Science is far deeper and wider than just being a collection of facts and theories. Science is a way of thinking and stretching our brains. Exercise is good for our brains. On this page we are going to post information about subjects that intrigue us and, we hope, might interest our visitors.
As the Science On Wheels educators roll to the end of the geology program for this year, we like to reflect on our rock collection. New Mexico has amazing rocks! Our rock museum has specimens of calcite from Dixon, agate from Abuquiu, basalt from Albuqurque, scoria from Santa Fe, and fossiliferous limestone from the Jemez mountains, and that is just the beginning. It has been a fun, if heavy, program to share with students. As always, our meteorite and our gastroliths were major stars of the show.
What is nanoscale science? It is the science of materials on the scale of a billionth of a meter. In this realm, nearly on the atomic scale, materials behave differently than they do on the scale with which we are familiar. Work at this scale brings us new opportunities and new challenges. Although we like to think it was first proposed by Richard Feynman in 1959, nanoscale science is not exactly new; biology has been manipulating materials on this scale for billions of years on earth.The Bradbury Science Museum is engaged with the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISENet) to help educate the public about issues relating to nanoscale science and engineering.