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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Children
will be able to whip up a little fun and learn while they're doing it
Oct. 7-8 at the Chicago Academy of Sciences.
They'll be able, for instance,
to make a homemade version of Silly Putty out of corn, create hand cream
from soybeans and make their own ice cream.
The hands-on and interactive
educational exhibits at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum at the academy
were created by professors and students from the University of Illinois
Other exhibits include a
display by students from the UI Wildlife Medical Clinic of prey and
other animals native to the Midwest. At the Secret Agent Worms demonstration,
visitors can view a demonstration about soil erosion, then children
will be able to create "worms" out of sand, silt and clay.
Programs will be ongoing
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Call (773) 755-5100 for more information.
The museum, at 2430 N. Cannon Drive, is in Lincoln Park.