Engineering with Photo-Origami
Ages 9-14 | $175; $110 (additional presentations)
Inspired by the photo-origami project at CU’s College of Engineering and Applied Science, this presentation uses design opportunities to help learners develop understandings of electromagnetic energy, change in physical systems, and the relationships between scientific and engineering inquiry practices. Using these practices, students will explore the nature of photo-active polymers and conduct a series of experiments to discover how and why they work. Using this new knowledge and their visual/spatial skills, learners will design, build, test and refine a model of light-activated, self-assembling structures.
Each presentation serves up to 30 students.
Limited grant funds are available to qualifying schools. Please call for details.
Supports CDE Academic Standards for Physical Science.
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