The Art of Science at The Children’s Museum of Science and Technology

by Sandra Foyt on January 21, 2010

in Enrichment Ideas

cmost2 What do ferns, snowflakes, and cauliflower have in common?

Kids in the Art of Science class at The Children’s Museum of Science and Technology discovered that they all share fractal patterns.   Then, they explored these ideas in squishy, messy, hands-on art meets science projects.

Fractal pattern trees. Ooey gooey viscous finger paints.  Stinky inky fabric chromatography.  Noxious vinegar and lemon paints on red cabbage paper.

Even art-phobic young boys were drawn into the fun.

cmost Homeschooled students in New York’s Capital Region attend a monthly program “providing children the opportunity to discover the wonders of science in an exciting and stimulating environment.”  Geared toward kids in Grades K-5, the classes are divided into two age groups, 6-8 and 9-11 year olds.  Not only does this keep the interest level high, but it affords the children an opportunity to meet new, same-age, friends.

This program earns the Albany Kid seal of approval!

Homeschool Programs are scheduled through May:

Homeschool Programs at CMOST

When: Tuesdays 1:00-2:30

Price: $6.00 per child

Where: 250 Jordan Road (in Rensselaer Technology Park) Troy, New York 12180


| Sandra Foyt is a storyteller, photographer, and road trip junkie. A veteran of six cross-country road trips, she drove Route 66, the Lincoln Highway, the fossil freeway, the extraterrestrial highway, and even “the loneliest road in America.” Find her on, an award-winning destination guide to extraordinary travel in and from Northeast USA, on her portfolio site at, and in freelance gigs on Family Travel 411, Minitime, Huffington Post, and Matador Network. Email:, Twitter @SandraFoyt.

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