Construction Physics

Paige Ahlenius

This hands-on workshop is an excellent opportunity for students to explore physics and learn by experimentation the definition of velocity, friction, gravitational pull and push, energy, etc. Students will actively participate in a challenge to build and test a structure and learn to appreciate the importance of trial and error and imagination for engineers. Educators can choose from one of the following challenges: roller coasters, skyscrapers, or balloon rockets.


To schedule this program please contact us at 816-531-4022 or by email at


Grade Levels: PreK,K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,1-2,1-3,2-3,1-6,4-6,7-9,High School,All Ages

Fees: $127 single, $109 each for 2 or more on the same day; Materials Fee: $2 per student / The break between workshops must not exceed 90 minutes to receive the reduced rate. Title 1 Schools may qualify for funding assistance.

Maximum Audience Size: 30

Availability: Please inquire

Program Length: 50 minutes

Location: At Your School

Teacher Guide: construction physics

Requirements: A large empty area, classroom chairs, projector for PowerPoint (optional), and large books and plastic bins or cardboard boxes (optional). Teachers must be present at all times during workshops.

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