Sunday, March 28, 2010

Sciport Pre-Easter celebration: make egg tempera paint and launch an egg in a parachute on Sat, Ap 3

Five eggs, Shreveport
Originally uploaded by trudeau
Tempera is a permanent fast drying painting medium, says Wikipedia, consisting of colored pigment mixed with a water-soluble binder medium - usually a glutinous material such as egg yolk.

Which gets us round to the Medieval Paint Palette activity which will be part of the Easter Egg-stravaganza at Sci-Port: Louisiana’s Science on Saturday, April 3, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

11 a.m., 1 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.
Participants will make paint out of egg yolks dyed with food coloring. As they create their own art works using and mixing the colors of the rainbow, they will learn about the composition of an egg yolk.

Noon, 2 & 4 p.m.
Visitors will build a parachute capable of holding an egg and then drop it from the second floor balcony to see how wondrously the egg survives.

Each of these programs is included with regular admission and free to Sci-Port members.

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