Field Trip: Harsco Science Center

At the end of May the family took a trip down to Pennsylvania.   One of the places we stopped at was the Harsco Science Center in Harrisburg.

 While I won't say that visiting the science was worth the dollars spent, we did manage to have fun here.   Many of the exhibits were old, well worn or even broken, some things worked well.  The tornado exhibit was a hoot for both of us.

We had fun making cars, even if the method of making them was fairly set.  

We then moved on to the shaker (for lack of a better word).  Build a mountain, put up your house and see how well it stands up.
 

We had fun racing against each other on a paired biking thing to see who could wear off their dinner quicker.  We did this several times, with the lad consistently beating his mother (except once when I cheated!)  (freely admitting that).  :)  Sorry for the blurry pic, it's hard to take a good pic while peddling a small bike.


We lifted our own body weight, which for two of the lifts was easy, but for one.. well... let's just say we both need to work on our upper arm strength.   

Our greatest amount of time though was spent on the fan.  We changed blades, rotated spinners and just had fun playing around with it.

 If we're in Harrisburg again we won't go to the Harsco Science Center again, but the activities we found entertained the lad quite nicely.
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  1. At least you were able to make the best of the field trip!

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  2. Too bad that there are parts that a broken or so old that they aren't fun. Hands-on science places that are maintained well are so much fun. Hopefully, they will get some funds to update. But so glad you were at least able to have some fun there.

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    1. so was I. It was good to see grins on a hands face. :)

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  3. Looks like a fun field trip - sorry so many dollars were involved though. Isn't that always the way??

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    1. it is what it is eh? :)

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