As part of
National Engineers Week, members from the Pittsburgh District participated in
the Carnegie Science Center’s Engineer the Future, two-day event, Feb. 19-20.
The event was
intended to celebrate the science of engineering and the region’s achievement
in all aspects of the field. Students visiting the district’s booth could see a
demonstration of the working replica of the Opekiska Lock and Dam model.
Additionally, students participated in variety of scientific experiments to
include building a clay boat and a penny experiment.
building a clay boat and testing its ability to float, students place coins in
the boat to observe how many it took to sink the boat. The experiment was
designed to teach students the concept of buoyancy.
penny experiment, students to use a water dropper to determine how many water
drops they could fit on a single penny. The experiment was used to teach the
concept of surface tension.
volunteers also promoted water safety and explained the district’s role in the
region. More than 1000 students attended the event.
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