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We had so much fun learning about electricity last Saturday (April 8th) at the Tumbleweed Ranch! It was ironic that we made electrical circuits on the porch of the century-old McCroskey House because the Edwards family never had electricity when they were living in it. But we’re really glad that […]

An Electric Recap

What would make you most interested in becoming a National Park ranger? Reading about forests, attending a lecture on what a park ranger does, watching a video called ‘A Day in the Life of a Park Ranger’ or frequently hiking through national forests? The experience of actually hiking and the […]

So what is STEM?

Have you ever made your own clay dough, and added salt to the recipe? Did you know, that you could make an electric circuit with lights, batteries, and your homemade salted clay dough? Table salt is made up of many very small sodium chloride molecules. When you mix salt into […]

Clay Dough Circuit Science

Written by Brigitte Lim In a few years, our non-renewable energy resources like coal and oil will run out. If this happens, how will we drive our cars, cook our food or switch on our lights? Fortunately, scientists, engineers, business developers, and the government have been developing technologies to harness […]

Renewable Energy

Science of Birds The Big MoSS
When we think of birds we often think of them soaring through the sky looking for prey, nesting, or just hanging out feeding at the backyard bird feeder. But, there are many birds that rarely if ever leave the ground. These flightless birds come in all sizes from Ostriches down […]

The Science of Birds

By: Sarah TeSelle Have you ever played the game 20 Questions? The first question is usually, “Animal, vegetable or mineral?” If the item you were trying to identify was a microorganism the answer would be, “None of the above.” Microorganisms are microscopic, single cell or multi-cell, living organisms. A couple […]


waves The Big MoSS
By: Disa McAlister, Executive Director This past weekend we debuted The Science of Waves exhibit at Tumbleweed Ranch in Chandler. The cool weather helped us space out for the activities that did not need shade. Our Waves Exhibit was designed by scientist Philipp Geiger, overseen by Exhibit Director Dana Sandoval. […]

The Science of Waves Recap

By Philipp Geiger When going to the ocean, all I can think about its getting in the water and body surf the waves. I am equally fascinated and frightened by the energy these waves carry. This love for waves in the ocean gave us the idea to have an exhibit […]