Archive for January, 2017

The Great American Solar Eclipse!

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The Great American Solar Eclipse!

A very rare astronomical event is coming in 2017. The United States will be experiencing a total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. To see the sky darkened by a total solar eclipse in the midwestern U.S., you had to be alive in 1919!

What is a Total Solar Eclipse?

A solar eclipse occurs when the moon “appears” to cover up the sun. What is really happening is the moon passes between Earth and the sun, and the ...

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Question, Predict, Try, Analyze, and Retry

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Children are natural born scientists. When children discover why and how something is so, they are behaving like scientists. Discovering science, exploring science and applying scientific principles can happen anywhere, including play opportunities in the exhibits and programs at DuPage Children’s Museum. Our job is to ensure that your child has many opportunities to explore and experiment through play in the exhibits and programs at DCM.

The exhibits at DCM are thoughtfully and intentionally designed to promote critical thinking, ...

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