Our guest scientist Victoria tries out some fake snow in today's Wonders of Winter science experiment. Wonders of Winter is presented by Bank of America.
Today's Wonders of Winter craft is cotton ball polar bears. Supplies are: a paper plate, liquid glue, cotton balls, a pencil, a little pom-pom, a googly eye, and scissors. Wonders of Winter is presented by Bank of America. Download the template here.
Our guest scientist Victoria demonstrates an experiment you can do at home with some vinegar, some food dye (she uses blue), some baking soda, and glitter. Victoria is a Ph.D. student in engineering at University of Pennsylvania. Wonders of Winter is presented by Bank of America.
Lucky is our Painted Turtle at the Museum. He's an aquatic turtle, so he lives in the water. In the winter, Painted Turtles do something called brumation, which is a period of dormancy, similar to hibernation. During brumation, these turtles aren't breathing through their lungs. Instead, they use their butts. This process is called [...]
Matt reads today's Wonders of Winter story, Owl Moon by Jane Yolen. Behind Matt is our Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus), one of the most distinctive birds in the Delaware forest. Owls are excellent night hunters. Their large eyes, flexible necks, and excellent hearing make them especially good at locating prey, usually mice, shrews, [...]
What happens to frogs in winter? Megan takes advantage of today's snowy weather to tell you more. Plus, there's an experiment at the end that you can do at home! Wonders of Winter is presented by Bank of America.
Today's Wonders of Winter activity is a tie-dye snowflake craft. Wonders of Winter is presented by Bank of America. You'll need some newspaper, a coffee filter, scissors, markers, and water in a spray bottle.
One of this week's crafts at Wonders of Winter is a penguin mask craft. You'll need scissors, a glue stick, a pencil, a popsicle stick or string, and black, white, and orange construction paper. Download the penguin mask template PDF here.
Gerald the rat is endothermic, or warm-blooded. Most rats store away food in burrows to help survive the winter. Learn more from Morgan in today's video, part of Wonders of Winter, presented by Bank of America.