Saturday, September 28, 2013

Magnetic Fishing Rod and Reel

Here is the first attempt at a homemade reel for a magnetic fishing game.

the rod is a 20 inch length of 3/4" dowel. The reel is a 1/2" and 1.5" piece of 3/4" dowel and a 2" wooden wheel connected with a 1/4" dowel.

Here are the fish:

cut out of hardboard with paperclips glued to the back




West Oakland Activities

Participants have been busy at our West Oakland site.

Modifying Bikes








Making Gak



Cardboard Sculptures



Pottery



Plaster Masks



Thanks to WO Discovery Center staff member Richard for the pix!




Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Fish Dissection

One of the kids caught a large catfish. He decided to dissect it along with some friends.

Courtland Creek Cleanup

Discovery Center participated in Creek to By Day 2013. Along with dozens of volunteers we pulled a ton of trash out of the above ground section of Courtland Creek between Brookdale and Fairfax Avenues.
This is one item salvaged from the creek:
How should we re-purpose a  Craftsman 21" Mulcher?