It is hard to believe we have been in space more than 50 years, and 41 years since Neil Armstrong took that memorable "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." – and became the first human to set foot on another body in our solar system. How many people remember the heady excitement and thrill we all felt, as friends and families from all over the world gathered round their TVs to watch the momentous event?.
Curiosity doesn’t end when the school bell rings. Nature fascinates my preschooler, so we have been playing with simple experiments at home. For example, we set toys in the bathtub to discover if they would float or sink. We also dyed a white carnation purple by letting the flower drink colored water.
Have you ever attended one of the Mad Science programs we offer here at MCPL? I think that they are so much fun! They deliver exciting, hands-on, and educational science experiences to children (and their parents, as well as the librarians)!
As we celebrate Women’s History Month, it is hard to believe that in 2013 there are still those who think that women either don’t have an aptitude for science, or are simply not interested in science. Only recently, the head of an Ivy League university continued to perpetuate this myth. One of the reasons that I think this stereotype continues to be passed around is because most people are hard pressed to name many women scientists.