The Works Museum Takes Hands-On Approach To Science

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BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (WCCO) — It often helps to better understand a subject or concept. A museum in Bloomington is focused on teaching kids about engineering through some very fun activities.

When kids talk about what they want to be when they grow up, you typically don’t hear them say an engineer. One museum in Bloomington is introducing youngsters to that profession through fun hands-on learning activities.

The Works Museum in Bloomington allows kids to do just that. It’s called the Sensor Exhibit, and it’s all about visual, hands-on learning. It’s an exhibit that displays how sensors work to activate things in our daily lives. That includes everything from an electronic door at the grocery store to mall security sensors.

The project started as an exhibit about robotics, but the emphasis shifted when it was discovered that they’re largely based on sensors. There’s a maze at the facility, and while kids may not realize it right away, they’re learning how the science of sensors work while they’re having fun with the hands-on activities.

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