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Educator How-to: Make an Anubis mask!
July 24, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

Anubis is the Greek name for the “jackal-headed” god associated with death and the rituals of mummification in Ancient Egypt. Anubis’ color is black, symbolizing rebirth, which parallels the belief that the deceased is, in fact, reborn in the afterlife. Over time, Anubis played several roles in funerary rituals, from protector of the grave to […]

Educator How-To: Be your own knight in shining armor with homemade chain maille
July 29, 2014 · 1 Comment

When people think of knights, they generally think of armor, too. The plate armor most associated with knights was actually a fairly recent invention. Armor started as quilted shirts and thick leather pieces to cover arms and legs (if you were fortunate enough to afford it!). Chain maille was a pretty fantastic innovation for the […]

Educator How-To: The eyes have it in this DIY optical illusion
June 23, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

Your eyes are amazing sensory organs. They help you understand shape, color and form, judge distance and alert you to potential dangers. What you perceive as “seeing” is actually the result of a complex series of events that occur between your brain, your eyes and the world around you. Light reflected from an object passes […]

Educator How-To: We’re batty for ornithopters
January 10, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

Bats have frightened, awed, and inspired for millennia. Leonardo da Vinci used the bat’s amazing wing structure as inspiration for his version of the ornithopter — a machine which flies using flapping bird-like wings. No one knows for sure if he ever built or tested his invention, but Cardanus, a contemporary of Leonardo wrote that […]



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