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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
(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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
Ring Wing Glider
So we've done a few prior O Wow Moments here at the Children's Museum of Houston on aerodynamics and planes like Blow Bernoulli Blow and Air Control. Basically, there are ...
We've explored the Launch Cage in Invention Convention at the Children's Museum of Houston several times in the past, mostly as an example for physics. But this time my assistants ...
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