Celebrate Pi Day at the Science Museum

Posted at 7:24 AM, Mar 14, 2012
and last updated 2012-03-14 07:24:59-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – You know today, March 14th, or 3.14 is what math and science lovers call Pi Day.

The Science Museum of Virginia will be celebrating the importance of pi by doing all sorts of fun things with the round confectionery.

Some of these things Including dropping pies from heights, seeing what happens when one is frozen in liquid nitrogen and even putting pies under pressure. These events start at 10am and continue until about 3pm.

Pi occurs in hundreds of equations in many sciences including those describing the DNA double helix, a rainbow, ripples spreading from where a raindrop fell into water, general relativity, geometry problems, waves, and of course determines the number of times a circle’s diameter will fit around its circumference.

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Below you can find the Pi Day schedule for the Science Museum of Virginia:

10:30 am and 1:30 pm Pies Under Pressure

What happens to a shaving cream pie

when it’s in a vacuum?

11 am and 2 pm Dropping Pies

What happens when you drop pies from a height

that is several stories high? Find out as we test cherry pie,

shepherd’s pie, pumpkin pie and chicken pot pie

in this exhilarating experiment!

12:30 pm Freezing Pies

Will a shaving cream pie freeze when it’s

subjected to liquid nitrogen?