The active learning exhibition, “Roll, Drop, Bounce: The Science of Motion,” will introduce kinetic and hands-on experiences to ball-tossing, wheel-spinning visitors of all ages. The 1,500 square foot exhibit will open on February 1, 2014, and the 11 interactive stations will invite visitors to explore physics and the science of motion at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History in Albuquerque.
“Roll, Drop, Bounce” demonstrates physics principles such as momentum, velocity, elasticity and acceleration in a fun and kid-friendly environment. Visitors are invited to engage in a variety of experiences that encourage creative tinkering including catapults, Newton’s cradle, moving on air currents, designing and building cars and more.
“This exhibit presents the basics of physics on a level that everyone will be able to enjoy,” said Jim Walther, Director of the Museum. “Everyone from kids to teachers will appreciate this experiential exhibit, as well as the unique opportunity it provides for open-ended exploration and concrete understanding.”
Sponsors for this special exhibit include Albert I. Pierce Foundation, Lockheed Martin/Sandia National Laboratories, Michael A. Emerson & Kathryn Naassan and PNM Resources Foundation. Roll, Drop, Bounce will be on display at the Museum through April 27, 2014.
“Discover STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematic) Day,” an annual family event at the Museum, will take place on Saturday, February 8, 2014, from 10 am to 3 pm; it will provide even further understanding of the world of physics and the science of motion. Admission to both “Roll, Drop, Bounce” and “Discover STEM Day” is included in the price of admission to the Museum.
Groups of 10 or more can reserve a tour for both “Roll, Drop, Bounce” and “Discover STEM Day”. These should be booked in advance by calling the Museum at 505-245-2137, extension 103; groups can visit for $5 per person.
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