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What’s a Gear to Do?
We have a new component in our How Does It Work? exhibit at the Children's Museum of Houston - a Gears Table! Gears are a type of simple machine, basically wheels ...
Such a Leech
GROSS OUT WARNING - this O Wow Moment episode from the Children's Museum of Houston contains actual footage of a leech feeding off of its favorite food - blood! Meet Edward ...
Feeding Our Leeches
GROSS OUT WARNING - this Wowie from the Children's Museum of Houston contains actual footage of leeches feeding off of their favorite food - blood! In a recent O Wow Moment ...
Musical Card Cacophony
Recently, I purchased one of those cards that played music for my daughters. Being only 2 and 4, they LOVED it - coolest thing ever. And I was a very ...
Getting It Right…Eventually…
So this is it. Fifty. The "Big Five-Oh." What? No! I'm not talking about my age! Seriously, how old do you think I am?!? If you haven't been keeping track, this ...
Reaction Time Action
On this episode of O Wow Moments, we have a lively debate between two of my lab assistants over who is faster. Normally, we might settle it in a foot ...
2nd Annual CMH Pi Day Pie Fight
Pi Day (March 14th - 3/14 - 3.14 - get it?) is a celebration of all things pi. Remember from your geometry class that pi is a numerical ratio of ...
Science and Art
I've spent the last several days at the Association of Children's Museums InterActivity 2010 conference in St. Paul, Minnesota. On Thursday night, we had a reception at the Science Museum ...
Stylus for the iPad?
The Children's Museum of Houston is exploring how to integrate personal mobile technology into the museum experience. As a part of that, we purchased an iPad to explore its potential. ...
I Dislike My Kindle’s Coefficient of Friction
In my last post, I talked about one of the things I like most about my new Kindle - the eInk screen. And, as I'm finishing up reading a novel ...
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