Discovery Learning Centre
Touch Everything - Turn Everything - Learn Everything
- One hour demonstrations for Middle School and High School groups
- Educational materials provided ahead of the demonstration
- Kids Fest Mechanical Wonders event for ages 8 and over plus accompanying adults and siblings
Machines make our lives easier. Machines can help us be stronger like a chainsaw, and faster, like a car. They also do work that is tiresome and boring, like washing clothes and dishes. Machines need energy in order to work.
The Discovery Learning Centre starts with a demonstration of energy conversion followed by mechanical conversion, like mechanisms and gears.
We have cut-away motors and engines, interesting materials, valves and gears. There is a washing machine that you can look inside, play with, and see how it works to save you work.
You can even visit some of our laboratories and get blown away in our wind tunnel.
Teachers please contact the Mechanical Engineering Office to schedule a tour.