GOT MATERIALS? CONSTRUCTION BEGINS
Saturday, Januay 18
Make a domino knock into a wooden ball … hitting a lever … making a weight fall off the table ... pulling a string over a pulley … yanking the cloth, revealing … you decide! Start off by practicing your chain reaction skills in the My Chain Reaction room.
BUILDING CUSTOM COMPONENTS
Saturday, February 1
Need a lift? Build it. Want to reverse directions? Design it. Use tools to create your own reaction components from basic materials.
Saturday, February 15
A book by Eileen Dover? Or a tool to make gravity work in your favor? Balance an object ever so carefully, so that when the moment comes, it can release its full potential!
Saturday, March 1
Measure, mark, record, secure. Do it once, twice … maybe thrice? Remove the wobbles and fasten your components so your reaction acts the same way every time!
Saturday, March 15
Randomness has a habit of creeping into reactiondom. How can you achieve control so precise that your reaction behaves correctly for each and every run?
Saturday, March 29
Flying through the air with the greatest of ease is easy. But can you hit the mark? Complete the challenge to keep your chain reaction on target.
Saturday, April 12
Speed can be hard to control, and fast may be fun, but slow can be a great way to go. Build suspense and your chain reaction becomes intense!
Saturday, April 26
Can you time your reaction to continue in the face of swinging pendulums, a hammer about to fall, the blades of a swinging windmill. Can your chain reaction survive such a gauntlet, or follow more than one path, and rejoin at precisely the correct time?
THE GRAND FINALE
Saturday, May 10
Eight weeks of skills built and challenges surmounted have led this group of Chain Reaction Scientists to their greatest experiment! One hour left to build. Parents will gather, scientists will expound, one action will start it off, and the crowd will cheer!