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Maryland Science Center Power Up! Exhibit Grand Opening
In March, The Maryland Science Center and Constellation celebrated the opening of the center's newest permanent exhibit, Power Up!. The $1.8 million exhibit, sponsored by Constellation and parent company Exelon, gives visitors an interactive look at the science of electricity.
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Take a Field Trip to the Science Park | Simple Machines Field Trip | KidVision Pre-K
Miss Penny and the KidVision Kids went to the Museum of Discovery and Science’s Science Park to learn about simple machines. We investigate pulleys, wheels & axles, levers and incline planes. Come play and learn with us! Connect with us ----------------------------- Follow us on Instagram https://bit.ly/38W1Ltg Follow us on Facebook https://bit.ly/2IZxzlR FREE educational resources ------------------------------------------------- Learn and play on the FREE KidVision APP today! https://apple.co/34AYrBi FREE educational and engaging activities visit https://www.kidvisionprek.org/. Digitally connect, collaborate, and engage with KidVision Pre-K Teachers! https://bit.ly/2I7sms4.
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Tennis Ball Launcher in the Galvin Physics Forest at Kidspace | CW Shaw Inc
The Tennis Ball Launcher is a simple exhibit with tremendous “wow” factor. The visitor pulls the rope, raising a bowling ball 1 meter. When released, the falling ball compresses the air below, and propels a tennis ball up to over ten meters into the air. This seemingly simple demonstration provides many examples of the laws of physics. The basic pneumatic principle of the exhibit can be grasped by school age visitors, but the subtleties of the actual mechanisms involved have sparked impromptu arguments among degreed academics. A set of rings and target can be included to give a visual reference and a satisfying thud. +1.727.528.0333 | www.cwshaw.org | firstname.lastname@example.org
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Gyro Briefcase at Discovery Place Charlotte | CW Shaw Inc
Visitors push the “Start” button causing the briefcase’s flywheel to accelerate to high rate of rpm. Once the flywheel is up to speed, the “Ready” light glows; prompting the visitor to withdraw the briefcase from its charging base. When the visitor pulls the briefcase out, they begin their first hand visceral experience with gyroscopic precession. The briefcase tilts and turns in resistance to the visitor’s motions. This exhibit facilitates a fun, hands-on approach to the scientific principles of inertia and momentum. +1.727.528.0333 | www.cwshaw.org | email@example.com
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Museum of Discovery and Science, Science Park | CW Shaw Inc
"The new Science Park exhibition at the Museum of Discovery and Science builds on the outstanding success of this well-known learning institution and further enhances the Museum’s capacity to provide experiential pathways to lifelong learning in science for children and adults through exhibits, programs and films. This dynamic outdoor expansion of the Museum’s hands-on learning experiences is a family-based zone of discovery. The exhibits provide multiple, content-rich opportunities in which visitors can experiment with basic principles of the physical world and come to intuitive understandings about how they work. The exciting, skill-based experiences and environment of the Science Park encourages open-ended experimentation in the physical sciences and the development of science-thinking skills. By creating a playful world where the mind, the senses and the emotions are all engaged in exciting and interconnected ways, the exhibits at the new Science Park generate those surprising “a-‐ha” moments where true discovery, learning and skill-‐building take place." https://mods.org/exhibits/science-park/
Museum of Discovery and Science Opened Outdoor Science Park on March 23, 2018
Museum of Discovery and Science Opens Outdoor Science Park on March 23, 2018 On March 23, 2018 the Museum of Discovery and Science opened its outdoor Science Park where giant full-body exhibits demonstrate key principles of physics and engineering while also providing entertainment and group interaction. This dynamic outdoor expansion of the Museum’s hands-on learning experiences is a family based zone of discovery welcoming visitors of all ages. Before the ribbon cutting, Peyton Robertson, Founder of the Multiplied Foundation, and Museum STEM Educator and PhD candidate, Matt Woodstock, conducted expansion-based science experiments to mark the expansion of Museum into its new outdoor space! The experiments were the first part of a four part Science Minutes series. Visitors explore together to strengthen science understanding and science thinking skills through hands-on exploration in a beautiful outdoor setting. The exhibits provide multiple, content-rich opportunities in which visitors can experiment with basic principles of the physical world and come to intuitive understandings about how they work. The exciting, skill-based experiences and environment of the Science Park increase the capacity of the Museum by encouraging open-ended experimentation in the physical sciences and the development of science-thinking skills. By creating a playful world where the mind, the senses and the emotions are all engaged in exciting and interconnected ways, the exhibits at the new Science Park generate those surprising “a-¬ha” moments where true discovery, learning and skill-building take place. Science Park Interactive Exhibits Ball Range - Bottle Rockets - Cool Fan - Giant Levers – Kaleidoscopes – Pulleys – Roller Coaster - FPL SolarNow™ Tree - Sound Station - Sun Spotter - Tennis Ball Launcher – The Forest - Wheel Roll The Science Park has an activity guide that was created by 50 students from Deerfield Beach Middle School. During the 2017 school year, these students participated in an innovative program at the Museum called Science in Action, supported by the School Board of Broward County. They learned the program and exhibit design process by studying the Museum’s new Science Park and the physical science concepts in its exhibits and then created the guide. The Science Park is part of Phase II of the Museum’s Expansion and Renovation Capital Campaign. Phase I of the $35 million campaign has already funded the EcoDiscovery Center wing that opened in 2011, more than doubling the Museum’s exhibit and classroom space. The campaign’s second phase included development of a 27,000-square-foot Science Park facing Broward Boulevard, exhibit upgrades and renovations to the 25-year-old original facility, and renovation of the AutoNation IMAX 3D Theater, adding laser projection systems. Phase II of the capital campaign received major support from AutoNation, Broward County, City of Fort Lauderdale, and the State of Florida, Division of Cultural Affairs. Other donors who have provided significant support to the campaign include: BBX Capital, Berkowitz Pollack Brant, Christine and M. Austin Forman, Florida Power & Light Company, Gunster, Catherine and Herbert Yardley, JM Family Enterprises, Katy and Jon Ferrando, Keith Koenig of City Furniture, Pepsi, Ron Book, Rose Miniaci Family and Paramount Refreshment Solutions, Stiles Corporation, SunTrust Bank, The Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust, and Tom Angelo.
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