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Velocity Engineering Lab at the Discovery Museum

February 12, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until April 28, 2019


Date: February 12, 2019
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Discovery Museum
177 Main Street (Route 27)
Acton, MA 01720 United States
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Phone: 978-264-4200


Discovery Museum
Phone: 978-264-4200

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!

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