STEM Innovation Gallery
Located in John E. Kushner Restoration Pavilion
Free for all children 5-14 and their caregivers
Have you ever wondered about the science behind skipping rocks? In 1942, an engineer used the idea of skipping rocks to create a “bouncing bomb” that bounced across water over torpedo nets to blow up a hydroelectric dam supplying Germany with electricity, an incredible WWII air operation known as the Dambusters raid.
Learn about the science behind the Dambusters raid—play with gyroscopes, build your own hydroelectric generator, and learn about how the Magnus effect helps things fly!
Bouncing Bombs is free for all kids and their caregivers. For any questions, email Lea Schram von Haupt at STEM@nationalww2museum.org.
The event is free but please RSVP online.