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Watch this space! Cool demos and things that make you think

Would you like to learn something new today? We'll help you think like a scientist. Check out these demonstrations, or take a virtual tour of the museum with our app.

 

 

Michigan Mammals

Ages: Children and Adults
Grades: Grades 2 and up
Duration: 3 minutes

 

Biodiversity Lab Interview with Darene

Audience: Families and Adults
Grades: 3+
Duration: 2 minutes

Cloud in a Bottle

Ages: Children and Family
Grades: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Duration: 2 minutes
Materials: Rubbing alcohol, 2 liter bottle, thermometer, air pump

 

Star Bitz: Venus

Ages: Children and Family
Grades: K-2, 3-5, 6-8
Duration: 3 minutes

 

 

 

Tour of U-M Museum of Zoology Division of Fishes

Ages: Teens, Adults
Grades: 7+
Duration: 15 minutes

 

Crystal Candy

Ages: 8-14
Grades: 3-8
Duration: 7 minutes
Recipe

Backyard Birding Guide

Ages: All
Grades: Pre-K, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Duration: 4 minutes

 

Oreo Moon Phases

Ages: 7+
Grades: 3+
Duration: 2.5 minutes

 

How to Become a Fossil

Ages: Children and Family
Grades: K-2, 3-5, 6-8
Duration: 10 minutes

 

Tornado in the Museum

Ages: Youth
Grades: 3-5, 6-8
Duration: 30 seconds

 

Q&A with a Paleontologist

Ages: All
Grades: K-12
Duration: 9 minutes

 

Lights in the Sky

Ages: All
Grades: 6+
Duration: 1 hour

 

How to watch the upcoming lunar eclipse!

Ages: Children and Adults
Grades: 3rd grade - adult
Duration: ~ 10 minutes

 

Interview with Sophia Moon in U-M’s Biodiversity Lab

Audience: Teens and Adults
Grades: 6+
Duration: 2 minutes