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Join us for a hands-on science event for kids and a screening of PBS Kids 'Hero Elementary'

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Calling all superheroes! Join us for a Hero Elementary Virtual Family Science event.

The online event will screen an episode of the PBS KIDS series Hero Elementary and do simple science experiments led by Nebraska’s Lead PBS Digital Innovator Allison Pontious of Oakdale Elementary in Omaha.

Bring your superpowers of science—capes and masks optional!

This event will be held on Zoom. The link to watch will be in your confirmation email and on the event page.

Equipment list for experiments:

Here are the items to have on hand for our three special science experiments!

  • 1 notebook for writing down your observations
  • 1 pen or pencil
  • Room temperature water
  • Hot water
  • 6 clear plastic or glass cups
  • 5 paper towels
  • Red, blue, and yellow liquid food coloring
  • 1 bag of Skittles
  • 2 large heat-safe plates
  • 1 bar of Ivory soap. Be sure to use Ivory brand, because other brands will not work!

Hero Elementary's New Game!

Before our event, if you want to practice your powers of observation, be sure to download the new Hero Elementary game “Operation Investigation.” Children and parents can help Sparks’ Crew find the best sidekick for Fur Blur while investigating, comparing and learning about animals. Download the game for free at the App Store.

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