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|
|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|
|Jansen solved his Angry Birds brain teaser game|