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We can see so many bright and beautiful colors all thanks to light. But did you know there are wavelengths of light that...
03/29/2021

We can see so many bright and beautiful colors all thanks to light. But did you know there are wavelengths of light that we cannot see? Spend the day with MSC exploring tricks of light, colorful shadows, glowing circuits, and all the amazing science we can do in the dark. #LetsScience

Today in Science History: In1807, German astronomer Wilhelm Olbers discovered Vesta, one of the largest objects in the a...
03/29/2021

Today in Science History: In1807, German astronomer Wilhelm Olbers discovered Vesta, one of the largest objects in the asteroid belt. Vesta is considered a minor planet with a mean diameter of 326 miles.

03/28/2021
MSC Explains: Kenobi Speeder

Today #MSCExplains Newton's Laws of Motion with the help of a #StarWars landspeeder, presented by the Northrop Grumman Corporation. #LetsScience

Power down tonight from 8:30pm - 9:30pm and be a part of Earth Hour 2021. Every year millions of people across the globe...
03/27/2021

Power down tonight from 8:30pm - 9:30pm and be a part of Earth Hour 2021. Every year millions of people across the globe join in this event to raise awareness of the environmental issues facing our planet. #LetsScience

Today in Science History: In 1914, the first successful non-direct blood transfusion was performed by Dr. Albert Hustin....
03/27/2021

Today in Science History: In 1914, the first successful non-direct blood transfusion was performed by Dr. Albert Hustin. Hustin used sodium citrate as an anticoagulant. Previously all blood transfusions were made directly from patient-to-patient.

MSC is hiring for summer employment! Are you outgoing, willing to learn new skills, and comfortable interacting with the...
03/26/2021

MSC is hiring for summer employment! Are you outgoing, willing to learn new skills, and comfortable interacting with the general public? Consider joining our Education or Guest Services staff! Head over to our website for more information. #LetsScience

Happy Maryland Day! Celebrate with our science spin on Maryland's official sport, jousting!You'll need string, balloons,...
03/25/2021

Happy Maryland Day! Celebrate with our science spin on Maryland's official sport, jousting!

You'll need string, balloons, straws, and skewers. The goal? Use kinetic energy to propel your straw "horse" forward and pop your opponent's balloon with your "jousting pole" skewer! #LetsScience

Check this out for a full set of instructions: http://bit.ly/MSCMarylandDay

03/24/2021

Welcome back to Live for Little Scientists! This time we will show you and your little scientist how to set up a simple scent match game and take a closer look at some of the herbs and spices around your home. #LetsScience

Spend the day exploring all the science you can do in the dark, with the Maryland Science Center! We're busy planning a ...
03/23/2021

Spend the day exploring all the science you can do in the dark, with the Maryland Science Center! We're busy planning a day filled with some of our favorite science activities that glow, reflect, refract, and cast crazy shadows. You can check it all out April 10 from noon until 4pm in person or online! #LetsScience

03/21/2021

This week #MSCExplains the colors of light, presented by the Northrop Grumman Corporation. You probably learned all about color mixing with paint in school, but did you know you can mix together the three primary colors of light in different combinations to make all sorts of colors, including white light? #LetsScience

Today marks the astronomical first day of spring for the Northern Hemisphere! Bring on the warming temperatures and incr...
03/20/2021

Today marks the astronomical first day of spring for the Northern Hemisphere! Bring on the warming temperatures and increased daylight hours, this hemisphere will begin to tilt more towards the Sun up until the summer solstice when we reach maximum tilt. #LetsScience

03/19/2021
Sci-Fi Friday: Annihilation

Happy #SciFiFriday! This week we are checking out Annihilation, extracting strawberry DNA, and drinking The Shimmer cocktails! Get ready grown-ups, this one's for you! #LetsScience

Starting to think about how to entertain the kids this summer? Registration for Camp MSC is open! Your young scientist c...
03/17/2021

Starting to think about how to entertain the kids this summer? Registration for Camp MSC is open! Your young scientist can explore a different science theme each week. Build crazy contraptions, dig into a fossil frenzy, get crafty with nature, train like an astronaut, and much more! This year spots are limited, so register early. #LetsScience

03/17/2021
Put the A in STEAM!: Crystalizing Paint

Today we are putting the A in STEAM with crystalizing paint! You'll need food coloring, salt (experiment with different kinds), water, paintbrushes, and paper to explore along with us. #LetsScience

Today in Science History: In 1845, the rubber band was patented by Stephen Perry. Perry invented rubber bands to hold pa...
03/17/2021

Today in Science History: In 1845, the rubber band was patented by Stephen Perry. Perry invented rubber bands to hold papers and envelopes together.

For every fiery experiment, we have to complete the fire triangle, which is made up of oxygen, heat and a fuel. We use a...
03/16/2021

For every fiery experiment, we have to complete the fire triangle, which is made up of oxygen, heat and a fuel. We use a variety of chemicals, like methane, hydrogen, acetone and more, as our fuel sources to get those big flames. Help complete the fire triangle with a donation to fuel more explosive shows here at the Maryland Science Center!

Today in Science History: In 1985, the first internet domain name was registered. Symbolics.com remains the oldest regis...
03/15/2021

Today in Science History: In 1985, the first internet domain name was registered. Symbolics.com remains the oldest registered domain name out of the over 340 million names in existence today.

Thank you for joining us for Pi(e) Day Online! If you enjoyed today's activities, please consider clicking the donate bu...
03/14/2021

Thank you for joining us for Pi(e) Day Online! If you enjoyed today's activities, please consider clicking the donate button at the top of our page to help support the Maryland Science Center. #LetsScience

We've been having a lot of fun exploring pi and pie today! Our last activity share is mathematically proven to be the pe...
03/14/2021

We've been having a lot of fun exploring pi and pie today! Our last activity share is mathematically proven to be the perfect accessory for a Pi(e) Day celebration! 😉

http://bit.ly/IrrationalNecklace

03/14/2021
03/14/2021

Heads up! Pie is about to start falling from the sky. Happy Pi Day! #LetsScience

03/14/2021
What Pi sounds like.

Have you ever wondered what pi sounds like? Check out this video of pi in music form: http://bit.ly/SoundsOfPi

Then, try it for yourself! Assign each cord of your guitar, slide of your trombone, or key of your piano a different digit of pi and try to play in the order of pi.

Don't have an instrument at home? Try it out on this virtual piano: http://bit.ly/Virtual_Piano

Check out all my math music here:http://noisetrade.com/blake/what-math-sounds-likeFor Blake's other videos:http://bit.ly/what-phi-sounds-likehttp://bit.ly/wh...

03/14/2021

Welcome to Pi(e) Day Online! Let's kick things off with an explanation of what pi actually is and how you can explore this mathematical constant at home. #LetsScience

03/13/2021
MSC Explains: The Physics of Music

Have you ever wondered how instruments actually make sound? This week #MSCExplains the physics of music using a piano and a drum, presented by the Northrop Grumman Corporation. #LetsScience

Today in Science History: In 1781, William Herschel discovered the planet Uranus while using a telescope that he had bui...
03/13/2021

Today in Science History: In 1781, William Herschel discovered the planet Uranus while using a telescope that he had built himself. He observed that one of the “stars” in the night sky seemed different. After observing it many more times, he noticed that it orbited the Sun.

03/13/2021

It's time for another round of #SciFiFriday! This week we're watching Contact, blocking light waves, and mixing up Wormhole Warrior cocktails. #LetsScience

03/11/2021
Staff Competition: Pi(e) Day

Pi(e) Day is this Sunday, from noon until 4pm, at MSC! We have lots of pi inspired activities for you to try, like this dinosaur pie eating contest. Check out this video of our education staff testing it out, then try it for yourself this weekend! #LetsScience

03/10/2021
Backyard Astronomy: March & April Starmap

Welcome to Backyard Astronomy! Today we'll go over how to use a starmap and point out some interesting things to look for in the nighttime sky this March and April.

Today in Science History: In 2006, NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter entered Mars orbit and began searching for signs o...
03/10/2021

Today in Science History: In 2006, NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter entered Mars orbit and began searching for signs of water.

Today we observe #InternationalWomensDay by celebrating women everywhere, and recognizing all of the amazing contributio...
03/08/2021

Today we observe #InternationalWomensDay by celebrating women everywhere, and recognizing all of the amazing contributions women have made in the STEM fields- past, present, and future. #LetsScience

Today in Science History: In 1979, the first extraterrestrial volcano was discovered on Jupiter’s moon, Io by Voyager 1.
03/08/2021

Today in Science History: In 1979, the first extraterrestrial volcano was discovered on Jupiter’s moon, Io by Voyager 1.

03/07/2021

Happy Sunday! Today #MSCExplains the Bernoulli Effect, presented by the Northrop Grumman Corporation, with an experiment that you can try for yourself. Check out this video, then cut and piece together a few plastic bags to explore at home! #LetsScience

Today in Science History: In 1924, the Egyptian government opened the sarcophagus of King Tutankhamen. The Egyptian rule...
03/06/2021

Today in Science History: In 1924, the Egyptian government opened the sarcophagus of King Tutankhamen. The Egyptian ruler’s burial chamber had been discovered two years earlier by famed archaeologist, Howard Carter.

Unplug and take a family field trip to the Maryland Science Center! MSC is open 10am-5pm Saturdays and Sundays, as well ...
03/06/2021

Unplug and take a family field trip to the Maryland Science Center! MSC is open 10am-5pm Saturdays and Sundays, as well as Fridays from 10am-4pm. Admission is free for Maryland school students! Sign up ahead of your visit, or bring along a school ID or report card. #LetsScience #NationalDayOfUnplugging

https://bit.ly/MSCFreeAdmission

03/06/2021

Happy #SciFiFriday! Toss on that Awesome Mix vol. 1 because we're watching Guardians of the Galaxy, amplifying tunes, and sipping on Groot Beer. Hang around until the end of the video for this week's cocktail recipe. #LetsScience

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