Tuesday, November 28, 2017

NFL FOOTBALL EXHIBIT (temporary) .... Boston Museum of Science

The Boston Museum of Science has an NFL exhibit called Gridiron Glory that runs through January 7, 2018.  This is from the museum's website on the science that's covered.  I also found that Chronicle on WCVB pointed out that the exhibit itself does not get into the problem of brain concussions, but the museum has a lecture each day on this subject.

More to Explore in Gridiron Glory

What does it take to play football? Join Museum educators for the drop-in, hands-on activity of the day and explore some of the science and technology behind the game.
Activities are scheduled most days. Please view the daily schedulefor scheduled start times. Activities are available for 2 hours from the start time, and a typical stay is 5 to 20 minutes.  
(Here's the link: www.mos.org/exhibits/gridiron-glory)
Activity topics vary from day to day. Stop by the Information Desk for more details about scheduled activity topics for the day; morning program information is usually available by 10:15 am; afternoon programs may be updated after 1:15 pm.
Current activities in rotation include:

  • Footballs Under Pressure How do balloons, marshmallows, and, yes, footballs react under different amounts of air pressure? Use a bell jar to investigate the surprising effects of air pressure.
  • Arms Width Tall How does your arm span compare to your height? Measure yourself, identify patterns in the data, and hypothesize about how body proportions could support a professional athlete's performance.
  • Footballs in Flight How do you throw a touchdown pass? How do you kick a field goal? Investigate a variety of techniques for sending a football flying by controlling and testing variables on a miniature football launching machine.
  • Collision Course How can sports equipment protect athletes from getting injured? Explore collision physics and investigate how different materials can lessen impacts.

To save admission cost, go to your public library and reserve a pass for the day you want to go.  Let us know what you liked best!



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