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Lauren, Cassidy, Rashad, K’yandra

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Connecticut Science Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Connecticut Science Center is a fun place to go with your family, even with your friends.

You not only get to play with inventions and displays, but you also learn how things work in science.

The Science Center has many different rooms to explore. In our opinion, our favorite was the Exploring Space room. The un-lit room lets you use your imagination to feel as if you are in space. Projections on the walls make it look like the room is filled with stars. There is comfortable seating that enables the passengers to feel like they are on a trip through outer space.

 

 

So how does this fascinating exhibit really relate to science? Well, you get the chance to learn about the solar system and how it affects the world we live in. In the Space room, there are many activities that you can do that will teach you about space, while having fun. One of these activities is the Space Pods. They are these very comfortable seats that you lay down in, while you watch a short video about a part of space. It also has a joystick so you can explore yourself. You can choose to learn about the Milky Way, Saturn, Black Hole, etc.

Another fun activity is a device that allows you to make a moon crater. It shows how impact affects the moon’s surface.

 

 

The Connecticut Science Curriculum

 

The Connecticut Science Curriculum tells us how the room is connected to science lessons. The Exploring Space room is connected by Newton’s Law. You explore how Newton’s Law affects space. Newton’s Law is three laws of mechanics describing the motion of a body.

The three laws are:

1)   A body remains at rest or uniform motion in a straight line unless acted upon by a force.

2)   A body’s rate of change of momentum is proportional to the force causing it.

3)   When a force acts upon a body due to another body, then equal and opposite force acts simultaneously on that body.