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.

  • 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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  • Working out the problem in Engineering Design Workshop

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Building the electronics circuitboard

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

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