Coke and Mentos show
Yes, this is "those guys" who put up all the videos on YouTube. And it is that impressive. They even explained the science of how it works before the show.
Making bouncy balls
The kids got to make their own bouncy balls. I was all nostalgic when the instructor started explaining how the polymers (the crystals that they were pouring into the ball molds) would get excited when dropped into water and stick together. You see -- my grandmother used to have the same kinds of conversations with me!
You think I kid... but I don't. Nerdiness runs deep in my family.
My brothers and cousins are probably laughing right now because they remember my grandmother adamantly explaining to us that "plastic" was a misnomer, and "polymer" was the correct term.
Life size mouse trap
Some guy spend ten years putting this together!
Detroit represents in the races!
|The best... and slowest.. vehicle by far. It had an awesome sound system, though. Area code 313 representing!|
|I3 Detroit was one of the top racers.|
|This was one of the coolest inventions we saw. My husband and son controlled this robot after hubby downloaded an Android app onto his phone.|
|How would you feel if you were passed by a cupcake?|
|Yes, the Time Machine!|