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?!?

Color Blindness Tests

These colors written in different colors puzzles are always fun!

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.

#### 1 comment:

1. Optical Illusions always mess with my head too much...I can't stomach them!! :)