Celebrating Black History Month

Saturday, February 8, 2020, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Explore the fascinating work of George Washington Carver, who worked with agricultural science and crop rotation by exploring soil horizons and how they act as a natural filter. Carver is famous for many inventions, especially for his countless discoveries for uses of the peanut.

Calculate a trajectory to Mars by using catapults in honor of Katherine Johnson, the trailblazing NASA mathematician and physicist. Johnson is celebrated for her orbital equation calculations that controlled the trajectory of the capsule in John Glenn’s Friendship 7 mission in 1962.

These and other African American scientists and inventors will be the focus of activities in the Museum’s Do Lab in February.

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