Kids use Legos to learn lessons in engineering

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind., (WTWO/WAWV)– Terre Haute Children’s Museum hosted their biweekly learning lab series to get kids interested in STEM.

Kids used Legos, a popular building block toy, to explore the engineering process and critical thinking.

Holly Hudson, the Program Manager for School Aged Children at the museum, said the program’s purpose is to keep kids engaged with STEM and careers in STEM.

“We’ve certainly tried to look at what’s catching the attention of young kids at this age and incorporate that science, technology, engineering, and math into that to try to bring that to them.” said Hudson.

Those that participated examined how buildings react during an earthquake using a shake test.

They also constructed toy cars using balloons to understand how friction works.

The museum’s learning lab series will continue through the month of March on every other Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon.

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