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Explore simple machines with Walking Mountains

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Walking Mountains Science Center is hosting a workshop for children in third through fifth grades (guardians are required to attend) on Oct. 7 focused on exploring simple machines. Participants will experiment with levers, wheel and axles, pulleys, inclined planes and more.

What does a pulley, a lever, a wedge and a screw have to do with everyday life? These are a few simple machines that make tasks at home and work easier to accomplish.

Simple machines are the basis of all machines, even very complex ones, which allow us to push or pull materials over great distances.

Join Walking Mountains Science Center on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 2 to 4 p.m. where third- through fifth-graders will learn how these simple machines work, how they're built and then build a machine of their own. (This is not a drop-off program — guardians are required to attend.)

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Using the six classical examples of simple machines, participants will experiment with levers, wheel and axles, pulleys, inclined planes, wedges and screws to accomplish challenges and discover the building blocks of more complex machines.

If you go …

What: Exploring Simple Machines.

Where: Walking Mountains Science Center, Avon.

When: Saturday, Oct. 7, 2-4 p.m.

Cost: $10.

More information: This is not a drop-off program; guardian participation is required. Registration is required. Visit http://www.WalkingMountains.org.

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