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Trip to the Boston Science Museum

posted Nov 23, 2008, 5:56 AM by Kathleen Peters   [ updated Nov 30, 2008, 12:09 PM ]
Yesterday, I was able to go to the Boston Science Museum with my family.  I was happy to see there was a small fiber exhibit about the use of synthetic fibers in the modern textile industry.  It was interesting to read about the production of rayon and polyester.  Though the exhibit just scraped the surface of the issue, it was good to see.  Hopefully I'll get back to Lowell to see the textile museum there once it opens!  In the mean time, I highly recommend going to see the mathematica exhibit in the Boston Science Museum.  There is a fantastic display of bubbles, surface tension and surface area there.  I also liked the balls that drop from the ceiling to show what a normal distribution looks like.  And of course, the kenetic sculpture is also worth seeing ... I've always wanted to build one of those.  I think that my kids were a little young for the museum .... when I asked them what their favorite part was, Seth said he liked riding the T!