Canton and Dad ventured to the mall today for STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) day!
There were tons of exhibits, experiments, and demos set up; everything from computer games to robots to chemistry, you name it!
The day started building an air rocket. Canton cut some flaps, taped them to a straw, and launched his rocket about 20 feet! We also saw some LEGO robots that Canton got to operate. We did some tie-dye soap bubbles, gak, and saw a worm compost pile! Later we went to an inflatable dome which had a short movie on the moon formation and the future of space exploration (right up his alley!) Then we made a wind sock and weather vane while learning about wind power.
At the other end of the mall was a whole section on telescopes and constellations, you know he was super excited for this! There was a HUGE 12″ diameter telescope, probably 5 feet tall, that had a solar filter which allowed us to view the sun and sun spots. Canton had a great time even though the sun was so bright. He struck up an intense conversation with a retired NASA employee, he worked in the jet-propulsion lab, they discussed Messier objects, supernovas/hypernovas, blackholes, etc. He was quite impressed and said Canton should join Mensa, haha.
The day ended with a prize because he completed the “scavenger hunt”. We’re lucky to have such a curious little guy!