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Science Saturday – “Black History Month: Scientists and Inventors”

Date:Saturday, February 27, 2016


Location: Fairmount Water Works (link to venue website)640 Water Works Drive Philadelphia, PA 19130

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Drop in every Saturday between 2-4 pm, and together, we’ll explore different aspects of our environment during fun and interactive sessions in our water lab.

Many African American doctors, scientists and inventors have made important contributions over the course of American history and we will introduce you to many of them.  Lonnie Johnson is an engineer who ended up inventing the Super Soaker water toy when he was trying to create a heat pump! We will investigate the physics of pumps and water pressure while learning more about the machinery at the Water Works as well as the workings of the Super Soaker. And we’ll show you how you can build your own inexpensive version at home.

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