Category: Science

Haven’t you always wanted to build a hovercraft with your kids?! Well now you can! Straight from the brains over at Wired Magazine (you know they’re experts when it comes to this kind of thing), Adam Savage goes through the fairly easy and affordable instructions and materials list needed to make a fun hovercraft! Check it […]

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March 18, 2017 | 6:30 – 8:30 PM Science gives us all super powers! Dress up your favorite superhero and come to Children’s Museum of Atlanta to learn how to save the world with the power of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics! Enjoy special hands-on activities throughout the museum before the grand finale from our […]

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On January 19th 2006, a rocket lifted the New Horizons probe from the surface of the Earth, never again to return. At the time of this writing, the early afternoon of July 14th 2015, the probe has completed its flyby of Pluto. For some NASA scientists, today is the most important day out of the […]

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Hello everyone! Professor Labcoat here. It’s National Maker Week, and today I’d like to show you how to learn about electrical circuits using play dough! We use electricity to power all kinds of things every day. Electricity is what we call it when charged particles are pushed around, and we can make, or “generate”, electricity […]

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Earlier this week, in The New York Times, David Kohn wrote about children and learning, and although he didn’t use the exact phrase that we do here, “The power of play,” it still resonates throughout his story. Children learn through hands-on exploration. They need to set their own pace, and they need to be given […]

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Hello girls and boys! Professor Labcoat here! In my last blog post, I said, “No matter what you’re interested in or what question you have, there’s probably a scientist somewhere trying to figure it out.” That’s very true, because science is a way to learn about the world around us and everything that’s in it. […]

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Hello girls and boys, parents and friends! Professor Labcoat here! I work at The Children’s Museum of Atlanta as the Science Educator. This means that I get to do all kinds of activities here at the museum as well as in classrooms all across Atlanta and the surrounding area! Whether I’m mixing up a chemical […]

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One of the many things adults assume about pre-school age children is that they are too “young” to do science. And if you see science as mysterious green solutions fizzing in tubes and occasionally going “bloop!” or worse, “BOOM!!” that is probably true. But what child development and science education experts know is that young […]

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As our community outreach programs have grown over the years, our Imaginators have performed mini-musicals in schools throughout Atlanta. Since the mini-musicals are geared toward the concept behind the exhibit, rather than the details of the exhibit itself, they are perfect to use in the Connected Learning: Connected Communities outreach, which we shared with you […]

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Box Masters

August 6th, 2014 by Ariel Capellupo

Visitors to the Museum this month will learn about three masters of art while creating their own masterpieces, all the while becoming Box Masters. The works of Josef Albers, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Louise Nevelson will be used to teach color, structure, and sculpture, inspiring the creation of crafts, science, and architecture, with boxes! German-born […]

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