We use all sorts of technologies in our homes every day, sometimes without even realizing it! With this lab unit, you'll look more closely at some of the fascinating technology all around us.
Activities for this unit include:
Weave your own section of the OMSI tapestry, and learn how fabric is made!
Put your architecture skills to the test as you build a model shelter. What materials are best for your needs?
Explore the fascinating history of fasteners. Tie a tie and a shoe, investigate other types of clothing fasteners, and even check out Velcro under the microscope!
See how microwaves work, and learn the facts about microwave safety.
Play with a real espresso machine, and explore the history of coffee.
- Visible Refrigerator:
See inside a refrigerator and learn how it works.
Explore household technology online.