Visiting the museum can be a wonderful experience. Now, the Bloomfield Science Museum offers to recreate a unique educational experience at your location. Schools and community centers are welcome to host a traveling exhibition, as well as related educational activities facilitated by the museum’s expert guides.
Taking into Account
“Taking into Account” introduces a wide range of mathematical ideas, full of play and imagination. Math is all around us, whether we try to calculate the discount at the grocery store or aspire to land a person on the moon. “Taking into Account” introduces people of every age and math level to the beauty of mathematics and its astounding applications in science, technology, and our daily lives. “Taking into Account” features eight tabletop displays and two digital exhibits that can be tailored to different ages and levels of math. Recommended for 6th-9th grade students.
The mirror is an everyday artifact which never fails to fascinate and intrigue us. “Mirrors” features ten interactive exhibits that let children explore phenomena of reflection and symmetry, examine what transforms an object into a mirror, and have fun with curved mirrors, concave mirrors and cylindrical mirrors. An additional exhibit serves as a signpost for the exhibition. “Mirrors” features seven tabletop displays and additional floor-mounted exhibits. Recommended for kindergarten children and 1st-2nd grade students.
Why Don’t Buildings Fall?
Most buildings are designed for strength and stability. A building is created out of the marriage between materials and science, and humankind has excelled in construction since the dawn of time. As soon as man stepped out of the cave, he began to build structures to shelter himself, his family, and his livestock. “Why Don’t Buildings Fall?” features nine tabletop displays and two large floor-mounted exhibits that display different construction principles such as stability, a center of gravity, and structural strength. Recommended for 4th-9th grade students.
Illusions are created in the chasm between what we perceive as real and what IS real. “Illusions” features four 2D exhibits and three tabletop displays that exhibit surprising, intriguing and delightful illusions, introduce children to the extraordinary workings of our mind, and demonstrate the complex relationship between what we see and what is actually there. Recommended for 6th-9th grade students.
Science is the Story
Science is everywhere and can be encountered and learned about in surprising places. “Science is the Story” uses popular children's books to answer some scientific questions in fun, original ways. The activity introduces the children to iconic books and songs, such as Hakina Nehama (“Nechama the Head Louse” in Hebrew) and Shmulik Kipod (“Shmulik the Hedgehog” in Hebrew), and lets them learn about and experience the books’ “hidden” scientific principles in new, intuitive ways. Recommended for kindergarten children and 1st-2nd grade students.