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At-home Science Activities for Kids

CuriOdyssey camps and classes inspire the inner scientist in kids with S.T.E.A.M. activities facilitated by professional educators.  But there are lots of quick and easy at-home art projects you can do with your child that teach science concepts.  Here are a few we recommend for your young science enthusiast. Paper Helicopter Come fly with us! This simple…

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Nature’s Patterns Around Us

From organic to physical to auditory, there are patterns everywhere.  Our exhibit explores many of these patterns.  A great article in the Smithsonian explores a well respected book called Patterns in Nature and an interview with its author, Philip Ball.  Our newest exhibition is based on the same concepts in this book. Artist Theo Jansen applies physics to his “Strandbeest”…

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The Mathematics of Nature’s Patterns

If you are looking for more information about the mathematics behind patterns, but math was not your favorite subject, here is a rudimentary review for those of us who are not math-inclined. For an overview of the math behind nature’s patterns, check out this video. Produced by Alom Shaha in a straightforward manner, it discusses the mathematics…

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Child Development Research

At CuriOdyssey, child development research is on our radar. We use that science superpower for good in everything from our exhibit design to classroom activities. It is our pleasure to share great child development discoveries with you. Gardener or Carpenter Are you a ‘gardener’ or a ‘carpenter’ parent? Based in a plethora of research, what Dr.…

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More Wildlife in Winter

Our Wildlife in Winter blog article on the behaviors wildlife uses to cope with cold winter weather was very popular.  Here are a few more examples of the incredible ways wild animals have adapted and behaviors they use to survive in the cold. Hummingbirds Hummingbirds look frail but are incredibly tough birds.  In cold weather, their 107 degree body…

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Wildlife in Winter

Have you ever wondered what animals in the wild do to cope with the cold of winter? Some bears go into torpor to lower their temperature and heart  rate, saving energy until food is more plentiful in spring.  Some bird species migrate to find food.  Many animals get warm winter coats and some even change the color of their fur…

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Simple Ways You Can Help Wildlife

We all love seeing animals in the wild and want to help them however we can.  Adopting a few simple behaviors make our environment friendlier and less toxic for animals in the wild. Here are a few very easy changes we can all make in our own daily lives that make the world a friendlier place for wildlife. Avoid Rodenticides!…

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Patterns Found in Nature

CuriOdyssey is exploring visual and auditory patterns found in nature in a series of blog posts and in our upcoming new exhibit, THE NATURE OF PATTERNS.  A few of the patterns we will delve into are: Symmetries (mirror & radial) Fractals (branching) Spirals Flow Foam Waves Tiling Cracks Spots & stripes Plus, auditory patterns These…

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What’s inside a Leaf?

    With a few simple home ingredients you can remove the cellulose in a leaf and reduce it to its lignin skeleton! Be sure to have an adult help you out with this experiment! Process We start off by creating our solution – Mix 2 cups of water and 4 teaspoons of washing soda…

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Animal Defenses

Have you ever felt scared? What did you do? Did your body react? When we feel scared our bodies naturally respond to whatever it is that makes us afraid. For example, if we hear a loud sound we might hold still or feel our heart beat faster. We have natural defense mechanisms to help us…

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