Friday, November 30, 2012

Presenting: Episode #2!

In mid-November, City Science Kids visited the Brooklyn Brine pickle factory in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY.  We learned about the science of pickle-making (did you guess that was the theme of the episode?). Have a look at the video to learn all about pickle-making, too! And be sure to visit our friend Shamus, at his factory and online.

Pickle-making has a long history, world-wide and in New York City, where pickles were originally introduced by Dutch immigrants. Here are two photos from the New York Public Library archives of pickle vendors on Orchard Street in Manhattan, from about 1934. The Lower East Side "pickle district" once was home to about 80 pickle merchants!

Be sure to write in and tell us what YOU know about pickles. Does someone in your family make pickles? Do you have a favorite kind? Let us know!

Videography by Amy Sirot

Monday, November 26, 2012

The Final Clue!

Here's one last clue for all you City Science buffs. Have you guessed the theme of Episode #2 yet? Take a good, hard squint at what's in the big bin pictured below...

Monday, November 19, 2012


...Clue #3! Don't be shy, take a guess – what's the theme of the second episode? Remember to go back and look at all the visual clues, and to think about what rhymes with last week's clue word. (You'll find the answer to that at the bottom of this post. Don't look unless you're absolutely, positively, 100% sure you want to give up!!) Keep your eyes peeled for one more clue, and also Episode #2, coming right after the holiday!! Happy Turkey, everybody!

What could these possibly be???

(The answer to last week's word clue is: nickels. Sshhhh....)

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Clue #2!

Yes, the headline rhymes, but rhyming won't help you solve the Mystery of the Theme of Episode #2. Unless you happen to know a seven-letter word for multiple small units of American currency. Here's a little visual assistance. Are you getting any warmer?

Monday, November 12, 2012

We're Getting Ready...

...for Episode #2! To help you get ready, too, here's a little clue. Hmm, whatever could it mean? Take your best guess and write in with a comment. And stay tuned for more clues!