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05/28/2020
Storybook Nook: Plant Party

Welcome to today's Storybook Nook! Today is all about green and growing things - we're having a plant party! Join us for a couple of books and an activity all about plants.

05/27/2020
Animal Encounter: Red-eared Slider

This week we're featuring another shelled friend! This North American native is commonly seen in Maryland, but now is your chance to learn all about them. Be ready with questions - share them in the comments and we'll do our best to answer them throughout the livestream!

05/27/2020
#whenyouworkatMSC - Hot Air Balloon

What do you do #whenyouworkatMSC and just finished cleaning the dishes at home? You demonstrate how hot air balloons work!

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Today in Science History: In 1931, the first full scale wind tunnel for testing airplanes in the U.S. opened in Langley ...
05/27/2020

Today in Science History: In 1931, the first full scale wind tunnel for testing airplanes in the U.S. opened in Langley Field Research Center, Virginia. It was 30 feet high and 60 feet wide to test characteristics of full-sized airplanes in air speeds up to 115 mph.

Happy National Paper Airplane Day! Celebrate by making and experimenting with the perfect paper plane with this #Science...
05/26/2020

Happy National Paper Airplane Day! Celebrate by making and experimenting with the perfect paper plane with this #ScienceAtHome activity! https://bit.ly/AiryExperiment

#LetsScienceTogether #NationalPaperAirplaneDay

05/26/2020
Zen Science: pH Rainbow

Universal indicator + A spectrum of kitchen solutions = pH rainbow

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Enjoy today's nice weather by getting outside to launch your own Soda Bottle Shuttle Stomper! Follow this #ScienceAtHome...
05/25/2020

Enjoy today's nice weather by getting outside to launch your own Soda Bottle Shuttle Stomper! Follow this #ScienceAtHome activity to build it. https://bit.ly/BottleStomper

Today in Science History: In 1961, President John F. Kennedy formally announced the ambitious goal of landing an America...
05/25/2020

Today in Science History: In 1961, President John F. Kennedy formally announced the ambitious goal of landing an American on the moon to Congress. His goal was achieved 8 years later when Apollo 11 landed on the moon.

Today we remember and honor our country's fallen heroes. We'd like to thank those brave men and women and their families...
05/25/2020

Today we remember and honor our country's fallen heroes. We'd like to thank those brave men and women and their families for their sacrifice. #MemorialDay

05/24/2020
Recycling Bin Science

We’re grabbing typical things you can find in your recycling bin and crafting something new. This week, turn a plastic jar into a toy that uses the power of elastic potential energy, also known as a rubber band! Loop and secure a weighted rubber band through holes at either end of the jar, roll it across the table and watch it come right back. Tag us to show us what you made!

#LetsScienceTogether #RecyclingBinScience

05/24/2020
Itsy Bitsy Sing Along: Bug Out

It's time to get buggy! Today's Itsy Bitsy Sing Along is truly itsy - it's all about bugs! Get ready to sing a few song about insects and do an activity with us. Say hello in the comments!

Today in Science History: In 1962, Ronald Malt performed the world's first replantation of a human limb at Massachusetts...
05/23/2020

Today in Science History: In 1962, Ronald Malt performed the world's first replantation of a human limb at Massachusetts General Hospital. He reattached a 12-year-old boy's right arm which had been amputated in a train accident.

Happy National Vanilla Pudding Day! There's no better way to celebrate this tasty holiday than with a special #ScienceAt...
05/22/2020

Happy National Vanilla Pudding Day! There's no better way to celebrate this tasty holiday than with a special #ScienceAtHome activity. Make some pudding slime and experiment with it! https://bit.ly/PuddingSlime

#LetsScienceTogether

05/22/2020
Kitchen Chemistry: Water Surface Tension

Remember to wash those hands! Soap is a great cleanser because its designed to break through the surface tension of water and carry things away. See that demonstrated with this week's #KitchenChemistry!

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05/21/2020
Storybook Nook: Rain

Join us today for a soothing story time all about rain. We have a few of our favorite books to share with you, a little coloring activity (grab your coloring tools!), and we'll send you off with a fun activity you can try out for yourself at home. Let's read!

05/20/2020
Animal Encounter: Millipede

Today we're introducing you to our many-legged friend, the millipede! Come learn about this harmless detritivore, and be ready to share your questions - post them in the comments and we'll do our best to answer them throughout the live stream.

What do you do #whenyouworkatmsc and you're planning Science of Art summer camp? You explore three dimensional wet felti...
05/20/2020

What do you do #whenyouworkatmsc and you're planning Science of Art summer camp? You explore three dimensional wet felting!

#LetsScienceTogether

Today in Science History: In 1990, Hubble Space Telescope sent its first photograph from space back to Earth. It was an ...
05/20/2020

Today in Science History: In 1990, Hubble Space Telescope sent its first photograph from space back to Earth. It was an image of a double star 1,260 light years away.

Now that the weather is warm, the birds are out singing everyday! Bring the birds to your yard with this week's #Science...
05/19/2020

Now that the weather is warm, the birds are out singing everyday! Bring the birds to your yard with this week's #ScienceatHome activity. Make a bird feeder from supplies at home so you can see all the different birds right outside your window! https://bit.ly/MSCBirdFeeder

#LetsScienceTogether

05/18/2020
Maker Monday: T-shirt Crocheting

Welcome to Maker Monday! Today we're making use of all those old t-shirts you have laying around and turning them into something new. You'll need a couple of old shirts, scissors, and your hands of course! We'll introduce you to the technique here, and then the creation is up to you.

#makermovement #stemeducation
#letsscience

Today in Science History: In 1952, Professor Willard Libby determined the age of Stonehenge to be about 1848 BC (+/- 275...
05/18/2020

Today in Science History: In 1952, Professor Willard Libby determined the age of Stonehenge to be about 1848 BC (+/- 275 years). He dated it through analysis of carbon-14 radioisotope in charcoal remains that were excavated there.

05/17/2020
Recycling Bin Science: Tornado Bottle

We’re grabbing typical things you can find in your recycling bin and crafting something new. This week, use a drill to turn two plastic bottles into a tabletop tornado. Glue the lids together, drill a hole, fill ‘em up, secure with plenty of duct tape, and give it a swirl! Tag us to show us what you made!

#LetsScienceTogether #RecyclingBinScience

05/17/2020
Itsy Bitsy Sing Along: Move and Groove

Let's get up and move! Today's Itsy Bitsy Sing Along is all about moving and grooving! First we'll be making our own conducting batons. Then we'll be singing a few of our favorite songs about movement, and having fun dancing about as well. Join in the comments to say hello!

Thank you for joining us for Magically May! We hope you had a magical day while learning a thing or two about science al...
05/16/2020
Maryland Science Center

Thank you for joining us for Magically May! We hope you had a magical day while learning a thing or two about science along the way. We would love to see the results of your experiments, so be sure to share them with us!

Join us the rest of the week for our regularly scheduled activities and events, like Itsy Bitsy Sing Along tomorrow, Maker Monday, Mars Mission Challenge, Animal Encounters, Storybook Nook and Backyard Biology! If you've enjoyed the activities today or any of our other weekly content, please consider making a donation to help us continue sharing science at home!

More info here: http://www.mdsci.org/donatenow

05/16/2020
Magically May: Fire Magic

To close out our magical day, we're bringing you the hottest tricks we have up our sleeve! The best magicians always know some good fire tricks and we're teaching you the science behind them.

#MagicallyMay #LetsScienceTogether

05/16/2020
Magically May: Water Magic

Sometimes water behaves in unusual ways! Become a master of some fun water tricks and try out different ways to do them. Let us know your results when you try out these water magic tricks on your own! Written activity instructions: https://bit.ly/WaterMagic

#MagicallyMay #LetsScienceTogether

Usually if you poke a balloon with something sharp it pops right? Well, think again, because we can use science in a tri...
05/16/2020

Usually if you poke a balloon with something sharp it pops right? Well, think again, because we can use science in a trick to make a balloon kabob. Try out this #ScienceAtHome activity for yourself! https://bit.ly/MagicKabob

#MagicallyMay #LetsSciecneTogether

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