Science Saturday Presented by Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP – What's In Your Dirt?
Discover the wonderful, worm-filled world of soil! Create your own mixture, plant a seed in it, and watch it grow!
Visitors of all ages are invited to discover solutions to science and engineering challenges at Science Saturday. Activities are included in regular admission and free for Hagley members. This is a drop-in activity, feel free to join the fun at any time from 12 to 4 p.m. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware.
This week we’ll be joined by our friends from the Delaware Museum of Natural History (DMNH) who will be providing some extra fun! Dig into DMNH’s compost bin for a look at dirt’s most well-known resident—the worm! Learn about other dirt dwellers and meet some, too!
Use an egg to demonstrate the principles of motion, showing Newton's laws in full force.
Learn about buoyancy, density, and how boats stay afloat! Build your own boat and test how much cargo it can hold!
Learn how living things get their unique traits and discover what strawberry DNA looks like with out a microscope!
Find the hidden colors in markers and leaves by separating their pigments using chromatography.
Create "fabric" out of plastic grocery bags and find a new use for it.