How to best control temperature when cooking?

  • September 9

What is sous-vide cooking and why does use this cooking method? talkSTEM stopped by Starbucks at Red Bird Mall to enjoy some coffee and explore more about the ways math and science are integral to their cafe experience. This video was supported by City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs.... CONTINUE READING

Why is There a Gap in the Building’s Facade?

  • September 9

This building has a unique design element – there is a gap in the facade of the building. Why would there be one? In this video, which is geared for high school students and older, Dr. Glen Whitney, founder of the National Museum of Mathematics in New York and walkSTEM advisor, discusses temperature changes that we are used to, here in Dallas. He goes on to explore the mathematical relationship between change in temperature and the expansion factor of aluminum. Supplementary Activity Guides fo... CONTINUE READING

How Many People Fit on a 737 Plane?

  • September 9

We wonder what the maximum number of people is that could fit on board the 737 people we are walking through at the museum? How can we come up with a good estimate? We use number arrays to come up with our estimate and walk you through our thinking. Supplementary Activity Guides to extend student learning at the Frontiers of Flight Museum for K-12 grade levels are freely available here:... CONTINUE READING