Edgerton K–12 Program

The Edgerton Center’s hands-on science and engineering challenges educate and inspire kindergarten through twelfth grade students, aiming to increase their curiosity and encourage life-long learning in these fields.

  • Girls in safety glasses mixing chemicals

    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

    Students model the photosynthesis reaction with LEGO bricks by building the products (glucose and oxygen) from the reactants (carbon dioxide and water). Students can model cellular respiration and build starch and cellulose to show how plants use glucose.

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  • Students in Engineering Design Workshop

    Working out the problem in Engineering Design Workshop

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Helen Harlan

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