Flower Engineering

Eli Whitney Museum

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Vacation Program

  • Monday, April 10, 2017
  • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Designed for ages 9 to 12
  • By Andrew Sargent, Site Historian & Lead Educator

Want to learn something complicated? Make it into a game.
Charles Darwin realized that because most plants can't move by themselves, they had to develop relationships with other species that could assist their survival.

Construct a garden of de-lights. Four (simplified) paper flowers. construct a Hummingbird, a Bat, a Beetle, and a Moth. Each will light only the flower it is meant to pollinate. Learn how each pair developed its special friendship. Consider the age-old question: which came first…the Yucca or the Moth?

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