Make Science Come Alive!
Have you ever wondered: How does that work? Why did it do that? What would happen if I changed it? These are the questions asked by scientists as they explore the world around us. Here’s your chance to meet your inner scientist as you explore electricity and magnetism; light and optics; motion and mechanics; sound and resonance; and more.
Bridge of Fire
Climb onto the Bridge of Fire and see your hair stand on end!
Use your fingertips to make light dance under a plasma ball.
The closer magnets are to each other, the the stronger the force between them! Can you manipulate the magnets and predict where the pendulum will go?
No matter how many times you try, the balls will alwyas settle to the bottom in a hexagonal pattern. Why is this?
Elliptical Pool Table
Can you figure out why the ball almost always rolls to the same place? Hint - it has something to do with the shape of the table!
This pendulum has smaller pendulums attached to its arm. Each pendulum affects the motion of the others. The resulting motion is appears unpredictable - and it is!