March is National Women’s History Month! This month celebrates all the terrific women throughout history who have helped to make history. From Susan B. Anthony who fought for women’s right to vote to Marie Curie who became the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, women have been leaving their mark on history and this month is here to celebrate the great women of the past and the future.
The Mother of Modern Day Physics
Marie Sklodowska Curie, The Mother of Modern day Physics, is best known for her work with radioactivity, it’s use in the medical field and becoming the first female to win a Nobel Prize in 1903. Curie began her life November 7th 1867 in Warsaw, Poland. From an early age Curie always had a passion for the wonders of math and science, which led to her receiving degrees in both mathematics and physics from Sorbonne University in Paris, France. After she finished her studies she began working in a lab with Pierre Curie who became not only her husband, but also her lab partner. Together the intellectual duo became the first people to win two Nobel Prizes in two different fields, one for their work with radioactivity and the other for being the discoverers of two radioactive elements polonium and radium. It is because of Marie Sklodowska Curie’s work the science of radioactivity, which opened up and unlocked key advancements for medical research and treatment.
Q: Why can’t you trust atoms?
A: They make everything up
Q: What did one quantum physicist say when he wanted to fight another quantum physicist?
A: Let me atom
Q: Where does bad light end up?
A: In a prism
Two atoms were walking across a road when one of them said, “I think I lost an election!” “Really!?” the other replied, “Are you sure?” ”Yes, I’m absolutely positive.”
Physics Experiment to do at Home
Have you ever wanted to make a giant dry ice bubble? Make your own quick sand? Or learn the science behind your bath salts? If so follow this link to tryout some fun at home.
What are you doing in March?
GIRLS Day Out: Geier Collections and Research Center
Dig deep into Cincinnati’s ancient past with Brenda Hunda, Ph.D., Curator of Invertebrate Paleontology. Discover the secrets lurking deep beneath your feet, and uncover fossilized evidence of the spineless Cincinnatians of the Ordovician. Join us at the Geier Collections and Research Center for an afternoon of hands-on exploration.
Saturday, March 26th from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Geier Collections and Research Center, 760 W 5th St, Cincinnati, OH 45203. Ages 8-14. Registration required. Transportation not provided.
Explorer’s University: Pi Day
Pi is a number, but it’s so much more than that. Learn all about this fascinating and important mathematical wonder.
Saturday, March 19 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Museum of Natural History & Science. Ages 8-14. $7 Member; $10 non-Member. Register now!