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Category: Make It

DESIGNING SUNDIALS by Patrick King II, Planetarium Educator

For thousands of years, people have used sundials to measure time using the position of our Sun. In fact, the world’s oldest surviving sundial  comes from a tomb in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings (pictured), dating all the way back to 1500 BCE - that's at least 3,500 years ago! Significant find: After thousands of years the Egyptian sun dial was brought back to light. © University of Basel While the Egyptians were the first to use sundials, they... Read More
Posted by Anna Leigh Goolsby at 9/25/18

I'M A MAKER... A PUPPET BUILDER! by Anna Goolsby, Marketing Assistant

“It's time to play the music It's time to light the lights…” via GIPHY If there were a soundtrack to my childhood, The Muppets theme song would definitely be the most-played track on the list. Even as an adult, my heart lifts when I hear the first few notes of “Rainbow Connection.” Most kids’ heroes wore capes on their backs, but mine wore puppets on their hands. Jim Henson, Mr. Fred Rogers and Shari Lewis were my superheroes and I... Read More
Posted by Anna Leigh Goolsby at 9/18/18

BUILDING A BOT by Jason Moeller, Outreach & Homeschool Educator

Adam Savage, the former co-host of the Discovery Channel show MythBusters , eloquently answered the question “What is a Maker?” in this way: “Humans do two things that make us unique from all other animals; we use tools and we tell stories. And when you make something, you’re doing both at once.” As an educator at Adventure Science Center, I do both of those things every day as I work to create memorable science experiences for the students I teach. I get... Read More
Posted by Anna Leigh Goolsby at 8/27/18

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