Newton Know-How!

Newton Know-How!

Roll, spin, bounce and launch your way through Newton’s Laws of Motion!

Virtual Exhibit
3D Field Trip Coming Soon
Ages
3+
Admission
Included with General Admission
Perfect For
Scientists
Creative Thinkers
Puzzle Solvers
Location
First Floor
Accessibility
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Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) are the state standards for Texas public schools from kindergarten to year 12.
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About the exhibit

Whether a rocket scientist or a dancer, we are all governed by the laws of motion.  But how well do you really understand these laws that cannot be broken?  In Newton Know-How, you can engage in hands-on, minds-on explorations that will help you discover the physics associated with the laws of motion!  Come step into a world alive with action as you delve into force, friction, momentum, gravity, speed and more in Newton Know-How!

Educators

Newton Know-How provides kids the opportunities for an immersive exploration into the physics of force and motion including Newton’s Laws of Motion. Throughout the exhibit, kids can examine different kinds of motion – speeding up and slowing down; falling and bouncing; spinning and sliding, and much more! They can also begin to test how forces – pushes and pulls – change motion whether they apply it, if it due to gravity, and/or due to friction. Plus they can delve into more complex topics like transfer of momentum, collisions, chain reactions, angular momentum, transformation of potential energy into kinetic, projectile motion, and more. From early learners just starting to explore motion to older kids learning about physics, Newton Know-How has a variety of avenues for discovery and experimentation.

More for Educators
Virtual Exhibit
3D Field Trip Coming Soon
Ages
3+
Admission
Included with General Admission
Perfect For
Scientists
Creative Thinkers
Puzzle Solvers
Location
First Floor
Accessibility
See Accessibility
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) are the state standards for Texas public schools from kindergarten to year 12.
TEKS
Science
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Exhibit Features

There’s a lot to see and do in this exhibit—check out some of these unique activities!

Golf Ball Roller Coaster

Can you reach the end?

Can you figure out the best location to place your golf ball so it has enough energy to reach the end of the track?

Dominoes Table

Can you build a domino train?

Line up a series of dominoes in a line, then knock them over in a chain reaction! How long a train can you build?

Gravity Well

How many times will it spin?

Spin a golf ball down our giant funnel that models a gravity well. How many times will it make it around before it drops?

What Can My Family Do?

Here are activity suggestions for specific age groups in this exhibit.

Toddler Activities

· Roll balls down The Spiral.

· Make a ball jump at the Ski Jump.

· Spin a ball through Loop-the-Loop.

Preschooler Activities

· Get a ball to the end of Ball Coaster.

· Experiment with gravity at the Gravity Well.

· Bounce a ball into a hole on Ricochet.

Lower Elementary Activities

· Build a domino train at the Dominoes Table.

· Try to knock down a wall at Build to Last.

· Explore collisions at Colliders.

Upper Elementary Activities

· Use physics to beat the puzzles at Osmo Newton.

· Examine angular momentum as you test tops at the Tops Table.

· Try to get a disc to spin on its edge at the Turn Table

Exhibit Guidelines and Rules

Remember to roll balls. Do NOT throw balls.

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