All month long, our Exploratorium® is a Seussified Jungle of wacky and wild explorations! In other words: our heads are spinning and imaginations aflame with the Wonderful World of Dr. Seuss!
Dr. Seuss is more than striped hats and silliness: the amazing literary style of Theodore Geisel validated the power of wordplay. His masterful ability to rhyme and utilize the building blocks of language (what we call phonemes) in a playful and whimsical way has left an indelible mark on children’s literary learning.
We are taking the awesome ideas in our favorite Dr. Seuss books and using them to fuel our iSTEAM explorations! That’s right, we’re extracting Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math from Horton, the Cat, and the whole cast of fun-loving characters. Here’s a sneak peek at our investigations:
Science in Suessworld seems pretty magical. As we read all about goo, we will make some, too! Measuring, pouring, mixing, and molding, we are going to inspire reactions and test our hypotheses as we combine elements and explore chemical interactions. We can’t wait to test our science skills in the yummy Cool Cooking lab as we whip up Nool Noodles and Truffula Tuft CandY. We may just share with you…if you ask us to!
Tinker, tuck, twist, and tap, we are working hard at exploring how things go vroom from Whoville to Mt. Crumpet. We certainly can’t build up up up, mix up potions, or create new creatures without our trusty tools! From pipettes to spoons to squirt bottles and rakes we are trying out new tools all over the place.
It’s a tricky balance…static and dynamic…and we’re aiming for the stars above Seuss’s Desert of Drize as we build tall twisty towers that will be the pride of Krock Kaverns. From arch equations to stability and weight distribution, engineering is a vital part of creating a whimsical, Seussical world that stands on its own.
Oh the things we can think of to create…they’re zlorpy and krunky and ga-ga-ga zingy! We’re knee-deep in whimsy and up to our sockets in silly as we venture into this make believe with process art, character creation, and Seuss sculpture designs that are sure to amuse, delight, and amaze!
My, what a shape we’re all in! Dr. Seuss’s fanciful play with proportion is a great opportunity for comparisons, contrasts, shape recognition, measuring, and calculations. How tall are Ga-Zair Towers? How deep is McElligot’s pool? We are going to count Krunk Rings and the Truffula Tufts until we see numbers everywhere…sure enough!
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