Programs

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Exhibits

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Flight Tube

Dimensions: 3 feet by 3 feet by 6 feet high Description: Flight Tube allows visitors to experiment with the movement of items in turbulent air. The vertical air stream is generated by a large –carefully screened in- fan at the base of the exhibit, and directed upwards...

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Zoetrope

Dimensions: 3 feet by 3 feet by 30 inches high Description: Invented in the mid 19th Century by Eadward James Muybridge, Zoetropes were precursors to modern films.  They were essentially spinning drums with slits that allowed the viewer to observe the subtly changing...

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Wooden Wave

Dimensions: 3 feet by 3 feet by 30 inches high Description: This exhibit looks a bit like a wooden xylophone.  It consists of a box with a top made of beautiful wooden slats.  Visitors twist one, or both, handles on the front of the box to make the slats undulate in a...

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Rainbow Drums

Dimensions: 3 feet by 3 feet by 3 feet high (at highest point) Description: This exhibit consists of nine clear acrylic tubes ranging in height from 12 inches to 36 inches.  These tubes are arranged in a circle on a sturdy 3’ by 3’ by 12” platform.  Each tube has a...

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Light Pendulum

Dimensions: 3 feet by 3 feet by 40 inches high Description: This exhibit consists of a low table, coated with photosensitive paint.  Above the table, suspended by a copper frame, is a pendulum made from a flashlight with a uv bulb.  Visitors must crank a hand-powered...

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Sand Table

Dimensions: 3 feet by 3 feet by 30 inches high Description: This exhibit is incredibly simple, yet mesmerizing.  It consists primarily of a board with holes drilled through it, and deeply colored sand to pour through it.  The board fits into a slot in the sand table...

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News

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Dinosaur Video Title

The software we’ve been using for our outreach programs is Quicktime pro 7 – it’s good for exporting individual picture files into a single animation but requires that you upload the pictures from your camera first and then you must export...

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See us in the Projo

RIMOSA was featured in the Providence Journal!  Read this article about how we're trying to inspire people of all ages to get excited about science!...

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Spin Art

Dimensions: 3 feet by 3 feet by ~24 inches high Description: This exhibit was constructed from a bicycle (which can still be seen underneath if the exhibit is lifted).  For each visitor, a new piece of paper is attached to the painting platform with alligator clips....

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