Math = Love: Visiting the Science Museum of Oklahoma

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Visiting the Science Museum of Oklahoma

Last weekend, I had a chance to visit the Science Museum of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City.  I was attending a Steve Spangler Science Workshop (super awesome, by the way!), and we were given time at lunch and after the workshop to explore the museum.  I remember visiting the museum as a kid when it was known as the "Omniplex."  


I took a few pictures of math-y things I saw in the museum, and I thought I would share them here.

I already shared this picture in my post about teaching sequences in Algebra 1.  I introduced my students to the Fibonacci sequence in class, so I wanted to show them when I saw it in the *wild.*


When I saw this speed limit sign with infinity printed on it, I had to take a picture.


I even made my husband take a picture of me next to the sign.


I used a robot arm to pick up one of these balls.  It was much trickier than I expected!



These giant dominoes caught my eye.  How cool would it be to have a set in my classroom?!?  I'm not sure what I would do with them, but I still think it would be awesome.


My husband had to take a turn at the robot arm, too.


The optical illusion room was super-cool.

Which red line is longer?



Can you find the hidden image?


How many legs does the elephant have?


Which segment is the longest?



There was a super-long hallway with these optical illusions painted on it.  I decided that these would make awesome classroom decor!




I found the tile in the bathroom to be in a very interesting design.  My husband tells me it's super-weird to take a picture of the tile in the bathroom...


I love this bicycle statue.


Where did the bicycle go?!?


Some of these images made my head hurt!


Color Blindness Tests


These colors written in different colors puzzles are always fun!


Looking at this piece made my head hurt!


And this one was just plain fun :)


I'd love to go back again when I would have more time to explore the museum fully.  We were walking around the museum with our boxes full of science experiment goodies which made it hard to participate in a lot of stuff.

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