Learn about the sounds made by local frogs
Gears can change the speed of what you're turning
Find out how long today will be and where on earth the day will be longer (and shorter)
Roll a penny 'round and 'round this smooth exhibit to see the forces of gravity and momentum interact
Ecological Landscaping for the Upper Valley
An exploration of sound and hearing
A camera sensitive to infrared light can show heat and cold
A live colony of honeybees visible from inside the museum
Make a bubble that you can fit inside!
How People Make Things
Learn the stories of how familiar objects are made in the new exhibition "How People Make Things" on view at the Montshire Museum of Science from February 16 through June 2, 2013
This is a module consisting of 4 exhibit stations with a central bench. Ball Floaters is extraordinarily simple in concept; a blower moves air through a pipe and out through two or three clear tubes connected with “T”s. Small foam balls can be balanced on the airstream coming out of the tubes, so that they float. With some experimentation, visitors discover how to get the balls to drop down into one tube and pop out of another, to balance more than one on a stream of air, and to balance halfway up the clear tube.
The exhibit is fun, and visitors leave with a sense of how air can be directed and manipulated, and the effect of that manipulation on objects in the path of the moving air.