The use of renewable forms of energy is a major focus for today’s engineers, especially within the automotive world. Wind power is one of the simplest and least expensive sources of renewable energy. Today we’ll be using craft supplies and recycled materials to design, build and race wind-powered model cars, as we explore how wind power may be utilized in real-world applications.
Today the ACM Education team will be joined by MI Elements, an urban off grid lifestyle powered by Fuel From Water Technology. MI Elements will be displaying the only hydrogen-powered vehicle registered in the state of Washington and sharing information about how water can be used to create MI Energy and in turn be able to power every aspect of life, including vehicles. Currently MI Elements is building the first of their MI Homes, powered solely by clean, water-based energy. Stop by to learn more about hydrogen fuel cells and their function as alternatives to fossil fuels!
Design, build, tinker and learn together as you explore the world of automobiles and its relation to science, technology, engineering, art and math on Family STEAM Day. On the third Saturday of each month, you and your child, grandchild, or family can spend quality time together exploring activities available in the Education Studio and Family Zone.
Family STEAM Days are free for ACM Members and is also included with Museum admission. Museum visitors age 18 and under receive FREE admission on Family STEAM Days.