Today we had a fun trip to a children's science museum in Illinois. The boys have been wanting to go for awhile, but summer tourists streaming by on the highway and the inevitable construction has meant we have stayed away. Last week I promised the boys that once the kids went back to school, we would take a trip down. Today was the day. It was nice and quiet, AND since it was over 20 degrees cooler than yesterday we could play in the outside section too!
We played with electricity, learned all about fingerprints, inserted internal organs into a model, flew a jet, tested our strength, played with levers and pulleys, experimented with magnets, read about and played with gears, created waterways, assembled water bypass systems, learned about batteries and circuit boards, and cranked to create enough power to turn on lights and appliances...and much more. What fun!
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1. plasma ball., 2. Testing it., 3. circuit boards, batteries., 4. Water., 5. Generator., 6. drain., 7. Organs., 8. fingerprints., 9. bells., 10. water play., 11. Digging., 12. playing., 13. boats.