Take the court with retired NBA star and current basketball analyst Kendall Gill to learn about the science of the perfect shot. We use angles every day – to build ramps and slides, steer a car, shoot basketballs, throw baseballs, and kick soccer balls. In fact, the science of angles is in almost every sport we play and every movement we make, so go out and play a game with your kids.
Go shopping with chef Won Kim as he dishes on selecting affordable ingredients that can come together to make a complete, healthy meal. A balanced lifestyle makes room for the exercise, nutrition, and sleep that keep our minds sharp and our bodies strong. Learn the basic science of balance and get excited to make a homemade meal with your kids.
Venture into the private studios of music producers Peter Cottontale and Thelonius Martin to see how they work. Music is scientific: sound is produced when something vibrates, and those vibrations are brought to the ear as sound waves. Learn about the science of sound and discover how good vibes can move you and your kids.
Discover communities that use science to plant thriving gardens and grow sustainable food sources. Gardening, tending to the environment, and observing nature can help kids understand their relationship with the earth and our responsibility to take care of it and each other, so don’t be afraid to grow something amazing with your kids.
Visit artist Hebru Branley at the studio to explore the concept of color contrast. The science of color and texture is found everywhere we look. Artists use contrasting colors and textures to make their pieces more visually appealing: rough and smooth, light and dark, thick and thin. Kids can explore contrast as a way to understand their world, so get inspired and create colorful artwork with your
Harness the science of movement as you learn about the physics of rotation with break-dancers Tori Torsion, B-Girl Eren and B-Boy Evol; make time to dance, twirl, climb, run, jump, or slide with your kids, as these early experiences with forces and motion will ignite their curiosity and provide a foundation for future science study.