During our recent visits to the Science Centre, we found ourselves totally fascinated by the interactive exhibits that help us understand the nature phenomena that cause natural disasters such typhoon, tsunami, volcanic eruption and earth quake.
The boys stayed at the section and explored the exhibits for quite a long while, pressing the buttons, levels and watching the videos and experiencing the nature phenomenal they never encountered before. Here are some of the children’s favorite exhibits.
The Typhoon Chamber
This cylindrical chamber is surprising the favorite for both group of boys. There is something fun and exciting about going into the glass chamber and putting on the head phone. The wind simulatoris not working when we go with one of the groups but the kids just enjoyed playing inside anyway.
The wind speed of a real typhoon actually goes all the way up to 120km/hr according to the the information presented beside the chamber. At 40km.hr, the boys get the trill of experiencing “strong” wind in the safety of the enclose chamber.
The information around are presented in an interesting manner it’s easy to show and tell the kids the key parts before they scamper to the next exhibit that catches their fancy.
Experience an Earthquake
Next on the list of the boy’s favorite is the earthquake simulator. You can go into a “house” and choose the earth quake you want want to experience, or rather, the kind of ground your earthquake is on when you are in the house.
The intensity of the earthquake feels different if your house is on a building on hard bedrock or a building on soft sediment.
Walk into a volcano.
The set up of the volcano got the boys mesmerized. There is thunder and the lights and ambiance change as the volcano “erupts”.
Science on a Sphere
Check out the cool sphere that changes as you interact with the control screen. Choose to see information of historical earth quakes, geological made up, satellite information and watch the earth change.
Learn about Tsunami, Tectonic Plates and how what we learn can help us lessen disasters from earth phenomenal.
Many other interesting exhibits can be seen in this section. A “Tsunami Factory” simulate the waves of the Tsunami and educates on how Tsunami is form as well as the disastourous effect of past Tsunami and its aftermath.
The land we live on is one big puzzle.
The technology and knowledge that can help lessen the effects of natural phenomenal. This one shows how building design contribute to safer buildings.
We love this educational and fun exhibition at Science Centre. The kids 5- 7 year olds stayed there for close to an hour and probably will be happy to stayed there longer. There are sits for resting and both the adults and kids learn a few new things. Its an exhibition which I think I can bring the kids a few more time as they grow and they will takeaway more learning points as they can appreciate the information more as they get older.
Where: Science Centre Hall B, besides the Climate Change Exhibition.
$$$: Entrance Fee for Science Centre Applies.