November 7th, 2018
I heard that this year’s theme for the International Science Museum and Science Center Day is, “Science, a Human Right”. Well, that is all well and good but, I have to say that I feel a little left out. I believe that dragons have a right to science too. However, I am not going to just sit on my log and pout and not get involved. I have decided to make a sculpture of myself and bring it to life with electricity. Not to brag or anything but, I do look pretty awesome in yellow. My staff and I agreed that “Squishy Circuits” would make an excellent gallery activity for both ISMSCD this Saturday and Veteran’s Day on Monday. I can’t wait to see all of the electric art!
Halloween, October 31st, 2018
I am so ready for Halloween! the treats are out and I look absolutely stunning and a little scary too in my costume.
October 29th, 2018
This week, I am teaching my staff how electricity flows through everyone! You might think a dragon would not be a great conductor but, it turns out I am pretty sparky!!! I am guessing most people are too but I need to know for sure so, you can help me prove my hypothesis by stopping by and participating in the conductor experiment that I had my staff set up this week in honor of Halloween and Frankenstein. I promise it won’t hurt! If you think electricity is fun, I would suggest that you explore more and check out how electricity can control your muscles. If you let them, my staff will temporarily take control of your hand using electricity. Don’t worry, I made the staff promise to let everyone go unharmed when they are finished with them and… most of them agreed. Happy Halloween!
Chemistry Week October 22nd – 26th, 2018
Hello again, it’s me, Scout. Did you know that you could make a battery with vinegar, copper and zinc? Neither did I until Chemistry Week. I am having a blast. Getting this LED to light up makes me feel so powerful. I could just keep doing this forever. And, it’s not just me, my gallery hosts are pretty excited about all the cool things that they are doing with guests this week too. Since Monday they have been doing this awesome battery activity and starting tomorrow they will be doing a chromatography experiment with the visitors. I can’t wait to play with color! Stop by, have fun, and learn about chemistry.
October 15th, 2018
I have a new buddy, Squelette. I am told that their name means Skeleton in French which is fitting because, Squelette is well, a Skeleton. I kind of like hanging out on Squelette’s shoulder because there are plenty of places to grab on to.
Besides Squelette, I have been noticing other odd changes around the gallery lately. If I had to guess, I would say it has to do with Halloween. One of them is the Science of Monsters posters that are hanging everywhere. Until Halloween, guests can learn about the science behind some of the most famous monster myths. I was shocked to find out that dragons were considered to be monsters? (I’m not sure if I am offended though.) My gallery staff has also brought out some Halloween related exhibits for visitors to play with.
All these changes have reminded me that I need to get ready for Halloween as well so, I have created my own Halloween costume with a little help from my staff. I really had to think about what I would be going as and I think I’ve come up with the perfect costume…. A dragon! Get it? … You know, because of the monster thing. The main difference is that I will make those wings look good and, I will not eat people or spew fire everywhere.
Come and see me and learn about monsters at Gateway to Science.