Physical Challenge ZonePHYSICAL CHALLENGE

BED OF NAILS

Every great scientist knows that pressure is the application of force to the surface of an object.

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  • When you step on a single nail, your foot puts a large amount of force onto the small surface area of that nail, easily piercing your skin.

  • What do you think will happen when you lie down on …

    3500 NAILS?
  • WonderWall
  • WONDER WALL

    Create 3-Dimensional images of your body on this gigantic pin wall made of 40,000 plastic pins!

    You can even get imaginative and create a new version of you that walks on 4 legs or has 20 fingers on one hand!

  • BUBBLE LAB

    If you are anywhere between the ages of 1 and 101, you will love this exhibit!

    Create bubbles the size of basketballs, blow bubbles through a bubble sheet, or make a bubble big enough for you to fit inside!

    Look at all the pretty colors in the bubbles as they float around. They are actually reflections and refractions of the light around the bubble. The colors show how thick, or thin, the bubble wall is.

  • Bubble Lab

MINDBALL Game

This challenging bio-feedback game for two will test your mind capacities based on EEG Technology.

Mind Ball

How Does MINDBALL Work?

Challenge your mind!EEG Technology is used as a training tool for cadets at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Officers are not only trained to be alert but also to control their thought process in order to remain calm in high-pressure situations.

Mind Ball is a game that goes against the conventional competitive concept. Instead of high activity and adrenaline, Mind Ball relies on calmness and relaxation to measure success.

Each player will wear a headband with electrodes that will record and evaluate brain activity. In a battle of the minds, the player whose mind is most calm and relaxed wins!

  • PULLEY POWER

    Take a seat on one of the chairs and use the rope to pull yourself up. If you look closely, you’ll see that each chair is connected to two, three, or four pulleys.

    Pulleys make lifting heavy items easier by magnifying force or changing the direction of force.

    The magnifying of force by a simple machine is called a mechanical advantage. The key to a mechanical advantage is in the number of pulleys; the more pulleys there are, the lighter the weight being lifted feels.
Try each chair.

    Which one was easiest?

  • Pulley Power

VIRTUAL SPORTS

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to pitch to a Major League Baseball player or throw a touchdown pass 50 yards to an NFL player?

virtual-sportsHow about kicking a winning goal past a soccer goalie?

Virtual Sports allows you to test your athletic skills on a baseball, football, and soccer field.

Throw your best pitch – how fast was it? Was it a ball, strike, or did you give up a homerun?

Then test your accuracy and depth perception by completing passes to receivers on a football field. Don’t let the defense intercept you! While the clock is running, see how many goals you can sneak past the soccer goalie.

How do you think you match up to professional athletes?

  • ROCK CLIMBING

    It isn’t like climbing the Smoky Mountains but it’s a start.

    This rock climbing wall is fun for climbers of all levels.

    Take it slow as you enjoy the climb or challenge your family and friends to see who makes it to the top first!

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XTREME 360 BIKES

Buckle into your bike and start pedaling! The movement of your bike depends on how fast and how hard you pedal.

Try to generate enough power to spin a complete 360-degree revolution right back to where you started!

360 Bikes