Participants in the Discovery Place's third movie-themed project got a chance to make and hatch dinosaur eggs while, at the same time, demonstrating some concepts in chemistry.
The project, like others Discovery Place has been hosting for the past few months, was conducted online to maintain social distancing.
"Saturday's project was themed around the movie 'Jurassic Park,'" said Burgandy Farris, Discovery Place manager. "Kids put together dinosaur eggs using baking soda and water, as well as a little toy dinosaur. They make the egg, then freeze it. Later, vinegar is used to start a chemical reaction. The reaction hatches the egg, bringing forth a toy baby dinosaur, which the kid then gets to keep."
The previous projects for June included making split books that, when completed, illustrated the stop-motion illusion that makes motion pictures possible.
After that, they made Disney-inspired pennant banners.
"I enjoyed doing this, and I think the kids did, too," Farris said.
Even though these craft projects have been done online — and will continue in that fashion — the staff of the Discovery Place looks forward to the day they can have a live audience again.
"We don't expect that to happen until after July at the earliest," she said.
July's projects will all be themed around the state of Hawaii.
Previews and the list of required materials for the projects can be found on Discovery Place's Facebook page, as can video footage of all the projects done to date.