Counting Pikas in a Population

Age Range: Ages 10-17.  In this activity related to ecology, ecosystems and populations, you will learn a fun way to estimate the number of pikas in a population using a method that scientists actually use. As a way of integrating math into your learning, you can also make calculations to test and see if the method really works.



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Animal Interactions - Pikas & their Predators

Age Range: 10-17.  In this activity related to ecology, ecosystems, predator-prey relationships, energy food chains, and populations, you will play a game to see how weasels control the size of the pika population and how pikas control the size of the weasel population.  Using math, you'll also calculate how populations can change.



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Tie Dye Fun

Age Range: 10-14.  Tie Dyeing is a fun, creative art project you can do at home.  This activity shows you how to do it. Can you predict what kind of pattern your tie dye will make?  Try it out with the help of an adult and see if your predictions are correct!

Paper Chromatography

Age range:  6-12.  In this activity, we will learn about paper chromatography and along the way we’ll also make a chromatography “flower”.

Astronaut Helmets

Age range: 4-8.  Through art and play, we will make space helmets to learn about how astronauts protect themselves in space.

Las Burbujas (Bubbles)

Para todas las edades. ¿Cómo se forman las burbujas? ¿Qué tipo de experimentos puedes hacer con burbujas?   ¡Vamos a probarlos!

Building Bridges

Age range:  4-12.  Design and build a bridge and understand how they work. Different types of bridges can serve different purposes depending on how they are built.


Age range:  5-8.  Cut out and create your own models of dinosaurs

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Zip Line

Age range:  5-13. Design your own home-made zip-line by using gravity. 

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Build a Space Colony

Age range 8-11.  Build a colony that could sustain human life on Mars

Making Oobleck at Home: Fun with Physics!

Age range 9-11.  Learn about states of matter--by making Oobleck!

Bird Watching in Your Neighborhood

Age range 5-13.  Make observations of birds in your neighborhood by keeping a birdwatching journal.

Upcoming Scientists in Action

Scientists in Action is a monthly broadcast series that connects learners everywhere with real scientists where they work, and is driven by audience Q&A. Each event is a live, two-way interactive webcast with multiple schools, organizations, homeschools, pods and families participating. Click below to learn more about our upcoming broadcasts, dates, and times!

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Scientists in Action: After the Asteroid [Broadcast Archive]

Sixty-six million years ago, an enormous asteroid collided with our planet and brought the age of the dinosaurs to a dramatic end. But how Earth made a comeback after the impact has long been unknown to science ... until now! Join paleontologists from the Denver Museum of Nature & Science for a live virtual look at a groundbreaking new discovery made by the Museum.

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Scientists in Action: Ancient Mummies New Discoveries [Broadcast Archive]

As the curator of archaeology at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Dr. Koons uses modern technology to study ancient places and peoples and unravel mysteries of the past.

Scientists in Action: Bird Brained [Broadcast Archive]

Ever wondered about the birds that migrate through your town each year, or what separates a blackbird from a blue jay?


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Scientists in Action: Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them [Broadcast Archive]

Join the Education Collections team—who have the very cool job of caring for some of the artifacts and specimens—as they take you behind the scenes to explore why the collections are safely preserved and how these objects play a starring role in research, education, and museum magic.  

Scientists in Action: From T-rex to Turkey [Broadcast Archive]

That’s right – every bird alive today, from ostrich to oriole, pigeon to penguin, are descendants of theropod dinosaurs like T. rex and Velociraptor.

Scientists in Action: Virtual Voyage Through the Universe [Broadcast Archive]

No spaceship? No problem. Space scientist Dr. Ka Chun Yu will be your students’ guide on a virtual adventure through space.