Topic: science museum of virginia

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Hello there, Science Museum of Virginia members! Welcome to the first just-for-members entry in the SMV blog. We’ll be using this space to give you news on our special member events and offers. Our phones have been ringing off the hook with PJ Party registrations. Our...

Friday, September 7, 2012

Though women hold nearly half of all the jobs in the US, they still only hold less than 25% of STEM jobs. The Museum is a place for girls to dream about the possibilities of their future!
The brain is the central cerebral powerhouse of our nervous system and carries out commands that involve, well, the entire body! This vital organ takes up about 20% of the oxygen we take in and is a mere 2% of our body mass.
Large enough to hold one million Earths, the provider of nearly all the energy that fuels life here, regulates the temperature, controls the water cycle, and without life on Earth would not be possible. The Sun!
The human foot is a pretty remarkable part of our bodies. 26 bones working together to do some cool things that keep our lives interesting. This is definitely a huge part in keeping us moving and keeping our lives interesting.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

The morning began with a quick dash for coffee at the local Starbucks. After some light conversation about our personal teaching positions we headed out at approximately 8:30 am. We met with Kaitlyn and Chris from the SCA at the National Park, for the second day, to continue our monitoring of the...
(Or, “another day, another macroinvertebrate”) We loaded up and headed off deep into the wilds of… Alexandria. Traffic wasn’t too bad! We made decent time getting to the Cameron Run, a 4th order stream in an industrial area with a LOT of human impacts. Think...
Welllll.... mostly business. We began firming up plans for our grant proposals: Fauzia and Steve's ideas for stream monitoring projects; Terry and Deborah's plans for baseline surveys to use in planning for school construction; Bryan's thoughts on doing a stream restoration; Amy...
400 years ago lead was harnessed to wood and thus pencils were born!  Today, most pencils are made of graphite surrounded by a wooden shell.  The average pencil can draw a line for about 35 miles!  If you're not drawing 35 mile long lines you could be writing words, about 45,000...

Monday, July 2, 2012

The Human Heart is pretty amazing! It's the power house of our circulatory system. One muscle with four chambers that pumps about 1900 gallons of blood every single day!  That's pretty impressive considering that this vital organ only weighs about 10 ounces.  Don't let size...

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