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Summer Exhibition: Roll, Drop, Bounce
Explore the science of motion at the Sciencenter's summer exhibition, Roll, Drop, Bounce which features twelve colorful, interactive exhibits designed to engage young scientists and their families in the fun side of physics.
This active learning laboratory offers rolling wheels, dropping objects, bouncing balls, and things on-the-move. In a hands-on way, guests will explore kinetic energy, momentum, Newton’s Law of Motion and other physics principles.
Guests of all ages will think, experiment, and play as they investigate catapults, balancing acts, balls racing on ramps, and more. Experiment with kinetic energy (the energy of motion) to make the ball loop-the-loop. Design and engineer a mini-car, then race it down a ramp to discover which features make it roll the farthest. Test the cause and effect of friction with a puck on an air-levitation table, then experiment with angle to ricochet the puck into the goal. Build the coolest ball roller coaster with funnels, chutes, and tubes.
Roll, Drop, Bounce is sponsored in part by:
Nano: The Mini-Exhibition
What happens when things get smaller? Imagine and discover the nanoscale world—a world so tiny it's too small to see. Build a giant model of a tiny structure called a carbon nanotube. Compare the relative effects of static electricity and gravity on different size beads. Play with magnets to explore how material behaves differently at different sizes. Look at examples of nano found all around you—in nature, technology, and your own home. Explore Nano at the Sciencenter.
Discover a world you can't see and learn about real applications of nanotechnology through a collection of interactive exhibits. Consider the societal and ethical implications of advances in this emerging field. Explore Nano at the Sciencenter.
Explore our interactive exhibits, and use the "Exhibits" dropdown menu on the left to explore the various exhibit spaces, including a Curiosity Corner for kids ages four and under, Emerson Science Park, Discovery Space and Wall of Inspiration honoring more than 100 scientists and inventors.