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Technology: Inventions and Innovations of the Past and Present

  • B-10
  • Length of course: 2 hours
  • Educational Activities
Meeting Facilities
Explore the technology and inventions of the past. Students will see demonstrations and have hands-on experience using early technology. See how these technologies made life easier for our ancestors. Students will also work in teams on a design and engineering challenge. Teacher selects two past technologies for demonstration and one engineering and design activity.

TECHNOLOGY OF THE PAST (choose two of the following traditional activities)

Spinning Wool, Blacksmithing, Churning Butter, Using Farm Tools and Equipment

ENGINEERING AND DESIGN (choose one of the following traditional activities)
Egg-o-nauts: use the materials provided to build a containment system to protect your egg as it is dropped from a height.
Marshmallow Bridges: think like a real civil engineer. Use your imagination to build a bridge with ease. Test your design and see who has the strongest bridge built.
Hours of Operation
Hours of Operation
  • Closed: Mondays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.
  • Hours: Summer Hours (Apr - Oct): Tue - Sat: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sun 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM Winter Hours (Nov - Mar): Tue - Sat: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Sun: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Open: President's Day, 4th of July, Labor Day and Memorial Day. Office Hours: Mon - Fri: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Total Sq. Ft. 10593
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1230
  • Width: 41
  • Height: 30
  • Theater Capacity: 100
  • Classroom Capacity: 36
  • Reception Capacity: 100
Burritt Mansion
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1363
  • Width: 29
  • Length: 47
  • Theater Capacity: 150
  • Classroom Capacity: 45
  • Banquet Capacity: 96
  • Reception Capacity: 150
Baron Bluff Building
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 8000
  • Theater Capacity: 300
  • Banquet Capacity: 250