TouchTomorrow

April 2, 2022 at Polar Park
hosted by Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Rain or Shine!
Free and open
to the public.

Plymouth Street

Plymouth Street is located at the end of the concourse next to left field and offers fun for everyone!

 

 


Geodesic Domes
Exhibit Type: Hands-on Exhibit
Ages: All Ages
Location: Plymouth Street
Presented by: Pre-Collegiate Outreach Programs; WPI Engineering Ambassadors
Discipline(s): Engineering

Create a stable structure out of newspaper and Wiffle balls. Make sure your structure isn’t wiggly and won’t fall down. How large a dome can you create?


Helicopters
Exhibit Type: Hands-on Exhibit
Ages: All Ages
Location: Plymouth Street
Presented by: Pre-Collegiate Outreach Programs; WPI Engineering Ambassadors
Discipline(s): Aerospace, Engineering

Design a helicopter and use difference payload to see how it flies. Can you make it fly slower or faster? How does it land? This activity will help you understand the aerospace engineering principles in helicopter design.


Launch It!
Ages:  All Ages
Location:  Plymouth Street
Presented by:  EcoTarium
Discipline(s):  Aerospace Engineering, Engineering, Physics

Embrace your inner aerospace engineer as you plan and build a rocket with simple materials, and then launch it under your own power. Use the engineering design process to re-design and re-test!


Flying Car – The Pumpkin Carriage
Exhibit Type: Demonstration
Ages: All Ages
Location: Plymouth Street
Presented by: Jeremy Trilling, WPI ’22; Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Discipline(s): 3D Printing, Aerospace, Engineering, Physics, Robots, Science, STEM, Sustainability, Technology

This single-seat vehicle combines driving on the ground with flying in the sky! Powered entirely with rechargeable batteries, the “Pumpkin Carriage” demonstrates a fun and sustainable alternative for personal transportation.


Tool Bus
Exhibit Type: Demonstration
Ages: All Ages
Location: Plymouth Street
Presented by: Jeremy Trilling, WPI ’22; Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Discipline(s): 3D Printing, Aerospace, Computer Science, Educator Workshops, Engineering, Music, Physics, Robots, Science, STEM, Sustainability, Technology

The “Tool Bus” contains the workspace, machines, and tools to enable total creative freedom! Powered by a solar energy and battery system, the “Tool Bus” is able to operate completely off-grid further enhancing it’s teaching and prototyping capabilities.


Chemical Reactions in Our Daily Lives
Ages:  Elementary and Middle School (K-8)
Location:  Plymouth Street
Presented by:  ScienceLIVE at UMass Chen Medical School
Discipline(s):  Biology, Chemistry, Science

Combination of hands-on activities (lemons, food coloring, and baking soda) with observation of other phenomena (i.e. cell respiration by observing yeast + sugar vs yeast + stevia). Everything will be safe to dispose in the trash and use without gloves. We will also have a cardboard head-cutout of our Emma RNA for students to take pictures with, as well as copies of our educational coloring book and stickers.