Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein is a modern myth: a 200-year-old science fiction story with amazing resonance in our technological age. Frankenstein200 is designed to foster interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), develop 21st century skills with digital tools, and increase understanding, ability, and feelings of efficacy around science-in-society issues.
On Jan. 20, visit the Michigan Science Center from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. to participate in these hands-on, interactive activities:
Automata: make an automaton, a moving mechanical device that imitates the movement of a human, animal, or other living thing
Battery Stack: make a voltaic pile, the first kind of battery
Dough Creature: make a creature out of conductive dough and use it to create an electrical circuit
Frankentoy: make a “creature” by mixing and matching different parts of toys
Monster Mask: make a mask with a special feature – an LED bulb that lights up
Scribble Bots: make a toy bot with a surprising ability – it scribbles on a sheet of paper
Spark of Life: create a battery from two kinds of metal
Frankenstein200 was created by Arizona State University under a grant from the National Science Foundation and made possible by the contributions of 51 museum partners across the nation.
Michigan Science Center, 5020 John R St, Detroit 48202, 313-577-8400, Mi-Sci.org