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- Blue Wing, Level 2
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Practice thinking like a scientist. In this space designed to look like a house, you don't need a lab; you just need a question to answer and an idea of how to test it. Each room features exhibits that let you investigate different phenomena and explore how scientists try to understand the way the world works.
In the "Front Yard," explore a collection of mysterious tools and deduce what they might be for, learn about the scientific process, and try out some simple machines.
In the "Living Room," come up with your own theories by asking questions about the world around you, recreate one of Galileo's famous experiments, and hear modern scientists talk about the thinking skills that have helped them.
In the "Garage," check out the interior of a cut-away engine, and explore graphing information using a motion sensor at "Motion Match."
In Investigate, we provide equipment and materials to do a variety of investigations, along with some ideas on how to get started. From there, it's up to you to decide where to go.
Please note: This exhibit is undergoing renovation. Some components might be closed on the day of your visit.
Photo © Larry Ralph