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Summer Reading Club presents Museum of Discovery – Oceans of Possibilities

(1-25 Guests)

Hot/Cold Demonstration (Thermo Stratification)

This demo will help to show how layers of water will separate themselves based on temperature. Cold, dense water sinks to the bottom and hot, less dense water rises to the top.

Hands-on Buoyancy Test

This hands-on activity will allow guests to see the difference in density between saltwater and freshwater and how that affects the buoyancy of an object.

Vortex Bottle Demonstration

Whirlpools form in the ocean with the rising and falling of tides. This demonstration will allow us to observe the shape of these strong water vortexes in an accessible way.

Can Crush Demonstration

When designing underwater vehicles, an engineer’s number one concern is whether or not their vehicle can withstand the pressure of the ocean. This demonstration is a dramatic example of the effect pressure can have on those vehicles and even ourselves underwater.

Hands-on Blubber Insulation

The ocean is a cold, cold place so how do our marine mammals stay warm? This hands-on activity will allow guests to feel how blubber helps to keep marine mammals insulated from the cold ocean waters.

(26-50 Guests)

Vortex Bottle Demonstration

Whirlpools form in the ocean with the rising and falling of tides. This demonstration will allow us to observe the shape of these strong water vortexes in an accessible way.

Hot/Cold Demo (Thermo Stratification)

This demo will help to show how layers of water will separate themselves based on temperature. Cold, dense water sinks to the bottom and hot, less dense water rises to the top.

Density Tower Demonstration

Temperature is not the only factor that plays into density or the formation of ocean layers. This density tower demo will take a deeper look into different liquid densities.

Light Penetration Through Ocean Layers Demonstration

Just like we previously saw with density layers separating in the ocean, there are also separate zones in the ocean based on light penetration. This demonstration shows what those layers might look like and we can discuss which animals can survive in those layers.

Can Crush Demonstration

When designing underwater vehicles, an engineer’s number one concern is whether or not their vehicle can withstand the pressure of the ocean. This demonstration is a dramatic example of the effect pressure can have on those vehicles and even ourselves underwater.

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Date and Time

June 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm