The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say.
J.R.R. Tolkien (The Fellowship of the Ring)
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Hurray For Science-Works!
We got to go to the Science-Works kids museum yesterday. Grandma Karen came with us, and we all had tons of fun!
The favorite display of the day was the model airplane in a mini wind tunnel.
The scream chamber. Joshua was the only one who was brave enough to try it.
The gravity well.
This was a fun one. The boys loved watching the ball floating in midair. Mama liked pulling the ball halfway out of the airstream and watching it fly back up.
How fast can you pitch?
A small stream of air holds the foam ball up, a lever controls the air flow to raise and lower the ball and a crank turns the table, fun!
Pedal power...power a toy train, radio, lights, or fan.
Joshua loved to "fly" the plane too.
A pipe organ. Sooooo fun!!! We want to build one of our own.
Grandma Karen is telling Brannon she doesn't want to be on a plane he is flying LOL, after watching a Very bumpy landing:)
An air cannon, we never did get this one to work for us. You're supposed to be able to knock over plastic bowling pins or spin little pinwheels.
I enjoyed this one a lot. You push the button to get the big wheel on the table spinning, then use the rods to hold one of the metal disks to get it spinning and then it will stay on the spinning wheel.
Keeps beach balls airborne or little boys' hair...
A bearded dragon... (they also have a honey bee hive inside a plastic box so you can see the bees at work)
Josh had to brace his feet to pull it all the way back:) (it's the model plane again)
Well that's it for today...I'll post some more pics of our Science-Works day tomorrow or the next day:)