Cal Poly Pomona brought more than a dozen hands-on learning activities to the STEA2M Fair at Fairplex in Pomona.
The activities showed children the fun aspects of science, technology, engineering, arts, agriculture and music.
More than 30,000 people in the region attended the fair on March 15 and 16.
Some of CPP’s interactive exhibits and activities:
- Human powered machine. Kids saw the mechanics of a 48 foot-long, 23-foot high dragon named Strawberry. Similar mechanics are used on the Cal Poly Universities’ Rose Float.
- A banana piano built by SheCodes. When the bananas are touched they send a sound file to the speakers
- Raspberry Pi robots and coding with the Femineers
- Making and decorating natural elements for Rose Parade floats
- 3D printing
- Working on metal casting
- Preserved insects
- Building a rocket using an eraser and rubber band