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Engineering Day at the Discovery Science Center

One of the best things about the Discovery Science Center is the variety. They put forth an excellent effort of keeping things fresh with exhibits and events. We went to Engineering Day last Saturday, the final day of celebrating the 20th Anniversary of National Engineers Week, Engineers Make a World of Difference: Celebrate Volunteerism.

The results of engineering are all around us! Hands-on activities included:

* Building Bridges and Arches
* Make a DAS Boat
* Design and Test your own Parachute

How do you make learning about groundwater fun? I really have no idea, but they did it! Shivaji Deshmukh, of PE, Groundwater Replenishment System gave presentations covering what’s actually in our water and how it’s filtered for use. Local engineer volunteers from FSEA, Raytheon, Boeing, Society of Women Engineers, Students without Borders, and Society of Automotive Engineers were on hand for questions and demonstrations. Kids could compete in a bridge building demonstration, see a working water filtration system, and even see 10-foot cannon!

The Discovery Science Center is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm Monday through Saturday and 11 am to 5 pm on Sundays. They are located at 2500 North Main St. in Santa Ana. Admission prices are $12.95 for adults and $9.95 for kids 3-10. Children 2 and under are free.

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