Author: Alex Cannon

2017 Summer Programs: Week 5

Posted by Alex Cannon on July 25, 2017 in STEM Summer Programs Summer Program News No Comments

STEM Summer Programs participants learned all about pirates and boats, life under the sea, kitchen chemistry, and space exploration. From the ocean floor to outer space, this week’s programs were extreme! Participants built and launched their own rockets, viewed the sun through a solarscope, built and tested Cartesian divers, learned the art (and science!) of

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Mighty STEM Girls Great Rocket Challenge

Posted by Alex Cannon on December 6, 2016 in Program Spotlight No Comments

On Saturday, December 3rd, participants in Discovery’s Mighty STEM Girls program and their families participated in the Great Rocket Challenge! This hands-on activity required teams of families to construct┬átheir own rockets using a limited amount of time, materials, and very strict “budgets.” The rockets were then tested and launched in our Center Gallery. Winners were

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A Fun Fall at Discovery

Posted by Alex Cannon on November 7, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments

Thanks to all who joined us for a host of fun events this fall! Starting on October 1st, Discovery hosted a series of special events, including: October 1: Explore! Innovate! Play! – a #FREEday of fun hands-on STEM learning fun at the Museum featuring volunteers and free books with Pitney Bowes, Pitney Bowes Foundation, and

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Around the World in a Solar Plane

Posted by Alex Cannon on June 27, 2016 in Cool STEM Stuff News No Comments

Swiss psychiatrist and balloonist Bertrand Piccard is currently flying a solar-powered plane across the Atlantic as part of his attempt to complete the first flight around the world (that’s 22,000 miles!) in a solar-powered plane. What is Solar-Powered? When we talk about something that is solar-powered, we are referring to something that is powered either

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