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!

NEW - Please note: After the June 2021 episode, Pop Up Science programming is being paused while museum staff prepare for in-person events at the museum. Please check our Calendar of Events for the latest museum programs and events!

PREVIOUS POP UP SCIENCE EVENTS:

Fossil Shark Teeth - originally presented June 19
Activity PDF
Aurora Fossil Shark Teeth ID Guide

 

Symmetry in the Natural World - originally presented May 15
Activities - Exploring Symmetry & Creating Symmetrical Sun Prints

 

The Water Cycle - originally presented April 17
Activity - Groundwater filtration model


Bird Beads - originally presented March 20
Activity - Bird beak adaptations model


Investigating Ice - originally presented February 20
Activities - Instant Ice & Pouring an Ice Stalagmite

 

Weather - originally presented November 21
Activity 1 - Make Your Own Barometer
Activity 2 - DIY Liquid-filled Thermometer
Activity 3 - Make a Cup Anemometer

 

Radioactivity - originally presented October 17
Radioactive Decay activity guide

 

Reptiles - originally presented September 12
Exploring Ectothermy activity guide

 

Paper Chromatography - originally presented August 8
Paper Chromatography activity guide

 

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

 

Rocks & Minerals - originally presented May 23
Activity Guide

 

DNA Day - originally presented April 25
Activity Guide

 

MORE ACTIVITIES & INSTRUCTIONAL PDFS