TouchTomorrow

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

Rain or Shine!
Free and open
to the public.

Shaw’s Deck

Shaw’s Deck is located at the end of the concourse near 3rd base. 

Get ready to get your hands dirty!

 

 


DNA Model
Exhibit Type: Hands-on Exhibit
Ages: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Location: Shaw’s Deck
Presented by: Pre-Collegiate Outreach Programs; WPI Engineering Ambassadors
Discipline(s): Biology

Learn how to construct an edible DNA model.


Estimation Station
Exhibit Type: Hands-on Exhibit
Ages: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Location: Shaw’s Deck
Presented by: Pre-Collegiate Outreach Programs; WPI Engineering Ambassadors
Discipline(s): Mathematics

Take a look and estimate the number in each jar. Compare you answers with another friend or family member. Who will have the highest number of correct answers?


Forensic Chromatography
Exhibit Type: Hands-on Exhibit
Ages: Middle School (6-8)
Location: Shaw’s Deck
Presented by: Pre-Collegiate Outreach Programs; WPI Engineering Ambassadors
Discipline(s): Chemistry

At the crime scene earlier today, we found a note written by the perpetrator. Using the ink from this note we can use a process called paper chromatography to determine what type of marker was used to write the note. Come help us become forensic scientists for the day and narrow the list of suspects.


Geometry
Exhibit Type: Hands-on Exhibit
Ages: Elementary School (K-5)
Location: Shaw’s Deck
Presented by: Pre-Collegiate Outreach Programs; WPI Engineering Ambassadors
Discipline(s): Other

Geometric shapes are everywhere around us, from buildings to rockets and even in our own body. Are you able to build your own geometric shapes using only Velcro and craft sticks?


Kaleidoscopes
Exhibit Type: Hands-on Exhibit
Ages: Elementary School (K-5)
Location: Shaw’s Deck
Presented by: Pre-Collegiate Outreach Programs; WPI Engineering Ambassadors
Discipline(s): Other

Build a kaleidoscope and explore how light waves can change the image being viewed.


Life Cycle of a Star
Exhibit Type: Hands-on Exhibit
Ages: All Ages
Location: Shaw’s Deck
Presented by: Pre-Collegiate Outreach Programs; WPI Engineering Ambassadors
Discipline(s): Space

Model the life cycle of a massive star using beads on the end of a bookmark to represent a star’s development. Take your bookmark home and use it when you read more about the stars and the planets.


Skittles Math
Exhibit Type: Hands-on Exhibit
Ages: Elementary School (K-5), Middle School (6-8)
Location: Shaw’s Deck
Presented by: Pre-Collegiate Outreach Programs; WPI Engineering Ambassadors
Discipline(s): Mathematics

Bring some color into your math activities by working through some fun math problems using Skittles as a tool. The Skittles are yours to eat after the activity.


Slime
Exhibit Type: Hands-on Exhibit
Ages: All Ages
Location: Shaw’s Deck
Presented by: Pre-Collegiate Outreach Programs; WPI Engineering Ambassadors
Discipline(s): Chemistry

Everyone loves playing with the gooey concoction that is slime, but did you know that it is actually not a liquid or a solid but a non-Newtonian fluid?