Inside The Mind Museum’s The Sky Above Science Wonder Kit
For the next few weeks, get to know some of the people who designed and produced The Mind Museum’s Science Wonder Kits and ‘What is Nature? Everything is!’ Augmented Reality Book. What are their favorite things in coming up with the educational materials? What was it like transforming the museum experience into something you can unbox at home? Find out from The Mind Museum’s exhibit manager, Kai Pobre!
Making the Science Wonder Kits was a challenge because we did it for the first time. But like other things that are done for the first time, we had to figure things out along the way. What I liked the most in the process was the element of surprise on what we can come up with and the series of testing with different audiences on what works and not.
The idea of putting 2 thematic kits based on our exhibitions, the Universe Gallery and Space Adventure that turned into The Sky Above, and the Earth Gallery and Dino Play that turned into The Earth Below, was such a feat! It was like genetically modifying a baby and putting in the traits that you want then watching it be born and grow. It was a learning process and we hope that it will be enjoyed by others as much as we enjoyed creating it.
Science Wonder Kit: The Sky Above is the mini-me of The Mind Museum’s Universe Gallery. It was designed and produced by the same people behind the exhibits and educational programs of The Mind Museum. Let learning and imagination reach the stars with 5 space-themed activities included in the kit, plus a space-themed sticker set to add to the fun!
Did you know that the moon is 384,400 kilometers away from Earth? That’s like going around the Earth almost 10 times over! Mars is even so much farther at 395 million kilometers away! These places in space are so far from us but it’s possible to reach them thanks to rockets. Launch your own mini rocket and see where it can take you!
Did you know that the stars we see in the night sky are actually just balls of gases that produce light and heat? Some groups of stars may appear to form patterns called constellations and asterisms! Get to see the different constellations at home with your very own Star Lamp!
Because it is difficult for humans to explore our neighboring planets, we send planetary rovers instead. Rovers collect dust, soil, rock, and other samples from other planets so that we can know more about them. Explore what is out there and build a Papercraft Planetary Rover!
Although there are 88 recognized constellations, you can’t see all of them at once. The constellations that you see depend on when and where you are in the world. Stargaze with the Star Wheel- your map of the Philippine skies!
Did you know that you can grow plants even without soil? Hydroponics is the method of farming where plants are grown in nutrient-rich water instead of soil. Astronauts in the International Space Station were able to use this technology to grow, harvest, and eat the leafy greens grown there! Learn more about this awesome technology and try it for yourself by growing (and eating) your own lettuce!
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