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Amazon Scavenger Hunt: a Fun Way to Explore Rainforest Sustainability
September 29, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

Recently my daughter and I were making cookies when she asked me, “Where do chocolate chips come from?” I considered the glib answer, “From the chocolate chip factory,” but decided to take advantage of a teachable moment and said, “Well, chocolate is made from seeds of the cacao tree that grows in the South American […]

Educator How-to: Tectonic Chocolate Bars
August 19, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

The earth is vast and its surface seems huge. However, the earth’s crust only makes up 1% of the earth’s mass — subsequent layers (the mantle and the core) make up the other 99%. So, why do we care about the earth’s crust (besides the fact that we live there)? It consists of tectonic plates that move around, […]

The sweetest story: Learn about the chocolate revolution at an HMNS Distinguished Lecture
January 31, 2014 · 1 Comment

On cold nights, one of the best comforts out there is hot chocolate. You come home from a long day’s work, take off your coat, defrost a bit (OK, we’re in Houston, so just go with me here), boil up some water, add in the mix and mmmm … hot chocolate. Oh, the convenience of […]

Chocolate
April 19, 2011 · Be The First To Comment

This weekend kids will be running around the lawns hunting Easter eggs. Others will be eagerly chomping down on chocolate Easter bunnies. None of them will even wonder where all of that good stuff came from. It has been a while already, but the museum hosted a wonderful exhibit on chocolate. It told the story […]



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