SMIL Science Saturday: Gait Way to Learning

Kristen Pickett’s Sensory Motor Integration Lab (SMIL) took strides in helping children, families, and life-long learners to explore science. The SMIL participated Feb. 4 in “Science Saturday” http://www.science.wisc.edu/saturday-science.htm by laying down a gait mat, then asking young visitors to form a hypothesis about start-to-finish: What takes more steps, running or walking? After they made their guesses, SMIL tested both modes while recording the children on the mat (pictured).

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