WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE — “Play ball!” is a phrase most often heard on a baseball field. But from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 17, visitors to the National Museum of the US Air Force will have the chance to learn about the science behind baseball and other sports with free interactive programs during Family Day.
Designed for children and adults of all ages, Family Day offers several hands-on opportunities for all to enjoy. Demonstration stations located throughout the museum’s galleries teach fun and simple aerospace principles. For example, this month learn how a baseball curves, how a skater spins so fast, how to find the “sweet spot” on a baseball bat or tennis racket, and see the Magnus Effect in action as you “throw” a curve ball.
“Storytime” begins at 11:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. in the STEM Learning Node in the Global Reach Gallery. Preschool and primary-grade children are invited to listen to stories and create their own craft project.
Story courtesy of the National Museum of the United States Air Force.