Explorables: Handmade Science
Saturday, June 20, 11:00AM-2:00PM
Phyllis C. Wattis Webcast Studio, Exploratorium, Pier 15, San Francisco
Included with museum admission
Use everyday materials to create models and other tools for exploring the world around us. Run by a highly skilled, dedicated team of volunteers, these drop-in workshops mix classic activities with open-ended investigations, encouraging participants to follow their hunches to aha moments of scientific insight.
Tops, Cuppets, and Whirligigs
All Ages are invited to play around with the kinetic possibilities of these inventive activities.
Tops come in all shapes and sizes. Use a variety of building materials to experiment with different spins. Making tops was one of founder Frank Oppenheimer’s favorite activities.
Made from paper cups and other found materials, cuppets are stick puppets that invite us to explore the different ways animals can move. How would you build a bird? Or a caterpillar?
Whirligigs are ancient toys which resemble spinning maple seeds and helicopter rotors. How far can your whirligig fly?
All materials provided; take what you make.
Explorables has been offering science to go since 1990.