Saturdays with MathHappens @ Austin Nature and Science Center

Lauren SiegelCommunity Partnerships, Nature & Science Center, Parks & Recreation, Ways to like math, We think math is fun!Leave a Comment

MathHappens is excited to announce that there will be math at the Austin Nature and Science Center every Saturday for Summer 2019 from 10 am to 2pm in the Visitor Center! Favorite Quote:  “Kids, if you don’t finish at the math table soon you are going to miss out on the water park.”  

TAG Field Trip Austin Nature and Science Center

Lauren SiegelField Trips, Making Math, Nature & Science Center, Ways to like math, We think math is fun!1 Comment

This group surprised us!  These 5th graders worked on a voronoi map, observed voronoi patterns in a microscope and on animals and participated in a lively discussion on cholera and epidemiology.  When we got to the iPad demo of circles colliding one young man watching the patterns emerge from colliding circles said “this is so satisfying”. With overcast skies, we

Human Sunclock Looking Good!

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Update:  The Sunclock a fully integrated part of the Austin Nature and Science Center that was featured on this Oct 2020 Tiny Tour hosted by ANSC staff!  The sunclock was installed as a collaboration between MathHappens and the Austin Nature and Science Center in Summer 2017. Exhibits Director Josh Ransom sent some wonderful progress pictures showing the improvements they are

Austin Museum Day Part 5: Austin Nature and Science Center

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We were enthused about being back at the Austin Nature and Science Center for Austin Museum Day! Activities included visiting the Human Sunclock, which unfortunately was not fully functional due to it being a cloudy day with only brief moments of sunlight. However, that didn’t stop people from going over and still visiting. Other activities were using navigational quadrants and

Arbor Day at the Austin Nature and Science Center

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Wow –fuzzy photos!  But a great day doing math in the great outdoors.  Over 900 people attended Arbor Day on October 21st, 2017 Outside we presented the Fibonacci Tree model that shows how the sequence relates to tree branch growth, rabbit populations and bee genetics Inside at the specimen and trading room we shared calipers that help show the golden

Human Sunclock complete at 11:30 CDT Friday August 11!

Lauren SiegelIntern Experience, Nature & Science Center3 Comments

Where?  At the Austin Nature and Science Center!  We are very excited to see the Sunclock finished.  We were practicing for the layout June 19th and its been almost two hot sweaty months of laser cutting molds for the calendar stones, of assisting Nature Center Exhibits Director Josh Ransom with cement pours and false starts getting the dates just right.