No matter what your kids tell you, science can be fun, and one of Epcot&amp;amp;amp;#039;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 &amp;amp;amp;quot;Science Thrills Live&amp;amp;amp;quot; 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 &amp;amp;amp;quot;The Dr. Erika Show,&amp;amp;amp;quot; and the founder of Science from Scientists.