Valentine's Day Science

Love Valentine's Day? Love science? Then we have you covered! Check out our Valentine's Day Science Pinterest board for an assortment of Valentine's Day themed science activities, experiments, jokes, cards, and more.

For example, do you know the science behind why the colors red and pink are often associated with this special day? What about the science of love and the chemical compounds responsible for your feelings? Learn the answers to these questions and more by clicking here.

Illustration of a Valentine card that says, "I wish I was Adenine...so I get paired with U!"

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About the Author

Ashley Deese
Acting Division Director of Digital Media & Communications

Ashley Deese is the Manager of Digital Media at the Smithsonian Science Education Center, a part of the Smithsonian Institution, where she leads the digital media team throughout the production and distribution of Smithsonian STEM products such as game apps, interactives, and videos for children around the world. Ashley has produced internationally acclaimed and bestselling game apps for the Smithsonian such as “BumperDucks,” “Disaster Detector,” and “Showbiz Safari.” Ashley’s game app, “Morphy!,” received an honoree award by The Webby Awards in 2016. “Aquation: The Freshwater Access Game” was a 2018 nominee for The Webby Awards inaugural games category for Public Service & Activism. Ashley was named to the 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 list for her work in games.

Ashley is a voting member of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a member of the Smithsonian Networks Review Committee for Smithsonian Channel, a Smithsonian unit editor for the Smithsonian Magazine Voices blog, member of the digital advisory board for the Smithsonian’s American Women’s History Initiative, and the co-chair for Smithsonian Gaming. She earned her BS in Biology from Methodist University and a MA in Interactive Media from Elon University.