Exploratorium Chain Reaction Playing Cards
The Tinkering Studio, in partnership with Iris Gottlieb, has turned the chain reaction activity into a beautifully illustrated deck of cards to inspire new ways of thinking about the art of chain reactions.
A chain reaction is a sequence of events, each triggering the next, a continuous series of
cause and effect. With these cards, you can create a chain reaction to tell an imaginative story, or plan a machine that performs a simple task in an overly complicated, whimsical way; for example a “Machine to pet your dog when you’re not home.” Think of these cards as a starting point to launch your creativity. Whether you use them for story-telling or to plan real world reactions, make sure you end with a spectacular grand finale!
Shuffle the deck thoroughly and start by picking two to three random cards. Imagine a brief story that connects these elements together. What tale do these elements want to tell? What is happening? Why?
Great for all ages. 52 card deck.