Explorables: Handmade Science

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Exploratorium, Pier 15, East Gallery Corridor

Included with museum admission.

All Ages

Explore the mechanics of animal movement with three animating activities.

Cuppets
Made from cups and other found materials, “cuppets” are stick puppets that prompt you to explore simple ways to express an animal’s physical identity. What makes a house cat different from a tiger?

Straw Hands
Our hands are versatile: You can pick up a pen, grab a cup, or climb a tree without giving these activities much thought. But building an artificial hand capable of all these tasks is quite a challenge. Try building a simple artificial gripper to pick up small objects.

Strawbeest
Use drinking straws and other household materials to make miniature, moveable beests to take home.

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.