Each month at DCI, we have a different STEM theme and with the theme come different floor demos. Below is a list of themes and demos (with links) so you can find out more about what we're doing each month.
- 1 2015
- 1.1 January - Launch
- 1.2 February - Engineering
- 1.3 March - Chemistry
- 1.4 April - Ecology
- 1.5 May - Sound
- 1.6 June - Electricity and Magnetism
- 1.7 July - Bubbles
- 1.8 August - Math
- 1.9 September - Light and Optics
- 1.10 October - Chemistry
- 1.11 November - Earth and Space Science
- 1.12 December - Games and Computer Science
- 2 2014
January - Launch
Our new exhibition, Launch It!, is opening.
February - Engineering
National Engineers week is the week containing February 22.
March - Chemistry
April - Ecology
Earth Day is April 22.
May - Sound
June - Electricity and Magnetism
July - Bubbles
Our new exhibition, Fizzyology: The Science behind Bubbles, is open. Demonstration Station:
- Effervescent Lava Lamp
- Yeasty Bubbles
- Bubble Wands
- CD Hovercraft
- Balancing Balloons
- Sloshing Foam
August - Math
August has traditionally been our month to focus on math at the Discovery Center. This year, with Fizzyology we'll be looking at surface area, volume and geometry related to bubbles.
September - Light and Optics
October - Chemistry
National Chemistry week (2015 theme: Colors and Dye) is the third week of October.
- Chromatography Flowers
- Dissolving Skittles
- Sweet Self-Assembly
- Gold Penny
- Solid Water
- Elephant Toothpaste
November - Earth and Space Science
December - Games and Computer Science
Computer Science Education Week is the second week of December, around Grace Hopper's birthday.
June – Medieval Battle Machines
Exploring Da Vinci's catapult battle machines.
July – Transportation
Focused on Da Vinci's bridges, boats and bikes
August – Genius, Polymath and Mathematical Relationships
Math was an important subject to Da Vinci
September – Invention and Making
Looking at the inventing process that Da Vinci used
October – Perception and Light
Da Vinci is known for his understanding of light
- Bird in a Cage
- Watch Dragon
- Impossibly Folded Card
- Optical illustions - Inverted Color Flag, Chessboard Shadows and Dr. Angry & Mr. Smiley
November – Mechanics
Last month of the Da Vinci exhibition
December - Toys
Everyone loves playing with toys, but making them can be even more fun