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Architecture Scavenger Hunt!
February 22, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

There is something special about the field of architecture that intrigues us all. It’s a subject full of science and secrets. So much mathematical precision is required to build large, stable structures and yet that doesn’t seem to be enough. Architects are an imaginative bunch,  finding unique ways to appeal to their client’s passions and […]

Science Starts with density and distance
May 8, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

A rousing game of “Will it Float?” occasionally played on The Late Show with David Letterman was really just an impressively popular density guessing game. In our recently added Science Start Outreach Program, Discovering Density, we play a similar game, predicting and testing to see what happens when you toss things into a tank of […]

Please, Be Irrational! Pi Day is Tomorrow!
March 13, 2015 · 1 Comment

Tomorrow is Pi Day, a slightly silly recognition of the special number that is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. But it’s not just any Pi Day, it is the Pi Day of the century! Because pi is 3.1415926……..etc., Pi Day is held on March 14 every year (get it? 3-14?), but […]

Educator How-To: Crystals, Geometry and Chemistry
January 27, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

Math is beautiful and inescapable. Especially in nature, patterns and equations just keep showing up.  The path of an orbiting planet, the growth of a nautilus, arrangements of leaves on a stem, the efficient packing of a honeycomb; we can find rules and algorithms and make predictions from them. Crystals, with their obediently repeating structure, […]



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