Category Archives: Science

Milk Crate Gardening: How To

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By Karen Dewhirst
Museum Experience Manager – Science/Exhibits

When the opportunity arose to add another rooftop teaching garden at the Creative Discovery Museum, I wanted to do something unusual. Of course, milk crates came to mind! I had seen them used on a cooking show to create a rooftop garden and tucked the idea away. Milk crates are light, easily available in large quantities, portable, inexpensive and stackable. You can create your own milk crate garden to suit any space you have available. Continue reading →

Impromptu Science Talk

Children in Dirt

By Liza Blair

I love this time of year. The weather is warm; the days are sunny and bright; flowers are blooming; it’s a wonderful time for outdoor play and exploring nature. And, it’s the ideal time to plant a garden.

A few weeks ago, my kids helped me build our raised garden beds. My daughter held the boards while my son drilled in the screws. Once we were finished, it was time to dig out the sod and add new so Continue reading →

8 Things to Teach Your Children about Water

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By Curtis Jolley
Public Relations Coordinator

Water is literally everywhere you turn: in your house, in the air you breathe, and even in your body. To celebrate National Drinking Water Week (May 1-7), here are eight things you can teach your children about water and how we can all make sure there’s still plenty of it for years to come. Continue reading →

Why We All Need to Play

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By Curtis Jolley
Public Relations Coordinator

Irish playwright and political activist, George Bernard Shaw, once said, “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; We grow old because we stop playing.” 

For many adults, the concept of “play” is reserved only for children. As we age and progress through life, we fall into the unfortunate trap of thinking that enjoying games, toys, and playing pretend are no longer acceptable forms of behavior. Continue reading →

Growing Jack’s Beanstalk

By Karen Dewhirst
Museum Experience Manager – Science/Exhibits

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Kids are fascinated by growing things, especially fast-growing beans. Growing a bean stalk won’t be as fast or as big Jack’s beanstalk, but sprouts occur fast enough that young children won’t lose interest. Here’s a really simple way to get started:

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