A while back we were fortunate to receive a gift membership to the Natural History Museum here in New York. We’ve gone a few times and have really enjoyed looking at the animals.
For those of you who haven’t been there, the museum is series of large exhibition halls showcasing animal specimens in habitat dioramas. The rooms are cool and dark, giving the place an intimate, dreamy feel despite its vast size. Continue reading
We’ve made some design changes to the site and, after having published at a furious pace over the past year, recharged our batteries.
With the redesigned site, we will be publishing at a steady yet slightly less busy rate in order to avoid blogger (and parent) burnout. While continuing to include detailed science experiments, we will also intersperse personal posts, highlighting our approach to parenting and the variety of activities we do with our daughters.
The result, we believe, will be improved writing quality and a better reading experience for you.
The Brainy Daughter Team
Brainy Daughter is taking a short break so that we can plan some improvements to the site.
We would like to thank all of our readers and, as always, welcome your suggestions and feedback.
See you soon!
This week people around the world celebrated Ada Lovelace, one of the pioneers of women in science and computing. In fact, Lovelace is considered by some to be the first computer programmer. An article in National Geographic explains:
- are animals that eat only plants.
“It’s really a lot of fun ..[doing physics]. That’s one reason to reach out to high school students. From what they get now, they’d never believe it was so interesting.”
While traveling through the mountains this summer my daughter notices the signs for falling rocks, at some of the passes. “Why do they fall?” was the first of many questions on this topic. A few days later we did this experiment, so she could see herself, how rocks break down. Continue reading
- an air like fluid substance that expands freely to fill any space available, irrespective of its quantity.
“Scientific theory is a contrived foothold in the chaos of living phenomena.”
With the weather changing and more rain in the forecast, here is a fun experiment that also shows how water has a way to work into places, without a hole for the water to fall into. Continue reading