Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Denver Children's Museum, part 5

This is the last post about the Denver Children's Museum, at least until our next visit!

They had access to wood and tools. We closely supervised. 

They both made an airplane with very different designs

This climbing structure is HUGE. We knew we would want to go up it. 

Going up requires hair nets and helmets. This was an exceptionally good idea as we all bumped our heads much more than expected as we climbed, crawled, and twisted our way through. 

Here is another picture of the climber. It is too big to get in any one photo. All of those vertical boards are part of it. You can see it starts near the bottom left of the photo and goes up more than three stories. 

Monday, April 24, 2017

Denver Children's Museum, part 4

This post shows just some of the ways to explore air at the museum.

First you designed a glider then tested it with a high blast of air. 

Aiming it and timing were key to getting it through the tire (seen in first photo).

Testing wings against an air current 

Animal wings, airplane wings in various shapes and more 

Using a small fan to control the giant fans on the ceiling

Friday, April 21, 2017

Denver Children's Museum, part 3

When a children's museum suggests everyone wear a rain jacket for one area, you really should take one. It was so much fun!

Loading the balls into water cannons 

Dancing in the rain 

Seeing the reaction of an air cannon on water 

Child powered water fall