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Ion Family STEAM Day: Let’s Build a Sail Car!

Category: Academic Network, Community & Engagement, Community Event

Free

WHEN

Saturday

June 15, 2024
10:00 am - 12:30 pm CDT

WHERE

4201 Main St.
Houston, TX 77002

what

Join us for a hands-on learning experience about cars—a stunning blend of engineering brilliance and aesthetic design. These vehicles are not just about modern innovation but the culmination of millennia of evolving ideas. From ancient inventions like the wheel and axle to modern marvels like cameras and computer processors, cars embody the spirit of continuous improvement.

Inventors can enhance existing concepts by crafting new designs or merging seemingly unrelated ideas to forge something extraordinary. In the STEAM on Demand platform, students will dive into the role of designers in the Engineering Design Process (EDP) and put this knowledge to use by designing and testing their very own sail car!

This event will be tailored for 9-14-year-olds and their families for a fun STEAM experience! We look forward to building and learning with you!

SCHEDULE

10:00 am - Introduction and Registration
10:10 am -  Workshop begins *If you do not arrive when the workshop begins you will not be guaranteed supplies or instruction. 
11:10 am - Lunch
12:00 pm - Event ends

PARKING

Ion District Parking Garage

Enter 4111 Fannin Street into your GPS for directions directly to this parking garage, located a block from the Ion. Parking in the Ion District Garage is free for the first two hours.

Red Parking Lot

Enter 4203 Fannin Street into your GPS for directions directly to the red parking lot, located across the street from the Ion. This lot is for overflow guest parking and tenant parking and is free for the first three hours.

For more information and access to pay online for parking in the red lot, click here.

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