Kids Listen Activity Podcast, Episode 46:
The Past and the Curious Presents Niagara!
This episode features the story of Annie Edson Taylor, who was the first person to successfully survive Niagara Falls in a barrel. Also, how'd they even start building the first suspension bridge over Niagara? You might be surprised. Also featuring Mick's version of Cole Porter's song "Don't Fence Me In." Listen to the episode here.
After the episode, do the activity! Drop an egg - but don't break it! Details below.
Annie EGGson Taylor Egg-drop Challenge!
This video will explain everything (and give a basic recap of what you already heard). Mick made it with his friends from the Frazier History Museum, based on lesson taught regularly during summer camp. You’re going to build a “barrel” out of recycled material, around an egg (in a plastic Ziploc bag, please!), and then see if your barrel keeps the egg safe when you drop it. Fun, right?
Materials you need are very flexible. Most importantly you’ll need an egg and a ziploc bag. Beyond that, you can get creative with options. We recommend:
-toilet paper rolls
-WHATEVER you have!