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Spring Break: Prototyping New Ideas in the Tinkering Studio

March 28, 2014

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Spring Break: Prototyping New Ideas in the Tinkering Studio

What a week at the Preview Center!  A number of families volunteered to help the Amazeum team try out new activity ideas in the Tinkering Studio.  In one activity, the Amazeum team was testing new ways to explore light and color by taking reflective mylar film, rolling it into a number of small light tubes, and making a cardboard housing and viewport to create small light sculptures.  These sculptures make beautiful tools for looking at different sources of light and seeing what patterns they generate as light rays bounce around the mylar tubes.

The team was also exploring Fused Plastics - using different types of plastic materials and applying heat to adhere them together in new patterns and forms.  Families explored lots of different styles, from handbags to plastic clothing, and what materials worked best to meld together.

Prototyping feedback from sessions like these is critical in developing and refining these experiences for the museum when it opens in 2015.

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The Scott Family Amazeum is a hands-on, interactive museum for children and families located in Bentonville, Ark. A museum with a foundation in the arts and sciences, the Amazeum encourages creativity, curiosity and community through exhibits, educational collaboration, and programs, workshops and camps. Amazeum experiences include a climbable tree canopy, indoor cave, tinkering hub, nearly one acre of outdoor space, and ever-evolving daily pop-up activities.

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