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How to Do Dollar Store Science Day! Feb. 2021

February 9, 2021

Guess what today is? Hooray! It’s Dollar Store Science Day! You might be asking, exactly what is Dollar Store Science Day? Well, allow me to walk you through it. After…

What’s Up February 2021

February 1, 2021

Winter brings long cold nights that are ideal for sky gazing. Unfortunately, Oregon is prone to clouds and rain during the winter months that frequently prevent sky gazing. So take…

Elisha Gray’s Telephone, Part 3

February 1, 2021

August 1, 2025 I have good news and bad news. The good news: I’ve built Mark I of the Quantunnel (I’ve also settled on a name) and it (almost) works.…

What’s Up January 2021

January 25, 2021

The beginning of a new year is an ideal time to explore what astronomical events we can expect in the coming twelve months and this will be the focus of…

Elisha Gray’s Telephone, Part 2

January 12, 2021

July 7th, 2025 I suppose my last entry is due some clarification from Yours Truly. About the patent; it’s for quantum technologies no. 2, quantum tunneling. I would explain it…

Hello 2021!

January 5, 2021

Hello, 2021! As 2021 pulls away from the station, tickets punched, destination unknown, we continue to time travel along. We take turns gazing optimistically forward or stealing sad glances back,…

Elisha Gray’s Telephone, A Science Fiction Story

December 4, 2020

by Linux Spangler   June 5th, 2025 I’m not a mad scientist. Sorry—I just needed to get that off my chest. I’m an inventor, and I’m not insane. My name…

Lemonade Tea Ceremony

December 1, 2020

Tea Ceremony During a brief window of opening last summer I was fortunate to spend a couple of nights in the Jedediah Smith Redwoods. I was nestling into the giant…

moon image from nasa

What’s Up in the Night Sky: November 2020

November 10, 2020

By Colin White, NASA Solar System Ambassador. The end of Fall and the beginning of Winter is a great time to go out in the evening and look at the…

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ScienceWorks Supports Black Lives Matter

June 11, 2020

ScienceWorks supports #BlackLivesMatter. We, the ScienceWorks Board of Directors, understand that racism and injustice are deeply rooted in our society. We know the work of dismantling systemic racism is a…

Recent News from ScienceWorks

Investigate SPACE in November!

October 30, 2021

Need something to do in Ashland this fall? ScienceWorks is investigating space this November! Join us all month long to make your own rover, become a crater creator, and more!…

Introducing: the Southern Oregon Volunteer Coordinators’ Council

October 13, 2021

Introducing: The Southern Oregon Volunteer Coordinators’ Council. This group of volunteer coordination and community engagement professionals from the Rogue Valley area is always seeking new members! This professional development network…

Bite-Sized Science Printable Instructions

October 12, 2021

Episode 1: Lava Lamp worksheet Episode 2: Disco Whirler worksheet Episode 3: Spinning Chairs worksheet Episode 4: Underwater Fireworks worksheet Episode 5: Bubble Art worksheet Episode 6: Make Instant Snow…

FrankenToys are back!

October 10, 2021

This October, FrankenToys are back at ScienceWorks! Explore the scientific concepts of structure and function with this free, NGSS-aligned, facilitated activity. Sure to inspire conversations about habitats, biomes, and other…

Erin Endress Exec Director ScienceWorks Museum

Medium Magazine

July 16, 2021

Erin Endress of ScienceWorks Hands-On-Museum: 5 Things You Need To Know To Successfully Lead A Nonprofit Organization

What’s Up May 2021

May 5, 2021

The evenings are getting warmer and there are plenty of fun things to view in the night sky. Several of the bright planets are visible in May, but only Mars…

What’s Up April 2021

March 30, 2021

Spring has arrived and it is a great time to enjoy the night sky. The diagram above from timeanddate.com shows the evening sky in Medford on April 11, the night of the…

Animals of Ashland Episode #1

March 20, 2021

A puzzle for you: What creature has bony, hard cylinders instead of feet, a four chambered stomach, and gives birth to identical twins every year ? Don’t know yet? Here’s…

Elisha Gray’s Telephone, A Sci Fi Story, Part 4

March 18, 2021

September 8th, 2025   He built it in time. No no no! This is bad. This is very very bad. His engineers must be brilliant! Furthermore, he won the patent!…

What’s Up March 2021

March 4, 2021

Spring is fast approaching and the weather is improving, which makes it a good time to go outside and enjoy the night sky. Daylight Savings Time (DST) begins on March…