For Week 1 of my A STEM Summer plans, my kids and I went to Ballard to visit the Hiram M. Crittenden Locks. This was a great chance to see engineering in action. We got to see boaters go through the locks and salmon swim up the fish ladder.
Our trip to the Ballard Locks was also a chance for Bruce(7) to learn about technology. He took a bunch of pictures with our digital camera, and then a few days later I helped him create a 2 minute movie using Windows Live Movie Maker. You can tell which pictures Bruce took, because they have the railing going across them, or else are shot from the ground looking up at the signs!
If your family gets the chance to visit the locks, see if you can plan to go during summer when the salmon are making their way through the fish ladder. It’s pretty cool!