Dr. Brent Friesen, a professor at Dominican University, made artificial snow from sodium polyacrylate (the material inside disposable diapers).
Dr. Stark, a biology professor from IIT, teaches an air pressure lesson with Mr. Manus’s 4th graders during a Science Alliance residency.
As a part of the Science Alliance program, Craig Hendee from the Middle East Falcon Research Group visited to talk about falcons and an ongoing Mongolian Artificial Nesting project.
The students learned about the native birds of Oak Park – where they lived, what they ate, their unique features – and then went on a bird-watching walk.
IIT astrophysicist Dr. Sally Laurent-Muehleisen taught all the 3rd grade students to build their own astrolabes.
The kids worked with Craig Hendee from the Middle Eastern Falcon Research Group to learn about other cultures — and build the yurt.
EPA scientist Pat Hamblin helped organize the trip to the Oak Park Public Works facility for Earth Day.
This dissection project is one of an ongoing series of Science Alliance visits from Dr. Kerns. The students also conducted an “In Your Face” workshop and went on a field trip.
OPEF’s Science Alliance partner Craig Hendee from the Middle East Falcon Research Group brought in his peregrine falcon, Alvin, to Irving 3rd grade classrooms.