One of my favorite activities here at the Museum is the FETCH! Lab program based upon the PBS children's series FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman. Ruff challenges kids to use brain power to solve daily challenges; the Museum's FETCH! Lab does the same through activities. Hang Time gives kids the materials to make whirly-gigs/paper helicopters and a drop-zone to try them out.
After several drops from a step stool the kids took it upon themselves to seek out higher ground. The kids found that the "bug stairway" was a great space to drop whirly-gigs. They had more time to watch their creations work and it was a big enough space for them to have races and play other gravity games. It was great to see the kids take an activity an adapt it to their surroundings and expand on its possibilities. Ruff Ruffman would be proud.