In the Experimentation area, children make connections with science, technology, engineering, and math through hands-on activities. The Magnetic Ball Wall, Magnification Station, Floating Objects, and Light Tables encourage critical thinking skills through scientific inquiry and exploration.
Magnetic Ball Wall
The Magnetic Ball Wall is a changeable ball run that is ideal for kids that love to build and tinker. Kids can make quick adjustments and test out their paths to get the ball exactly where they want it to go. This exhibit allows children to experiment with kinetic and potential energy, momentum, and the force of gravity.
The Wind Tunnels are an engaging tool for learning about natural forces and aerodynamics. Kids can experiment with light materials and watch them fly. This exhibit encourages investigation through play and enhances skills and attitudes toward future learning.
The Magnification Station gives children the opportunity to learn about their surroundings from a new perspective. Children examine specimens and artifacts under a video microscope and magnifying lenses. This activity allows children to channel their natural sense of curiosity and discover the purpose of new scientific tools.
Thank you to our Experiment area supporters: Price Philanthropies Foundation, Rokenbok Education Foundation, Escondido Rotary Foundation, and Avista Technologies.