February 1 – March 1 “Registration Open for East Tennessee Model Bridge Building Contest” on March 9 for students in Middle School (Grades 7-9) and High School (Grades 9 – 12). The Model Bridge Building Contest rules and specifications are at www.amse.org Sponsors of the East Tennessee Model Bridge Building Contest includes the American Museum of Science and Energy, the American Association of Civil Engineers, the American Association of Mechanical Engineers, the Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers and the AMSE Foundation.
February 1 – May 12 “ZOOM INTO NANO” traveling exhibition offers a hands-on, interactive experience on how scientists study and make things that are too small to see. Nanoscale science and engineering is the process through which materials are manipulated on the molecular scale to generate very, very small structures and devices. AMSE Second Level.
February 1 – July 28 “JAPAN 1945: IMAGES BY U.S. MARINE PHOTOGRAPHER JOE O’DONNELL” is a traveling exhibition organized by the Tennessee State Museum that showcases 22 of the most compelling images to document the aftermath of U.S. bombing raids on the Japanese cities struck by the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Artifacts and explanatory panels complete the exhibition. AMSE Lobby.
February 8 ” Homeschool Friday Program ” is “Robots” for Grades K-2 at 10:30 am for one hour with cost of $7 non-members and $5 for AMSE members. Grades 3 – 6 at 12:30 pm for two hours with cost of $12 non-members and $9 AMSE members. Robots are used in industry, the military, space exploration and other areas that students will learn about as they operate some simple robots. In the two-hour class, the students will use their imagination to make their own “pretend” robots out of household items. Registration deadline for the Robots program at AMSE is February 1. For more info go to www.amse.org or pick-up flyer at AMSE.
February 22 “Homeschool Friday Program” is “My Body and Me” for Grades K-2 at 10:30 am for one hour with cost of $7 non-members and $5 for AMSE members. Grades 3-6 at 12:30 pm for two hours with cost of $12 non-members and $9 for AMSE members. Students will learn about the different body systems and how to take care of them. Hands-on activities include X-ray photos, listening to body sounds using a stethoscope and an anatomy puzzle. Registration deadline for this My Body and Me program at AMSE is February 15. For more info go to www.amse.org or pick-up flyer at AMSE.
PLEASE NOTE: The American Museum of Science and Energy, located at 300 South Tulane Avenue in Oak Ridge, is open Monday – Saturday from 9 am – 5 pm and Sunday 1 – 5 pm. AMSE admission is Adults $5, Seniors (65+) $4, Students (6 – 17) $3 and children (5 and under) no charge. AMSE members are free. Group rates are available for 20 or more with advance reservations. AMSE memberships, good for 12 months from purchase, are Family $40, Grandparents $35, Individuals $25, and Family & Friends $75. AMSE members get unlimited AMSE visits and free admission to 250 museums that participate in the Association of Science Technology Centers (ASTC) Passport Program. AMSE members receive discounts on Discovery Shop merchandise, discounts on classes, workshops, programs and birthday parties. For more information on AMSE memberships, exhibits, programs and events, click on www.amse.org. To schedule a group visit, call AMSE at (865) 576-3200.
Contact: Lissa Clarke
Public Information Officer
American Museum of Science and Energy
Tel. (865) 576-3218
January 24, 2013