Coming soon: MathAlive!
Opens May 28
MathAlive! makes its first-ever stop in New England this summer at the Connecticut Science Center, bringing an incredible mix of hands-on activities, challenges, and games to answer that perennial question, "When will we ever use all this math they're teaching us?" MathAlive! reveals the math behind the things we love, like video games, sports, design, music, and robotics. Within each section of the exhibit, you’ll meet inspiring professionals—artists, skaters, engineers, musicians, game developers, and more—who use math every day in their exciting and varied careers. You will learn that math is integral to the way we live, play, work, blow off steam, and interact with the world around us.
Get ready to discover the endless applications of math in the real world. MathAlive! opens May 28 and runs through September 1, 2013.
Outdoor Action…Adventure Sports
Math is an adventure! Race others in a snowboard ride, design a skateboard with POP to perform the best tricks, and compete in a mountain bike challenge!
Build Your World…Environment
How does math help create a sustainable environment? Design a transport network, keep a city humming during an emergency, test water samples, and learn what happens when a video goes viral.
Future Style…Style and Design
Art and design are impossible without math. See amazing natural patterns, play with shapes to create beautiful arrangements, and see yourself in 360 degrees after a freeze-motion photo shoot!
Use math to mix tracks like a professional DJ, craft the perfect animated movie, and create special effects during your own personal dance party.
Game Plan…Video Games and Other Games
Game developers and programmers use math to build the virtual worlds we love to explore. Use math to develop your own game and crack programming codes. Then, hear from kids who have made real video games—and take a turn playing them yourself!
Robotics and Space
Have you ever wondered how astronauts do their jobs? See for yourself! Use a robotic arm to work on a space station, control a Mars rover, and view images taken on the Hubble Telescope.
An exhibition developed and produced by The Franklin Institute.
Presenting Sponsor: The Travelers Companies
Media Sponsor: CPTV