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The Invention Hunters - Korwin Briggs - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2019 - 10:00am</span>

The Invention Hunters

10/19/2019 - 10:00am

Discovery Building - DeLuca Forum

Learn about machines the fun way! The Magic School Bus meets The Way Things Work in this kid-friendly guide to understanding the basics of simple machines, perfect for budding engineers. The Invention Hunters travel the globe in their flying museum collecting the world’s greatest inventions! Today they’ve landed in a construction zone. These silly scientists think they’ve stumbled on incredible specimens of everything you’d never find at a building site, from roller skates and pogo sticks to swords and race cars. But what they really discover–with a kid as their guide–is how simple machines like pulleys, cranks, and levers are used to engineer tools ranging from jackhammers to dump trucks…and even toilets! Using simple explanations and diagrams and a heaping helping of humor, the Invention Hunters make the perfect companions for curious kids who are ready to learn about science, physics, engineering, history, and more.  

 

 

Presented in partnership with the Wisconsin Science Festival.

Korwin Briggs

About Presenter Korwin Briggs

 

Korwin Briggs is a writer and illustrator who makes books, comics, and infographics about history and science. He’s also the author and illustrator of Gods and Heroes: Mythology Around the World and a webcomic, Veritable Hokum. He lives in Queens, New York

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