- In →
- CHILDREN'S MUSEUM,
- SCIENCE CENTER
Turntables is a collaborative group activity that is particularly good at encouraging intergenerational interactions and conversation. The exhibit provides an open-ended platform for experimenting with rotational forces, momentum and the nature of orbits. The Turntables are flexible in both their physical setup and their content, allowing easy change to address different learning styles, group sizes and physical locations. The three units can be clustered for a larger, group collaborative experience, or used separately for a small family cluster. The choice of the loose parts directly affects the learning outcomes and content connections. Rings and disks are great for exploring gyroscopic forces; balls are good for visualizing orbits; and paper and pencils demonstrate rotational patterns.
MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation