Velocity Engineering Lab at the Discovery Museum
January 12, 2019 – April 28, 2019 only
Balls, ramps, jumps, loops–and physics fun! Race golf balls along winding, sloping,
and looping tracks and explore how gravity, friction, speed, and acceleration affect
the velocity and trajectory of moving objects. Velocity Engineering Lab will be located
in the Middlesex Savings Bank Community Gallery on the Discovery Museum’s first floor
from January 12 through April 28th.
Five distinct activity areas—a Roller Coaster and Serpentine, Jump Track, Loop Track,
Half-Pipe, and Dish—demonstrate the speed, trajectory, velocity, and momentum of moving
objects. Using golf balls, kids and their adults can create experiments and compare
results with data visualization software that captures multiple test runs; animated
definitions of key physics principles correspond to videos of real-world examples.
Love balls and ramps? Come experience Velocity!