Children's Museum of Houston

Paperclip Top

Paperclip Top In our recent episode "Science is the Tops," we explored the physics of top spinning and how to make a top using a marker and some cardboard. But, that was a ... more»

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Wanderful Bubbles

Wanderful Bubbles Even though most commercially available bubble solutions come with plastic wands, I feel there is a certain bit of fun in trying to engineer your own. There are any number ... more»

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Science is the Tops

Science is the Tops In a temporary exhibit, we have a top spinning table which always leads to the question: why does spinning a top make it stay balanced when not-spinning makes it fall ... more»

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Highs and Lows of Pressure

Highs and Lows of Pressure We all use straws on a regular basis to enjoy our drinks. But did you know that you don't actually suck on a straw? That's right folks - you don't ... more»

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(Almost) Impossible Acts of Balance

(Almost) Impossible Acts of Balance In Getting a Sense of Balance, a prior O Wow Moments episode from the Children's Museum of Houston, we discussed how your sense of balance is generated by the semicircular ... more»

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Getting a Sense of Balance

Getting a Sense of Balance We have a great activity in the lower level of our PowerPlay exhibit at the Children's Museum of Houston called "Surf and Snow" that encourages everyone to hop onto some ... more»

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Singing Glasses – Changing Tone

Singing Glasses – Changing Tone Like I didn't get in enough trouble with Ms. Manners from the other Singing Glasses video, I decide to push my luck and explore the sound being created again in this ... more»

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Singing Glasses and Sympathetic Resonance

Singing Glasses and Sympathetic Resonance Miss Manners definitely will not approve of this video or its sequel, but science (and O Wow Moments) must not be held back! In this episode, we're going to explore sympathetic resonance. ... more»

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Party Hat Symmetry

Party Hat Symmetry So it is New Year’s eve…and we don’t have party hats at the Children's Museum of Houston! How can we solve this problem? Well, obviously we could go buy some ... more»

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Santa-Pults

Santa-Pults Breaking news from the Children's Museum of Houston - we just learned that insurance companies are no longer providing coverage to roof damage due to hooves and sleigh rails, thereby ... more»

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