...Ants account for 10% of the animal world's total mass?
In proportion ti their body, they have the biggest brain of all animals and they can lift fifty times their own weight. Visit The Ant's Nest in the Museum.Read more
...the Foucault's Pendulum in the Museum weighs 170 kilos and with a length of 34 metres is one of the longest in the world? It serves to prove that Galileo was right and that the Earth rotates on its axis. The oscillation plane of the Pendulum remains invariable, and meanwhile the ground rotates below it. As the Earth moves the pendulum knocks down a series of balls; if you wait a little you can see how this happens.Read more
...at the Museum visitors can explore the "Chromosome Forest", a large-scale reproduction of the 23 pairs of chromosomes of the human genome with numerous interactive modules related to specific genes of each one of them and including their operation?Read more
...in the "TV Studio" workshop of the Museum visitors can find out how a television studio works, feature in a short programme, and then view a recording of it?Read more
THE GIANT SEQUOIA
...a giant sequoia may live for 4000 years, but some kinds of insect live for only two days?Read more
THE HUMAN BRAIN
...the human brain contains 100,000 million neurones and that their activity consumes as much energy as a 20W light bulb that is never switched off?Read more
THE HUMAN GENOME
...the human genome has between 25,000 and 20,000 genes, a lot less than was previously thought?Read more
...one of life¿s main components is deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)? An artistic reproduction of this molecule can be seen at the Calle Mayor of the Museum, in the form of a sculpture 15 metres high.Read more
INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION
...and that the International Space Station is orbiting at a height of between 335 and 460 kilometres from the earth and flies at over 26,000 km/h?Read more
...Valentina Tereshkova fue la primera mujer en viajar al Espacio en 1963?
El 6 de marzo de 1937, nació Valentina Tereshkova, la primera mujer astronauta que viajó al espacio a bordo del Vostok 6 en 1963. Si te interesa la investigación espacial, te gustará la exposición 'Gravedad Cero' del Museu de les Ciències.Read more