The Magic Planet

With fall classes quickly coming to an end, I’ll be able to spend some more time developing data sets and educational programs for the Magic Planet at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.

For the last few months, the Science on a Sphere exhibit has been hidden away to make room for the Body Worlds & the Brain travelling exhibit. At the same time, our smaller Magic Planet devices have been travelling around the state. KGW’s meterologist, Matt Zaffino, enjoyed the device through October and featured it on the air several times while it was at his desk. Check out the video and see what it can do!

Click here for the video. The stupid thing won’t embed properly.

I’m happy Matt enjoyed his time with it, but I’m glad to have it back so that I can keep developing data sets that help teach students and museum visitors about climate, plate tectonics, and a variety of other earth science topics.

If you had one of these in your classrooms, libraries, or even at home, what would you like it to be able to do?


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