JUNGLE JIM’S MOUSETRAP SCIENCE BALLOON SHOW

  • Connecticut Science Center 250 Columbus Boulevard Hartford, CT, 06103 United States

Join Jungle Jim at the Connecticut Science Center on Sunday, February 19, 2017 for an exciting S.T.E.M. Mousetrap Science show! Showtimes are 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 3:00 pm!

A mouse is loose in the Connecticut Science Center. Jungle Jim proposes to build a BETTER mousetrap; one that will capture the mouse without injuring it. Building a new invention from scratch might be tricky, so we discuss the five simple machines that go into more advanced machines: the lever, the wheel, the pulley, the inclined plane, and the screw. You also may notice something different about the machines I use - they're not made of wood, plastic, or metal - but of balloons! Besides being fun and exciting for kids, Mousetrap Science proves that machines can be made out of just about anything - even balloons! Several volunteers will be used to demonstrate how each machine works encouraging critical thinking and use of the imagination.