The Wind Tube

We’ve built a fun science exploration tool, which we use in our Family Inventors’ Lab class. The Exploratorium shared a project idea for building a Wind Tube. (Also check out the Kodo wind tunnel.) It’s basically a clear tube mounted over a fan. Kids can place items into the tube and see what happens. Heavy […]

Building a Scarf Cannon

We’ve travelled to many children’s museums around the country, and our sons favorite exhibits are always the ones where fans or pneumatic tube systems shoot balls or scarves ¬†through tubes, like the “scarf poof” at Kidsquest, the Air-mazing Laboratory at Imagine in Everett, ¬†and this one at the Tacoma children’s museum: We started with the […]

Mindport in Bellingham

In Bellingham, WA, there’s a fascinating place called Mindport. It’s a little like an art gallery full of beautifully crafted exhibits… but unlike art galleries, you get to touch and interact with everything! It’s a little like a children’s museum where children are welcomed and can explore and play with everything… but the exhibits are […]