As always ACES was a blast. We learned how and where different animals live in the winter. Some animals hibernate and some migrate. The animals that stay in snowy Aspen, however, have to carefully build a home. Mice live in the Subnivean Zone under the snow where its warmer. Beavers use wood to make dams. Snakes burrow into holes. Magpies make nests in trees. Snowshoe Hares burrow and camouflage with their white fur. All of these animals have to stay warm and fed in the cold winter months. Building a home near a food source is a priority.
Can you guess what (or who) made these footprints?
Our favorite scientist also came for a visit today. We examined the properties of gravity and air pressure. Can you make a ping pong ball float (or remain SUSPENDED) in the air? Ask us how. We equalized the forces of gravity pulling down and air pressure pushing up.
First with a straw...
Then with a hair dryer...