Tag Archives: Science

The Best Birthday Party EVER: Mad Science Kansas City

Location: 11368 Strang Line Road, Lenexa, KS 66215 Cost:  We had a very affordable birthday party for Peanut at the Mad Science Lab in Lenexa.   They also have a variety of camps, workshops, etc., so there are all sorts of activities … Continue reading

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Apply for a Summer Internship with NASA!

December 12, 2013 To Prospective NASA Student Interns with Disabilities, NASA is looking to increase the number of students with disabilities pursuing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers through our internship programs. Disability means both physical and mental disabilities. … Continue reading

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NFB STEM-X Summer Program

Attention All High School Students: Are you looking for something to spice up your summer plans? If so, NFB STEM-X, the latest National Center for Blind Youth in Science (NCBYS) program, is just what you’ve been waiting for! This inquiry-based … Continue reading

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Flint Hills Discovery Center

Location: 315 S. 3rd Street; Manhattan, Kansas 66502 Cost: Adults $9; Military, Students, Seniors (65+) $7; Children $4; Kids 2 and under free. Web site:http://www.flinthillsdiscovery.org/ In the months since we visited the Flint Hills Discovery Center, I’ve struggled with how … Continue reading

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Putting it in perspective

Recently, we’ve learned that Peanut’s eyesight has taken a turn for the worse, and we’ve started patching again to try to save the vision in his left eye.  As rotten as this is–and, believe me, it’s been pretty rotten–it’s not … Continue reading

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From Smithsonian.com: New Chemical Allows Blind Mice to See

After surviving the night from hell (who knew someone so small could puke so much?  It’s like the newborn diaper phenomena, but with spread.), this article arrived in my inbox to bring hope to my heart and a smile to … Continue reading

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2012 California Chemistry Camp

I loved chemistry, perhaps for all of the wrong reasons (I like to blow things up.  I would point out that this is not all that unusual–the Mythbusters like to blow things up, too.  We never did blow anything up … Continue reading

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2012 NFB Project Innovation Program

A new program is being offered by the National Federation of the Blind this year, designed to introduce kids to science and self-determination.  The press release I received is below: The National Federation of the Blind Announces the 2012 NFB … Continue reading

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KC Model Railroad Experience

Location: The entrance is on the main floor of Union Station, near the entrance to Science City.  Union Station is at 30 West Pershing Road in Kansas City, Missouri, directly across the street from the Liberty Memorial. Cost:  Free!  They … Continue reading

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From CNN.com: The Art of Eye Making

It’s ridiculously hot here in the midwest (110+ heat indices are the norm lately) and I’m pretty darn pregnant (about 5 weeks left until D-day!), so I’m taking it easy as far as posting goes.  I’d like to make sure … Continue reading

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