STEM Month: Episode 21

Today we visit the National Electronics Museum in Linthicum, Maryland to speak with Kirsten Messinger, a museum educator. If you have ever visited a museum before, you know one of the big rules from most museums is that you can look, but you must not touch the objects on display. Did you know the reason behind that rule is scientific? It’s true! Our hands have natural oils on them. When we touch objects, we leave behind traces of those oils (think fingerprints!). Over time, those oils damage the objects on display.

The good news is, the National Electronics Museum has several hands-on exhibits that you can not only touch, but play with. They also have a Girl Scout Day in the spring at the museum where girls will get to make their own LED jewelry.


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