Study a Living Thing
Children are naturally drawn to animals of all shapes and sizes. Show them some amazing creature features with these fun activities!
Mimicry occurs when a plant or animal looks like another species to help it survive. One of the best examples of this is the Monarch and Viceroy butterflies, which have similar colors despite one tasting bitter to predators (Monarchs) and the other not tasting bitter (Viceroys). Try this experiment to explore how Viceroy butterflies use mimicry to trick predators!
Observe bees and beehives and make observations about how changes in their environment affect them.
Find out what’s on an owl’s menu by dissecting an owl pellet - a regurgitated ball of undigested food that is part of an owl’s digestive process. Can you determine what’s in an owl’s food chain by dissecting an owl pellet? Try it!