Let’s Go Hunting!
Humans have always been hunters and have had to find ways to obtain meat. In prehistoric times, man lacked weapons and fire, so they got meat from smaller game or through scavenging (taking meat from animals already dead.) Over time, humans developed weapons and learned to control fire. Having fire allowed them to cook their […]
Plants that Survive!
Springtime in Wyoming can bring a confusing mix of warm, sunny days, and freezing snowstorms. Even plants get a little confused and some begin growing before the snow stops flying. In this activity, we’re going to learn about the different structures that help plants grow successfully here in Wyoming before heading outside to look for […]
Wyoming is home to a wonderful variety of animals! Some of these animals are livestock that lives on ranches and farms, some are pets that live in our homes, and others are wild. Depending on where you live, you may be able to watch animals in your backyard! Animals that live in Wyoming with our cold winters, hot summers, and high elevation may be different than animals that live in places with different climates. This activity will explore animals and how their bodies have structures and adaptations that help them live and survive here in Wyoming.
Let it Grow
Many of the fruits and vegetables that make it to your dinner table are grown on farms across our state and country. Farmers carefully plant and tend these crops to grow safe and healthy food for our families. Home gardeners also raise fruits and vegetables; however, they grow plants for their own use, rather than […]
Let’s Map It!
GIS mapping is an amazing technology that can help you visualize and understand our world in a whole new way. This is done by marking points of interest, mapping the length of features, and measuring the area of space. All of this, and more, are possible when combined into a simple easy-to-read map. In this […]
Wyoming Road Trip
Many people visit Wyoming each year to experience our beautiful landscapes and unique attractions. These visitors are called tourists, and the money they spend while traveling is a major source of income for our state. Families that live in Wyoming can also be tourists when they visit our parks and attractions. In this activity, you […]
Fun with Crystals
Baking soda, also known as sodium bicarbonate, is something almost all of us have in our kitchens. It has a wide assortment of uses. But do you know where 90% of the baking soda in our country comes from? It comes from Trona mines in Wyoming! If you have baking soda in your kitchen, you […]
Tell Your Story
There are many ways to learn about historic events. We can study items left behind, search for clues in the ground, and look at historic documents. But one of the best ways to understand life in historic times is to read the diaries, journals, and letters written by people living during those events. Did you […]
Do You Want to Catch a Snowflake?
Do you love to bundle up and play in the snow? It can be so much fun to throw snowballs, make snow angels, and build snowmen! But did you know that the snow that falls during the winter and spring are also really important for our state? Here in Wyoming, a large part of our […]
Wind, What Wind?
Wyoming is known for its abundance of windy days! Large turbines found in wind farms turn wind energy into electricity for our homes. Before building a wind farm, energy companies carefully research locations. They look for places with consistent wind and access to power lines. In this activity, you will explore how the wind behaves […]
We Are Family
When you hear the word “family” a picture of the people closest to you may come to mind. How about the word generation? Understanding what a generation is may be a little more challenging. A generation is a group of individuals who are all about the same age. When we think about the people in […]