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Kids Explore STEAM Careers with HMNS Outreach
April 6, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

Inspiring a child takes effort, time, passion and heart. It’s why we do what we do. At the Houston Museum of Natural Science, discoveries are made daily. The sounds of learning fill our hallways every day, from the gasp of wonder from a kid stepping onto the Morian Overlook for the first time or the […]

Educator How-To: Nautilus and the Golden Spiral (an approximation)
July 1, 2013 · Be The First To Comment

Editor’s note: In honor of our new Nautilus Live program — which takes Museum patrons to the ocean floor with telepresence technology — this month’s Educator How-To is all about the nautilus shell. From our veteran Xplorations educator Kat Havens: It is difficult to deny the beauty and perfection of the nautilus’ spiraled chambers. Many […]

Happy Birthday, Isaac Newton!
January 4, 2010 · Be The First To Comment

Had he lived to see it, Sir Isaac would be 367 years old today – and probably pretty amazed at the scientific leaps and bounds we’ve seen since the 1687 publication of his Principia – widely regarded as one of the most influential books in the history of science. Though he’s known to schoolchildren to […]

Can you conquer the Tower of Hanoi?
July 15, 2008 · Be The First To Comment

Puzzles are very good at making you think flexibly and enabling you to find patterns (skills great for science and pretty much everything else), but they’re also just fun. One classic logic puzzle is the Tower of Hanoi, invented by Edouard Lucas in 1883.  This puzzle has been one of my favorites since I first saw […]



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