earned the value of makerspaces first... Read more

Prof. J. Kim Vandiver remarks on the history of the center and its future

One of MIT's original makerspaces celebrates a quarter century. On April 13, alumni, faculty,... Read more

Day one - Ed Moriarty introduces the project

This past February, the Edgerton Center hosted 60 tenth grade students from the Beijing... Read more