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Microsoft Stores to offer free STEM workshops at 2 Long Island malls

The Hot Wheels Speedometry workshop teaches fundamentals of

The Hot Wheels Speedometry workshop teaches fundamentals of energy, force and motion. Photo Credit: Microsoft

Long Island Microsoft Stores in Garden City and Huntington Station are introducing a new, free STEM workshop called Hot Wheels Speedometry on Sept. 9 that will repeat each Saturday through the end of the month. The in-store experience is open to teachers, students and parents.

The 30-minute workshop uses everyday objects to teach the fundamentals of energy, force and motion. Hot Wheels Speedometry exposes kids to STEM-related concepts such as using modifying their track with cardboard to measure time, speed and collision forces.

The workshops take place noon-1 p.m. and 2-3 p.m. at the store at the Walt Whitman Shops at 160 Walt Whitman Rd., Huntington Station, and 10-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. at Roosevelt Field mall, 630 Old Country Rd., Garden City. Participants can stop in any time during those time periods to complete the workshop.

Register online at Microsoft.com or just drop in. For more information, call 631-760-2340 for Huntington Station or 516-368-0600 for Garden City.

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