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Everyday science featured in Montshire exhibit

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The Montshire Museum of Science has opened a new exhibit called -- How People Make Things.

The exhibit is based on Mister Rogers and his factory tours showing kids how common things are made.  It's split into three sections -- cutting, molding, and assembling.

Museum officials selected the national exhibit because they say it revolves around hands-on learning. Participants can mold pourable wax, cut shapes with a presser and even assemble a car.  The concept behind the exhibit is to teach how people, ideas and technology transform raw materials into finished products.

"Sometimes with science a lot of it is based on the natural science or the physical sciences. This is an exhibit that looks at how people use science to make things. It looks much more at the engineering, much more at the building and the problem solving and that idea that even if you are working in a factory, even if you are making anything, you are using science to do that," said the Montshire's Rebecca Haynes.

The exhibit will be on display until June.

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