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RIMOSA Friday Science and Art Series
January 31, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Once a month on Fridays, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
January 31, February 28, March 27, April 24, May 29
One hour museum exploration, then a one hour workshop. This is a drop off program; parents must sign kids in, but do not stay.
Join the educators at the Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art for a five week series! Ages 6-16. There will be differentiated instruction for younger and older kids, as appropriate.
January 31rd, 10am – 12pm: Rube Goldberg Machines
Explore the connection between potential and kinetic energy by using tubes, tape and other household materials to create creative marble “roller coasters”.
February 28th, 10am – 12pm: Electric Dough
Explore the basics of electricity and how it travels in a circuit. Using LED lights, PlayDoh and other common conductive and insulating materials, create sculptures that glow.
March 27th, 10am – 12pm: Alexander Calder – Mobiles & Stabiles
Design and create your own kinetic, colorful, and balanced mobiles out of wood, wire and colored shapes that students form themselves. Use 2D materials – colorful cardstock – to create 3D works of art and engineering.
April 24, 10am – 12pm: Stomp Rockets/Space Origami
Explore how a store bought stomp rocket works by taking one apart. Use what you have learned to build your own, creatively, using alternate materials. Those with more dexterity can learn the art of folding paper, which has inspired designs for NASA – from satellite solar panels to a “starshade” to other types of hardware. Make “solar panels” on a mock-up satellite fit into the “rocket” designed to bring it into orbit, as well as other origami.
May 29th, 10am – 12pm: Andy Goldsworthy/ Art in Nature
Use natural materials to construct Goldsworthy inspired sculptures. Weather permitting, this class will be held outdoors. Weather not permitting, it can be held indoors.