Building and Testing a Mars Lander Menomonie Public Library


July 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Alan Scott
Mars Lander

Pre-Registration Required

Intended for elementary age youth.  Bring a hot glue gun and sticks.  A parent or guardian must help with the hot gluing.  Deadline to register is June 25.  Space is available for 25 in this workshop and they will be registered on a first-come, first-serve basis.  To register send an email to Alan Scott with the subject line Mars Lander.  Please include the name of the youth to be registered and the name of the accompanying adult in the body of the email.  Dr. Scott will confirm registration.  The Mars Lander kit will be supplied.

Workshop will start with a brief presentation by Dr. Scott about buoyancy and forces.  Children will construct an easy to assemble Mars Lander from a wooden kit that will be supplied.  The pieces are connected with a hot glue gun.  The Landers will be test launched into a large container of water where they will descend, land, and then ascend.

A program in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.  Sponsored by the library and UW Stout Department of Chemistry and Physics.