One of the fun things to do on a holiday is visiting a Museum or theme park. There are many different exhibits and items for the kids to try out. The kids are not into viewing Art exhibits so we decided on a Science theme park instead.
At this exhibit the kids learned how water was use to generate energy to form Hydro-electric power. They also learned how water was transported from the stream to higher ground.
It was interesting to note the turning motion of the water wheel enabled water to be transported from one level to another. The creation of these devices back then enabled fresh stream water to flow into their houses.
The boys had a race to see who could transport water from the bottom of the cock screw to the top in the quickest duration. The inventor who came up with this invention was really a genius!! Using a rotation motion one was able to move water against gravity.
Besides exhausting some of their energy cranking up the water wheels and activating the pistons the kids had fun running around in a Labyrinth. It was similar to being in a corn maze like the ones we have been reading in storybooks.
The kids took around 10 minutes to find their way out of the maze and had fun by going through it a couple of times.
This was one of the exhibits on display. It was a solar power generated sculpture. As you can see 4.02 Watts of electricity had been generated by the solar panels that were around the structure and it had been use to make the sculpture move.
Little Ding Dong Science Theme Park
Hydro electric power, Solar power and now wind power. In this section the kids were thrilled to see so many windmills at one spot.
I loved listening to the tune that was generated by the wind chimes as the bells were turning around endlessly. The wind was rather strong that day and it was certainly a pretty scene with all the windmills turning together with the wind chimes.
The boys spotted many of these tigers near the musical notes. They were not only cute but can be banged on to add a rhythm to the music in the wind.
Tiger girl love the shade of purple on this windmill. It certainly was very attractive also. It certainly makes the place photography worthy with that structure in the background.
There were a couple of different sections in the science theme park. This is one section which the kids enjoyed and had the most fun with the different mirrors. They were laughing and giggling non stop to see their images inverted and distorted when they went through the fun house.
It was really interesting going through the fun house as it played on your sense of equilibrium. It really threw one off trying to navigate your way through. It felt that you were sinking or sliding to one side and hard to keep one’s balance moving through the rooms.
As we were so daze just going through it I didn’t take any pictures inside the house.
This is a machine which I would like to have in my home to measure the level of noise disturbance caused by the kids. I’m sure it would easily reach 100 decibels or more on weekdays.
Have you visited a Science Theme Park before?
No. 199, Kanghe Rd., Xinfeng Township, Hsinchu County