Topic: science museum of virginia

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

If you’re reading this you must be using some sort of computer. Most of us have an idea about the origins of our modern computer units, but sometimes explaining the lineage of these machines leads only up to the first design. The big question is - how did we get all...

Thursday, January 3, 2013

So, who’s up for grabbing lunch in Tokyo today? Yes, Tokyo, Japan. Well, today this may not be a possibility, but scientists are working on new plane designs that could make this lunch date a distinct possibility. XCOR, a rocket engineering firm, has announced the...

Friday, December 21, 2012

Thanks to all of the Museum member families who brought cute pajamas and lots of holiday cheer to our Polar Express pajama parties! Hundreds of cookies and numerous gallons of milk were consumed - and our member kids handcrafted tons of holiday ornaments. But of course, the highlight was...

Thursday, December 20, 2012

 On December 1, our fruitcake balloon made its debut in the Dominion Christmas Parade. Created to celebrate Fruitcake Science, our favorite holiday tradition of destroying – oops, we mean experimenting on holiday fruitcakes in the name of scientific inquiry, we were...

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

THE END OF THE WORLD IS COMING!!!….AGAIN!!!!!   If the world had ended every time a bad prediction was made, we would be in some real trouble!     Humanity's doom and gloom world ending predictions have happened several times in the past.  So, its no...

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.

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