Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sign in | Create Account

Friday After Thanksgiving Chain Reaction 2008

In 2008, over 1,300 people came, participated and watched as artist and renowned chain reaction creator Arthur Ganson led the 11th Annual Friday After Thanksgiving Chain Reaction. Teams from all over the country bring a link, which is then connected to the next link and becomes one giant contraption, set off at the magic moment by Ganson. Engineering principles, laws about motion and energy and all kinds of other science - including the natural world - pop up during the Friday After Thanksgiving Event at the MIT Museum, held in Rockwell Cage Gymnasium.

Comments (3)

Nicely done and quite inspiring for our youth.

Posted almost 6 years by Anonymous

Very cool! I build bridges,tunnels,dams,freeways, skyscrapers, infrastructure etc… and it is critical that our young ones see the physical world with their own eyes, how things interact, intended and unintended consequence. When I was a little boy in the 1960’s Bell Labs came to our grade school evry year and demonstrated scientific principles to an audience of children to get them interested in the sciences, it worked. Keep up the good work, there is much to do!!

Roddog
Ironworkers Local 416
Los Angeles
We Build America
Doing the work Republicans won’t do!!

Posted almost 6 years by Anonymous

test

Posted 4 years by Anonymous 00:08:41

You need to log in, in order to post comments. If you don’t have an account yet, sign up now!

MIT Museum

MIT Museum

Category: Education | Updated 30 days ago

Created
January 02, 2009 17:57
Category
License
All Rights Reserved (What is this?)
Additional Files


Viewed
9980 times

More from MIT Museum

16th Annual F.A.T. Chain Reaction - Team Interviews

16th Annual F.A.T. Chain Reaction -...

Added 9 months ago | 01:15:47 | 884 views

Dust Serenade

Dust Serenade

Added 4 years ago | 00:04:23 | 11308 views

Lunch with a Luminary : John Ochsendorf

Lunch with a Luminary : John Ochsen...

Added over 5 years ago | 01:02:00 | 21257 views

Social Physics: Beyond Economics and Org Charts

Social Physics: Beyond Economics an...

Added 8 months ago | 01:30:55 | 1089 views

Lunch with a Luminary: Linda Griffith

Lunch with a Luminary: Linda Griffith

Added over 3 years ago | 00:57:41 | 4214 views

Lunch with a Luminary: John Harbison

Lunch with a Luminary: John Harbison

Added over 3 years ago | 01:01:00 | 4906 views