Forces at Play

Engineer Your Own Fun!

Engineer Your Own Fun!

READY, AIM, FUN!

  • Build air-powered ball launchers
  • Pick a target and send balls flying
  • Create air-powered chain reactions

WACKIEST CAR WASH EVER!

  • Get scrubbing with sprayers, hoses and brushes
  • Crank and pump bubble engines
  • Create a water graffiti masterpiece

Skills in Action

  • Forming plans, making adjustments and drawing conclusions
  • Picking a goal and staying focused
  • Trying again when things don’t go right the first time
  • Adapting to changing situations

Power the Play

  • Give kids a chance to figure things out on their own — that’s how they learn!
  • Ask a child open-ended questions, such as “What are you trying to do?” and “What have you tried so far?”
  • For children who need a hand, guide without taking over

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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Forces at Play was designed in partnership with Gyroscope, Inc.

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©2016 Forces at Play was created by Minnesota Children’s Museum

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THE BACKYARD

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