Waterworks--Hands-on experiences to learn about energy, weather and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) through Utah rocks, a giant mechanical water mover, a water geyser; sand tables
and an ice tower.
Unlike the paper maps, acetate layers, and sand tables
currently used for wargaming and other group activities, COMET can record and save information for future analysis and after-action reviews.
Military simulation games evolved over time, eventually leading to the Roman legions' use of sand tables
and miniature replicas representing the battlefield in the 1st century A.
Another room had sand tables
and water tables and shelves of toy models of aircrafts, soldiers and tanks for students to counter their aggression by playing war games.
The main features include a drama stage, art center, block area, sand tables
and tree house.
The same information once took weeks to visualize, when it was manually assembled on sand tables
, the traditional way to model landscapes, said Jeffrey Popp.
Rehearsals should be conducted using sand tables
, maps, and rock drills--never just talked through.
The new playground will contain wheelchair-accessible water and sand tables
, a crawling tunnel, swings with molded seats and straps, and a large metal platform on which a child can swing while sitting in a wheelchair.
The sand tables
opened for play in December and January of the school year and were immediately in high demand.
The water and sand tables
provided opportunities for varying degrees of tactile stimulation.
The playground will also accommodate children without disabilities and will include raised sand tables
, a stage, a butterfly garden and a wheelchair-friendly, multilevel boardwalk connecting the features.
promote quiet, cooperative play alone or in small groups.