The power of play was fully demonstrated when kids were expected to be using science for pushcart races along with creativity.

Using Science for Pushcart RacesThe Children’s Discovery Museum in Normal Illinois hosted a pushcart race just south of the museum in a parking lot. The track was marked with hay bales, traffic cones, and flags.

56 children between the ages of 8 to 13 formed eight teams to design and build the frames made of cardboard and attached to wooden carts. The event was intended to increase interest in STEM subjects, science, technology, engineering and math.

“Hopefully it also teaches philanthropy to the next generation because funds raised from registration go back to the museum,” said Teresa Decker, development coordinator for the museum.

“The purpose of the event is to further our mission: to inspire the love of learning through the power of play. We’re doing that today with the derby workshop and road race,” added Decker.

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