Some of our worldʼs finest minds, inventors, and artists are people with traits we often associate with autism. Albert Einstein, Emily Dickinson, and Mozart are all thought to have been on the autism spectrum. Another among those fine minds is Carl Edward Sagan. Sagan was an American astronomer, planetary scientist, cosmologist, astrophysicist, astrobiologist, author, science popularizer, and science communicator. His research helped to solve the mysteries of the high temperature of Venus (a massive greenhouse effect), along with making science fun and approachable for all. Today, inspired by Saganʼs work, weʼll explore the surface of Venus, a planet covered with volcanos and burning hot with an average temperature of 847 °F! Create your own volcano in this simple experiment, and donʼt worry, this “lava” wonʼt burn you!
Our Autism Awareness Month partners are All Kids Included, Autism Speaks, The Children’s Trust, Culture Builds Florida, and Miami-Dade County.
Sensory Programming at Miami Children’s Museum is made possible in part through support provided by The Ethel and Harry Reckson Foundation/Michael Spritzer & Marjorie Baron.