Science for Kids: Explorit in #DavisCA

Had a great time yesterday with my kids at the Explorit museum in Davis, CA. Some pics and vids are below

Cichlids at entrance

Really nice dissecting scope / viewing scope with video monitor:

Dissecting scope

Lots of good displays on agriculture which is a good think in and around the Central Valley

Why are fertilizers important?

Are all soils the same?

Agricultural space

More activities

Really nice activity making a bracelet that reflected where water goes in the environment.

Awesome game on water flow

Really helpful staff

Sifting seeds in water or not water

Snake …

Checking out the python


Giant cave cockroaches

Grind your own grain:

Add grain

Add grain

Floating ball

Best activity: make your own floating spider …

How spiders float 


Ball python time

Ball python

Ball python

Spider display

Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

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