Sunday, January 6, 2013

Angry Birds at Space Center Houston....

Having gotten the flu in essence, twice over the holidays, I was still running fever until Wednesday of last week. I missed Christmas, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day, but I was determined to get out and do something fun with my kids before they return to school on the 8th. 

It just so happens that Space Center Houston, about an hour drive away, was having the country's first Angry Birds exhibit. My kids, like most, are mega Angry Birds fans, and what could be a better combination of fun and education? Angry Birds Space!

Word to the wise, buy your tickets online! I saved $15 by purchasing the tickets online, which is essentially getting one child in for free. Tickets are not all that cheap. It was a Saturday afternoon, it was packed, but the kids had a good time. It was a great way to get out, have some fun, and stay out of the yucky cold and rainy weather of the day. 

The kids' favorite experiment was to see how much they each weighed on other planets. That was probably the highlight of their trip! They also had some neat experiments like using algebra to create a laser show, teaching gravity through Angry Bird games, how much weight could you lift on other planets, using algebra to create electronic music, as well as just some fun computer games. 

Here are some pictures of my kiddos, living it up at Space Center Houston...

learning about gear ratios vs output

computer games

Angry Birds Space Playground

checking out some cool skateboard decks

creating electronic drum solos

waiting for a space show to start

Lego free play

Angry Birds brain teasers

Jansen and I enjoying our time

pumping some iron

checking out the plush selection

Caleb pumping some iron

Caleb would weigh 106.5 pounds on Jupiter

goofing around

Jansen solved his Angry Birds brain teaser game

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