Explorables: Handmade Science

Saturday, February 18, 2017 • 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Phyllis C. Wattis Webcast Studio

Included with museum admission.

All Ages

Build an electric motor, create a battery, and launch a rocket with three classic activities.

Motors
Harness the power of a magnetic field to build a tiny, electric motor using a coil of wire, battery, and small magnet.

Copper Penny Batteries
Use two different metals and sour, salty water to create an inexpensive battery.

Paper Rockets
Paper rockets excite our urge to fly. See how high your rocket can launch with the help of a plastic tube, a water bottle, and an enthusiastic stomp.


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.

All materials provided; take what you make.

Explorables has been offering science to go since 1990.