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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.

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Nicely done and quite inspiring for our youth.

Posted over 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 over 6 years by Anonymous

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