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Museum L-A Educator Joan Beal shows youngsters how the water wheels they made can do work.

Museum L-A is offering three ""Science Saturdays"" in October - fun and educational programs for children from ages 9 through 13. In these hands-on sessions, led by Museum Educator Joan Beal, participants will experiment with water wheels, magnets, and will construct a mini-generator. The $25 fee covers the cost of all three Saturdays - Oct. 15, 22, and 29 - all taking place at Museum L-A, 35 Canal Street, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Advance registration and a $5 deposit is required.

Schedule and program:

  • Oct. 15: Finding the connections between magnetism and electrical currents;
  • Oct. 22: Constructing model water wheels and experimenting with using the energy of moving water to move and lift small objects;
  • Oct. 29: Constructing water wheels and mini-turbines with magnets and wire to produce electricity in a demonstration of hydropower.

For more information or to register contact Beal at 207-333-3881 or