Today, Aug 19th we celebrate National Aviation Day.

This exhibit propeller demonstrates feedback. Weights attached to the propeller control the angle of the blades, which limits your top speed.

What a coincidence his top speed was 19!

#Aviation #NationalAviationDay #Propeller
(at New York Hall of Science)

If you were stranded on a island what would you build to survive or get back home? Well that’s what families are working on in #DesignLab.  (at New York Hall of Science)

If you were stranded on a island what would you build to survive or get back home? Well that’s what families are working on in #DesignLab. (at New York Hall of Science)

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makerspace-nysci:

Excuse me, but is there a WoodBot on your head?  I guess you must have come to this weekends WoodBot making workshop!  Congrats on all the awesome bots!




Get out of bed and into the kitchen. it’s time to take the Design Lab Challenge.

Get out of bed and into the kitchen. it’s time to take the Design Lab Challenge.

@birdie_nyc had a blast in Rocket Park #MiniGolf. Birdie scored a birdie at every hole. (at New York Hall of Science)

@birdie_nyc had a blast in Rocket Park #MiniGolf. Birdie scored a birdie at every hole. (at New York Hall of Science)

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explainers-nysci:

Fight your Fear with Five Shark Facts:
1: Approximately 3.17 sharks are killed by humans every second while only less than 6 humans are killed by sharks every year. 
2: Sharks are relatively high in the food chain and keep populations of prey in check. 
3: Sharks have roamed the ocean for almost 400 million years, even before the dinosaurs. 
4: Your chances of encountering a Shark is very rare. You are more likely to get struck with lightning than to encounter a Shark.
5: Sharks are a slow growing species that don’t breed often. They are vulnerable to extinction.
Sharks have a bad rep above the ocean. Their creepy grins, appetite for meat and sharp teeth make it hard to appreciate them. While it may seem like they are out to get us, sharks are a magnificent species that need to be protected.
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explainers-nysci:

Fight your Fear with Five Shark Facts:

1: Approximately 3.17 sharks are killed by humans every second while only less than 6 humans are killed by sharks every year. 

2: Sharks are relatively high in the food chain and keep populations of prey in check. 

3: Sharks have roamed the ocean for almost 400 million years, even before the dinosaurs. 

4: Your chances of encountering a Shark is very rare. You are more likely to get struck with lightning than to encounter a Shark.

5: Sharks are a slow growing species that don’t breed often. They are vulnerable to extinction.

Sharks have a bad rep above the ocean. Their creepy grins, appetite for meat and sharp teeth make it hard to appreciate them. While it may seem like they are out to get us, sharks are a magnificent species that need to be protected.

Sources

Do you have awesome breakfast skills? Take the challenge! Win prizes. 

For more info visit challenge.nysci.org
Use #BestBreakfastEver (at New York Hall of Science)

Do you have awesome breakfast skills? Take the challenge! Win prizes.

For more info visit challenge.nysci.org
Use #BestBreakfastEver (at New York Hall of Science)

Campers of #MakeAcademy are in Maker Space designing and making their own creations. All while learning to use simple hand tools.  (at New York Hall of Science)

Campers of #MakeAcademy are in Maker Space designing and making their own creations. All while learning to use simple hand tools. (at New York Hall of Science)

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