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Fresh Air: Fun with Pneumatics

 

Food, live music and science stations, count us in!

The Natural Science Museum in Raleigh had science stations based on the movie Big Hero 6.

We are museum members and only paid 8 bucks total. We are a homeschool family that loves frugal learning activities.

Making a hero suit with 3D printing and robotic hand demo stations.

 

 

DIY Baymax Magnets

 

 

What’s your superhero profile?

 

Reflexes was an online reaction timed test.

 

Grip strength using a hand dynamometer. (An instrument used to measure isometric strength of the hand and forearm muscles.)

Results

Dad: 150 (The chart highest reading was 140)

Mom: 58

Cool Guy: 39

Artist Girl: 21

 

Jumping was a test of how far can you jump from the starting line.

 

Strength-How long can you hold the weighed bags?

The hearing station unfortunately was not set up.

An Isaac Asimov, robotics artificial man short film was viewed. This documentary recorded in 1976 was about the advancement of robotics today. Another short film discussed Pneumatics.

 

What is Pneumatics? 

Pneumatics is a branch of engineering that makes use of gas or pressurized air. Pneumatic systems used in industry are commonly powered by compressed air or compressed inert gases. 

 

How to make a Simple Pneumatic Machine.

Materials:

  • Regular and jumbo craft sticks
  • Milkshake straws
  • Pipe Cleaner
  • Masking Tape
  • Vinyl Tubing 1/8″ inside diameter
  • 10ml Syringe Only with Luer Slip Tip

 

How to make a moving monster using Pneumatics

 

 

Who does not love hands on science about Pneumatics.

 

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