Are you a teacher or leader of a student group that wants to get kids involved in science?
Are you a local business that would like to showcase the science or technology of your business?
Hands On Gainesville will help you build a community team where students and business work together to create an interactive science exhibit. Let the students learn what the business is all about and find the science involved. The exhibit becomes a ‘Point of Interest’ on our Sci-Map showcasing your science or technology to the community.
Read about ‘City Lights’ below, our first interactive exhibit designed and built by students, funded by local businesses, and on display in a community building for all children to explore.
A flipbook (below) about the exhibit creation!
Work Session Photos of 'City Lights' creation.
The monochord was built by Scouts at the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire Scout Day on January 18, 2020. Scouts visiting the Hands On Gainesville station built the monochord through out the day. They cut & inserted pegs into the wood frame, sanded & stained the wood, and attached gut strings. Scouts also made small models of a monochord and panpipe to take home. Scouts learned about the relationship of pitch to string and pipe length, how Pythagoras used the monochord to study chords, and that the monochord was used to teach music and play simple songs in Medieval and Renaissance times.
The finished monochord was donated to the Faire and is on display in the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire Museum of Memories located in the barn at the Faire. (Museum email; HMFMuseumofMemories@gmail.com).