Topic: the body human

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Friday, January 4, 2013

Why can’t we stop thinking? Try to stop thinking for five seconds. Ready? …steady… ……GO! Okay, now you’re just reading this and not-stopping-your-thoughts!! So why can’t we stop thinking? Well, this is the handiwork of our old friend,...
Topics Covered: brain, Body, the body human

Friday, September 28, 2012

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.... ZZZZZZZZZZZZ.... ZZZZZZZZ.... ZZZZ..... Ah sleep, so peaceful! So, why do we sleep? Well, first of all every animal with a brain sleeps.  A lot of really important things happen while we are off in dreamy dream land. Sleep is when the body gets a...
Topics Covered: the body human, sleep

Friday, September 14, 2012

Explore the world of music and the science behind the sounds. Construct a “musical” instrument and learn about resonance, vibration, frequency and pitch. 
Topics Covered: the body human
Quick! An outbreak has occurred. You be the detective. Test to see who is infected and track the progress of the disease back to its source as you explore the science of epidemiology. 
Topics Covered: the body human

Friday, September 7, 2012

Coffee is one of the most commonly purchased products in the United States. Actually about 400 million cups of coffee are sold every single day!
The human body is a pretty amazing and complex thing. to celebrate the human body, and our summer exhibition Body Worlds & The Brain, we made some eye-catching visits to two of our community partners who know a lot about the human form - The Richmond Ballet and The Downtown YMCA.
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.

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