Water Under Our Feet
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About the Event
To celebrate Science and Technology after Earth Day, Cinema Learning Challenge and Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts will be taking a close look at groundwater, the water that flows under our feet. We will make a model of what happens underground when it rains and use the Engineering Design Cycle to create a well with a pump to simulate the removal of the water from the ground. After the hands-on program, you will view the documentary, Expedition Chesapeake: a Journey of Discovery and see how groundwater plays a part in the health of estuaries around the globe and in our own backyard.
The Hands-On KIT for Water Under Our Feet will be provided free of charge for all students signing up. The Kit will be picked up at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum (900 Las Vegas Blvd, No.) starting April 14 to April 26 during their regular operating hours (9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.). Limited supplies available on a first-come, first-served basis. Bring your registration confirmation with you. The Zoom link for the hands-on-program will be provided by email one day prior to the the event. Appropriate for ages fifth grade through high school.
In addition to the KIT, you need to collect these supplies in advance of joining us in Zoom:
- Pitcher/ container of water
- A measuring cup
We’ll be using the Engineering Design Cycle to improve our pump. You can use any item available at your home or school. You might want recycled items, scissors, tape, craft materials, etc. Use your imagination to use your resources in creative ways!
About the Expert
Miriam Krause has spent over fifteen years helping children, parents, and teachers find joy in the science that surrounds us. She delights in helping children and adults ask and answer their own questions. She is currently the Early Childhood STEM Manager at Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania where she is responsible for both in-museum and outreach programs for preschool and early elementary audiences. Miriam has extensive experience at Maryland Science Center in Baltimore where she created professional development for preschool teachers and developed engaging, hands-on early childhood exhibit spaces. When Miriam is not doing science she can be found gardening, making jam, and playing board games. Miriam holds both a Bachelor and Master degree in Early Childhood Education.
The Las Vegas Science and Technology Festival is proudly presented by the Las Vegas Natural History Museum. All Festival events are virtual, FREE, and open to the public.