An explosive combination of Fun and Learning
Entrance - Celebration Plaza
Start your journey here. Make your own tracks of the latest Copper Head Strike using electromagnetic forces to get your roller coaster shooting through the tracks.
Plus understand the physics behind non Newtonian fluids and their fascinating characteristics that change when force is applied. Maybe this will give you some ideas to design the roller coaster tracks of the future!!
Come back here at the end of your journey where some explosive science awaits you at 1PM
You will be greeted by our tiny robots called Ozobots. Design colorful coaster tracks and use color codes to take Ozobots on loops and turns and make them twist and dance for you along the way. These robots are programmable and can read color codes. A fascinating experience in coding and robotics awaits you as you custom code these tiny, yet powerful, robots to obey your every command!!! Prepare to be fascinated.
Flood warning system
Next, build a flood warning system to stop the roller coaster on it's tracks to keep the riders safe. Build an electronic circuit based flood warning system that will stop a roller coaster moving on a computer screen. That's right the circuit you will build will magically interact with your computer to stop a moving 'virtual' roller coaster!!
Here you will be greeted by our Lego Mindstorm Robots. Program them to move around avoiding obstacles along the way. Today sensors are everywhere from your home thermostat to Tesla's self driving cars. Watch sensors in action as they sense obstacles and colors as they move. These robots can be programmed to react to the sensors and do amazing things!!
Free form coaster
Move a coaster-marble from start to finish using wooden blocks and tracks and fidget spinners to introduce twists and spin along the way. Bring your unbridled creativity to life in this free form experiment and learn about the relationships between kinetic energy and potential energy!
Engineer your Coaster
Build a fully functioning coaster with tracks, loops, cars and see it in action. Challenge your coaster to reach new heights and figure out the height of drop needed to achieve those heights. Non stop twisty, loopy fun awaits!!!
Build a virtual coaster
Design your own virtual roller coaster with all the bells and whistles and see it in action. Add power lifts all anywhere in the course to simulate the actions of the Copperhead strike!! Challenge yourself to get in as many loops and turns as you can!! You may find yourself searching for more potential energy than you have. That's where the Copperhead strike comes in with a second power push in the middle of the tracks!! You may be the one to build the roller coaster of the future!!
Reading Comprehension and Creative Writing
Thinking Feet’s main learning center is located in the Ballantyne area in Mecklenburg county in the Wingate University campus. We are just minutes away from nearby Blakeney, Weddington, Marvin, Waxhaw, Pineville, Wesley Chapel, Piper Glen and Fort Mill, SC.