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Chicago Academy of Sciences showcases UI exhibits, activities

Jeff Unger, News Bureau
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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Children will be able to whip up a little fun and learn while they're doing it Oct. 7-8 at the Chicago Academy of Sciences.

They'll be able, for instance, to make a homemade version of Silly Putty out of corn, create hand cream from soybeans and make their own ice cream.

The hands-on and interactive educational exhibits at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum at the academy were created by professors and students from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Other exhibits include a display by students from the UI Wildlife Medical Clinic of prey and other animals native to the Midwest. At the Secret Agent Worms demonstration, visitors can view a demonstration about soil erosion, then children will be able to create "worms" out of sand, silt and clay.

Programs will be ongoing from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Call (773) 755-5100 for more information. The museum, at 2430 N. Cannon Drive, is in Lincoln Park.