Fairground Physics

September 25-November 9, 2018 & January 22-May 3, 2019
10-11:30am or 12:30-2pm

Click, boom, bang, clang—what makes the carousel go round? It may seem all fun and games, but this 105-year-old structure is in fact a powerful machine, propelling some 16,000 kilograms of wood, metal and glass with every ride. This program encourages participants to practice scientific inquiry in fun new ways, using principles of measurement, geometry, sound, and force to discover the inner workings of the carousel. Carousel ride included.

Curriculum: Grades 3-6
Capacity: 30 participants
Cost: $140 per program