Descubra at Children’s Museum of Houston

descrubra1In an event co-sponsored by the Children’s Museum of Houston and the Smithsonian Latino Center – Descrubra – visitors participated in hands-on STEM based activities and informal conversations between with Latino STEM professionals. This event also co-incided with a Star Wars Day at the Children’s museum, and activities involved a Star Wars theme. The Verduzco laboratory organized a table demonstrating various properties of polymers: viscoelasticity (Oobleck swamp made from corn starch and water) and a glass-transition (shrinking of polystyrene sheet cut into shapes, ‘shrinky-dinks’).