Pop Up Science!

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Join us on our Facebook page for Pop Up Science! This fun series engages younger audiences (and those young at heart) every month with hands-on activities and science facts.  One Saturday morning each month, the KU Natural History Museum's Outreach & Engagement Coordinator, Eleanor Gardner, presents a video on a different science theme. We hope you'll join us!

POP UP SCIENCE SCHEDULE:
October 17, 10am - Radioactivity!
Join us on Saturday, Oct 17, at 10am to learn about radioactivity! Eleanor will talk about radioactivity and teach you how geologists and paleontologists determine the age of rocks and fossils. See how to use a Geiger counter, a scientific instrument used for detecting and measuring radiation!

November 21, 10am - Weather!
Join us on Saturday, Nov 21, at 10am to explore how weather works! Eleanor discuss weather with you and show you how to make your own "weather wise" homemade weather instruments!

 

PREVIOUS POP UP SCIENCE EVENTS

Reptiles - originally presented September 12
Exploring Ectothermy activity guide

 

Paper Chromatography - originally presented August 8
Activity Guide PDF

 

Sound Science - originally presented July 18
Activity 1 - Experimenting with Sound Waves
Activity 2 - Water Glass Xylophone
Activity 3 - Straw Pan Flute

 

Food Web Fun - originally presented June 13
Activity Guide PDF

 

Rocks & Minerals - originally presented May 23
Activity guide PDF

 

DNA Day - originally presented April 25
Activity guide PDF

 

MORE ACTIVITIES & INSTRUCTIONAL PDFS