Scientist Day - Dr. Gloria Twine Chisum
Today we’re wearing our goggles and lab coats for Scientist Day! Ever wonder what it’s like to be a scientist? Well today we’re going to learn what it takes! Today’s theme is inspired by Oklahoma Hall of Fame Member Dr. Gloria Twine Chisum. Her hometown is Muskogee, Oklahoma. Dr. Chisum grew up in Muskogee and went to school to become a research psychologist. She worked for the U.S. Naval Air Development Center and served as a consultant for all branches of the U.S. Department of Defense. Dr. Chisum specialized in vision problems and how to decrease the damage done to pilot’s eyes! You can learn more by reading Dr. Gloria Twine Chisum’s Oklahoma Hall of Fame biography.
Oklahoma has so many cool scientists! Dr. Kenneth Cooper created aerobics, Dr. Philip Kistler changed stroke research, and Dr. Harriet Barclay was known around the world for her accomplishments in botany.
Arts & Crafts! Science is all about questions, research, and experimenting right? Well today you can learn about slowing the speed of an object in this parachute making craft! You can also learn about air pressure with a balloon (we recommend doing this one as a family with adults!). And because we love science so much, we wanted to show you bouncy eggs too! Eggs break if you bounce them, right? Or do they… try this fun experiment to find out!
Keep learning more of Oklahoma’s Story! We hope that you have a fun time at home experimenting with science! As always, there’s more to this Oklahoma story, come back tomorrow and we’ll have more for you to explore! Please post pictures of your Scientist Day and share them with us: #ohofathome
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