Looking for something to do with the kids Monday?

(Thanks to David Hartman for sending this tip!)  Recently, National Public Radio’s Science Friday featured The New York Hall of Science’s (in Queens)  unusual mini golf park. “Every hole illustrates a different scientific principle. Charles Camarda, a NASA engineer and former astronaut, agreed to play a round and explain some basic space science as he putted.”

Check out this video.

  • John Takao Collier

    I haven’t had a chance to play science mini-golf in Queens yet, but I have played a round of science mini-golf (called “Galaxy Golf”) at the Sciencenter in Ithaca, NY…

    http://www.sciencenter.org/visit/galaxygolf.asp

    A quick search on Google shows earth science mini-golf at the Science Museum of Minnesota (St. Paul)…

    http://www.smm.org/bigbackyard/minigolf/

    RoadsideAmerica.com has an article on putt-putts in which you (might) learn something…

    http://www.roadsideamerica.com/blog/mind-your-mini-golf/

    John-the-Tourist

  • John Takao Collier

    I haven’t had a chance to play science mini-golf in Queens yet, but I have played a round of science mini-golf (called “Galaxy Golf”) at the Sciencenter in Ithaca, NY…

    http://www.sciencenter.org/visit/galaxygolf.asp

    A quick search on Google shows earth science mini-golf at the Science Museum of Minnesota (St. Paul)…

    http://www.smm.org/bigbackyard/minigolf/

    RoadsideAmerica.com has an article on putt-putts in which you (might) learn something…

    http://www.roadsideamerica.com/blog/mind-your-mini-golf/

    John-the-Tourist

  • Looks like you’ve got a series in the works, John-the-Tourist!

  • Looks like you’ve got a series in the works, John-the-Tourist!

  • JT Lewis

    News you can use? Alcohol In Bloodstream Associated With Lower Risk Of Death From Head Injury

    ScienceDaily (Sep. 22, 2009) — Individuals with ethanol in their bloodstreams appear less likely to die following a moderate to severe head injury, according to a report in the September issue of Archives of Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/09/090921161758.htm

  • JT Lewis

    News you can use? Alcohol In Bloodstream Associated With Lower Risk Of Death From Head Injury

    ScienceDaily (Sep. 22, 2009) — Individuals with ethanol in their bloodstreams appear less likely to die following a moderate to severe head injury, according to a report in the September issue of Archives of Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/09/090921161758.htm

  • JT Lewis

    Great use of Skype to leverage science literacy! http://christchurchschool.wordpress.com/
    Assistant Professor (Duke University) and Associate Research Scholar (Princeton University) Nicolas Cassar joined Christchurch’s Honors Biology class via Skype. Prof Cassar will join the class on a regular basis to help students see the real application of the topics that they are learning about in class, e.g., photosynthesis and respiration in the Rappahannock River. Being able to ask questions in real time with access to a professional researcher/professor will add another dimension to Christchurch’s classroom without walls.

  • JT Lewis

    Great use of Skype to leverage science literacy! http://christchurchschool.wordpress.com/
    Assistant Professor (Duke University) and Associate Research Scholar (Princeton University) Nicolas Cassar joined Christchurch’s Honors Biology class via Skype. Prof Cassar will join the class on a regular basis to help students see the real application of the topics that they are learning about in class, e.g., photosynthesis and respiration in the Rappahannock River. Being able to ask questions in real time with access to a professional researcher/professor will add another dimension to Christchurch’s classroom without walls.