Construction Junction

The Construction Junction exhibit space allows your child to unlock her or his creativity and think like an engineer. In this space, you will be able to use real hardware, tools, and materials to construct pathways, buildings, and more (if you can imagine it, you can build it!).

What We're Learning

  • Inquiry
  • Engineering
  • Design Testing
  • Modeling
  • Forces - Pushes & Pulls
  • Systems
  • Problem Solving

Uploaded Image: /uploads/images/mag_ballwall.jpgMagnetic Ball Wall

Discover your inner physicist! Construct a path that twists and turns or create a direct route and see how long it takes for the ball to travel from the beginning to the end. Learn about kinetic and potential energy, momentum and the force of gravity as you explore and experiment with the Magnetic Ball Wall.

NYS Curriculum Standards

  • MST 1 - Scientific Inquiry
  • MST 1 - Engineering Design
  • MST 4 The Physical Setting - Key Idea 5
  • MST 6 - Interconnectedness: Common Themes Key Idea 1, 2
  • MST 7 - Interdisciplinary Problem Solving Key Idea 1, 2

Uploaded Image: /uploads/images/skyline01.jpgSkyline Toolbox

Design, build, test, and engineer 3D structures with SUNY Poly CMOST’s Skyline Tool Box.  This new exhibit, designed by Chicago Children’s Museum, provides a design-it-yourself experience with real hardware, tools, and materials that allow you to create imaginative, original structures that are big enough to walk inside. Visit the Skyline Tool Box exhibit and see what you can construct!

NYS Curriculum Standards

  • MST 1 - Scientific Inquiry
  • MST 1 - Engineering Design
  • MST 1 - The Physical Setting - Key Idea 5
  • MST 6 - Interconnectedness: Common Themes Key Idea 1, 2
  • MST 7 - Interdisciplinary Problem Solving Key Idea 1, 2

Drop-in Activities:

Make It & Take It - Visit SUNY Poly CMOST to learn about the engineering concepts behind everyday objects. Children will be able to engage in a hands-on engineering challenge! No pre-registration required, activity included with museum admission. Recommended for ages 5+. Please visit our detailed calendar for exact dates & activities offered.

Science Cart Demos - Join SUNY Poly CMOST educators as we experiment and investigate science together with you. These presentations explore a variety of scientific concepts from live animal ecology to nanotechnology and more! Approximately 20 minutes in length and recommended for grades K-12 and adults. Free with Museum Admission. Please visit our Detailed Calendar and click 'Daily Schedule' for exact times this presentation is offered.

Educators: Reserve a Field Trip!