Young children become movers and shakers in Little Builders! Children ages 2 through 7 create, play and learn as they explore the concepts of construction, motion and simple machines. Hand operate a pulley or conveyer belt to explore cause and effect. Turn the wheels of a gantry crane to transport cargo and discover mechanical physics at work. Operate a child-sized crane to hook, lift, and move objects and materials. Build structures with blocks, pipes, Duplo® blocks, and gears, while learning about size, weight, shape, balance, gravity and stability. Insert balls into air chutes and see them shoot through clear pipes to experiment with aerodynamics.
Throughout Little Builders, the open-ended nature of the materials and activities allows creativity to flourish. Children are encouraged to use the exhibit in their own unique way for personalized learning. Little Builders is also a learning laboratory for parents, teachers and other care providers to observe, understand and interact with their little builders.