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Raytheon celebrates National Engineers Week with “Science Thrills Live” shows at Epcot

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No matter what your kids tell you, science can be fun, and one of Epcot’s corporate sponsors, Raytheon, is offering theme-park guests the opportunity to discover this for themselves during special events planned for National Engineers Week, which is Feb. 17 to 21. Raytheon, an aerospace and defense contractor that employs state-of-the-art electronics and communications … Continue reading "Raytheon celebrates National Engineers Week with “Science Thrills Live” shows at Epcot"
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Raytheon to launch “The Sum of All Thrills” at Epcot in 2009

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WALTHAM, Mass., Feb. 9, 2009 – Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) plans to unveil an interactive, math-based experience called “The Sum of All Thrills” at INNOVENTIONS at Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The exhibit, set to open fall 2009, will engage children through a fun and educational experience that … Continue reading "Raytheon to launch “The Sum of All Thrills” at Epcot in 2009"
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Innoventions Epcot

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INTRODUCTION In the past, Innoventions featured exhibits with cutting edge technology and lots of hands-on interactivity. The exhibits changed regularly, and most were designed to appeal to guests in a wide range of ages. Recently, however, a number of exhibits have closed, and Innoventions seems to be undergoing some changes. Stay tuned to see what … Continue reading "Innoventions Epcot"
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Orlando Science Center’s Otronicon features hands-on exhibit from Walt Disney World

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Video gamers can get a look behind the screen, if you will, this weekend at the Orlando Science Center’s Otronicon, a four-day event dedicated to technology and digital media. As one of the exhibitors, Walt Disney World will give visitors a glimpse into how technology is used at its theme parks and how attractions are … Continue reading "Orlando Science Center’s Otronicon features hands-on exhibit from Walt Disney World"
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Biochemist and pageant winner Dr. Erika talks about getting kids excited about science

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No matter what your kids tell you, science can be fun, and one of Epcot's corporate sponsors, Raytheon, is offering theme-park guests the opportunity to discover this for themselves during special events planned for National Engineers Week, which is Feb. 17 to 21. Raytheon, an aerospace and defense contractor that employs state-of-the-art electronics and communications systems for government and commercial projects, sponsors Sum of All Thrills in the theme park. This attraction allows guests to digitally design their own roller coasters and then experience a simulated ride in them. But during National Engineers Week, the company also will conduct an interactive stage show called "Science Thrills Live" to demonstrate to Walt Disney World guests the exciting ways that science can be applied to objects in our everyday lives. Guests will learn about nucleation-triggered eruptions, thermoplastic recycling, and the conservation of angular momentum by watching soda explode and milk jugs melt and participating in a giant tug of war. The experiments will be conducted by actual scientists, and the show features Erika Ebbel, the host of "The Dr. Erika Show," and the founder of Science from Scientists.
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New IBM THINK exhibition at Epcot is difficult for young kids to understand or appreciate

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IBM put a lot of thought into creating its new THINK exhibition in Innoventions West at Epcot. Unfortunately, the company thought more about presenting information than it did about entertaining young guests. On approach, THINK is inviting with all the colorful digital screens and even a theater in the round. But I have to agree … Continue reading "New IBM THINK exhibition at Epcot is difficult for young kids to understand or appreciate"
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Kids can learn about physics behind roller coasters this week at Epcot

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To celebrate National Engineers Week, one of the sponsors at Epcot is offering short and entertaining demonstrations that teach kids the physics behind roller coasters. Though National Engineers Week has a focus of calling attention to the importance of math, science and technical skills, the goal of these sessions is to show that math and science can be a lot of fun. This week, the company is taking a more basic approach to illustrating physics for Epcot's guests. In Raytheon's 15-minute Coaster Crafters sessions, teams of children use plastic hoses and marbles to learn some of the principles behind designing such a thrill ride.
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Top middle school students compete in MATHCOUNTS competition at Walt Disney World

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The nation’s top 224 middle school students who have excelled at math are competing in the MATHCOUNTS National Competition at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort this weekend. These students have earned their spots after winning school, local and state competitions. Now, they are vying for the titles of 2012 National Champion and … Continue reading "Top middle school students compete in MATHCOUNTS competition at Walt Disney World"
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