Exhibit Hall

Now Open on Level 2

A visitor favorite, Science Park’s eclectic array of interactive exhibits lets you explore such concepts as lights & lasers, sound & waves, electricity & magnetism, fundamental forces, and simulation. Make "waves" at the giant 56 foot echo tube or tap out a tune on pipes of pan.

Race your friends on the 70ft pinewood derby track or take to the air on our flight simulator. Discover the power of light, and make your own mini-laser show. There are also new open-ended exhibits that invite visitors to imagine, create, and construct various inventions from paper flying machines to structures from PVC pipe.

Science Park also features a variety of live shows and demonstrations that complement and enhance the topics in the exhibit. We’re always creating new exhibits for Science Park, so check our website articles for news.

 

Science Center guests had fun participating in a weekend full of aviation-inspired activities prior to the unveiling of the nation’s first monument honoring the Red Tail pilots of the Tuskegee Airmen.

The Egg Drop Challenge was a fan-favorite during the weekend-long event. The contest was designed to emphasize the engineering design process and demonstrate an understanding of aviation concepts such as gravity and lift.

See some of the innovative safety devices our creative guests engineered in the slideshow below!


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Orlando just got a whole lot more tech-savvy! This year, the Orlando Public Library opened their new Fab Lab, a fabrication laboratory adjoining the new Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology, Innovation & Creativity.

As proponents of lifelong scientific learning, the Orlando Science Center is excited to announce that along with opening labs for visual arts, film, digital media, graphic design and audio engineering, the library began offering hands-on technology workshops this month!

 

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Are you ready for some football?! Super Bowl fever is gripping the nation and the Science Center is no exception! Did you know that professional football players don’t just have talent and luck on their side? There’s also a science behind the perfect pass!

ESPN Sports Science partnered with NFL QB Drew Brees to find the scientific secrets behind his extremely accurate throws. Using a football outfitted with sensors and devices to measure everything from release angle to velocity, Brees tossed 10 perfect passes at a target only 4.5 inches in diameter.

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Supplies you will need

  • Water
  • 1 clear plastic bottle
  • Vegetable oil
  • Food coloring
  • Alka-Seltzer or any sort of tables that fizz

Directions

  1. Fill the clear plastic bottle one quarter of the way full with water
  2. Fill the bottle with vegetable oil until it is nearly full
  3. Wait for the oil and the water to separate
  4. Add about twelve drops of your favorite color food coloring into the bottle
  5. The food coloring will fall through the oil, drop to the bottom and mix with the water
  6. Break the Alka-Seltzer tablet into four small pieces
  7. Add the first piece of Alka-Seltzer to the water and watch the lava begin!
  8. Once the bubbling stops add more Alka-Seltzer to continue to fun

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The science behind the experiment

The oil and water separate because the density of each liquid is different. The oil floats to the top because it has a lower density than water and food coloring do.

The Alka-Seltzer tablets that are dropped in the bottle release small bubbles of carbon dioxide. The bubbles then rise to the top with the water and food coloring.  Once the gas escapes, the water goes back to the bottom.


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Would you ever expect to see a robotics demonstration at the NBA All-Star Jam Fest? That's exactly what we saw when we ran into First Robotics Club 233. In this video, Kaitlin Lostroscio from Pink Team FRC 233 gave us a tour of the basketball playing robot they created. Great job Pink Team!


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