The Fernbank Museum of Natural History has some wonderful exhibits that will keep your children learning throughout the summer.
The museum’s newest exhibit, Creatures of Light: Nature’s Bioluminescence, explains the science behind insects, fish, and other organisms that naturally produce light. As soon as children enter the room, they become immersed in recreated environments and begin to explore the different types of organisms that emit light. Through a variety of activities, they learn how these creatures glow and the reasons behind their behavior. Free educator resources with corresponding standards, essential questions, and additional online assets are available, and activities for students in all grade levels are accessible as well.
Creatures of Light is temporary and will be on display from now until August 14, 2016. Wild Music, another featured exhibit that captures the symphonic sounds of nature and introduces kids from kindergarten to high school to its musicians through well-crafted hands-on experiences, will also be coming to an end on July 31 of this year. For more information on Wild Music, take a look at our previous blog here.
Both offer compelling ways to teach science and inspire students to take a closer look at their surroundings.Visit the museum’s website to learn more about these amazing presentations and to purchase tickets.