A visiting scientist from the Fort Detrick Alliance will teach us all about STEM each month!
Rescheduled from December - Today's program: Why Do Animals?
Have you ever looked at an elephant and wondered why they have such a funny looking nose, or why animals have tails, or are amazed by how your dog knows when you open the jar of peanut butter in the kitchen when he/she is in the basement? While we often wonder about why animals look the way they do and act the way they act, science can offer great insights into answering these questions. Join the fun as we explore through science some of the fascinating and incredible traits and talents of our furry and feathered friends and maybe even start to understand why they are so amazing.
February 4: Where Are You Hiding?
Animals need every advantage they can get to survive in the wild. Some animals are strong with teeth, claws, and hooves which they use to protect themselves. Some animals are small and delicate. Have you ever thought about how animals hide, or camouflage, themselves from other animals who might eat them? Some animals even hide themselves so that their prey won?t see them until it is too late! Let?s explore through science some of the fascinating ways animals hide themselves in the wild.
February 19: Oobleck: The Dr. Seuss Science Experiment
Lauren Beeson, the Fort Detrick GEMS Coordinator and Educational Consultant will lead this hands-on session with plenty of gooey fun. Learn about a non-Newtonian fluid that acts like a solid and a liquid at the same time and make your own Oobleck!
Grades 1-5, with an adult.
This program is sponsored by FCPL and the Fort Detrick Alliance.
Event Type(s): STEM Program, Children's Program
Age Group(s): children with an adult
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